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    FIFA 15: 10 Tweaks To Make This

    The Best FIFA Yet

    http://www.gamebasin.com/news/fifa-15-10-tweaks-to-make-this-the-

    best-fifa-yet

    FIFA15

    will

    mark

    the

    franchises

    first

    proper

    outing

    on

    next

    generation

    hardware

    with

    atitle

    being

    builtfromthegrounduptotapintothesuperiorhorsepoweroftheXboxOneandPS4consoles.

    Wehavealready seenwhatahugedifference thisadditionalhardware canmakewith the re

    releaseofFIFA14fornextgenthegamewasmarkedlymorecrisplookingandfinallydidaway

    withthesocalledcardboardcutoutfanstobereplacedbyfarmorelifelikespectators.WithFIFA

    15shighlyanticipatedreleaselaterthisyearthereisagrowingfeelingamongfansthatthistitle

    couldbetheonetoaddresssomeoftheseriespersistentshortcomings.ThisisnttosayFIFAisin

    anywayapoorgamethefootballsimishandsdownthebestvideogameofitskind,thereare

    just tweaks to bemade tomake it even better. As fanswe obviouslywant EA to implement

    additionalchanges,

    tweaks

    and

    innovations

    to

    make

    this

    next

    gen

    debut

    the

    finest

    FIFA

    game

    yet.

    ItshardtothinkofanoccasionwhenanewentryintotheFIFAfranchisehasntbeensuperiorto

    itspredecessorEAhaveaverygoodtrackrecordinthisregardandthereisnoreasontodoubt

    thatFIFA15shouldntbethebestinthelongrunningseries.Thereareanumberofoutstanding

    issuesorabsentfeatureswhichEAneedtoresolveinordertotaketheirgametothenextlevel.

    ThecustomerisalwaysrightsogivethepeoplewhattheywantEA!Sowiththatinmind,hereare

    the10TweaksToMakeThisTheBestFIFAYet.

    10 Dynamic Weather

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    It takesyouaway from theultrarealisticexperience that isFIFAwhenyouveplayeda full90

    minutegame

    and

    the

    torrential

    downpour

    hasnt

    eased

    up

    once.

    Clearly

    such

    ameteorological

    scenarioisntentirelyoutsidetherealmsofpossibilitybutitwouldbenicetoseeaslightlybroader

    rangeofpossibilities.ItsMayrightnowandacrossthecountryweareexperiencingamishmash

    ofsunnyspellsmixedinwithheavyshowersthisshouldbeapossibilityinFIFA15.Agameshould

    beabletostartsunnyandenddampenedbyrainandviceversa.Nottosoundtoopedanticbutin

    FIFAiteitherrainsoritdoesnt,makingnoroomfordegreesofrain.Agamewhichgoestosuch

    great lengths to achieve ultrarealism should permit for a broad degree of differentweather

    intensities,fromanunobtrusivedrizzletoafullonmonsoon.Whileweretalkingaboutweather

    relateddetailswemight aswellhighlighthow stupid it is that a game can see twohalvesof

    ceaseless,unrelenting rainyetRealMadridwillstillwalkoutwiththeirkitswhiterthanwhite.

    Throwsomemudonthesituation,EA!

    9 The Twelfth Man

    Theability

    to

    have

    matches

    against

    your

    friend

    with

    asystem

    keeping

    track

    of

    them

    was

    along

    overdueadditionwhichwasunanimouslywellreceivedbyfansoftheworldsbestfootballsimthe

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    worldover.SurelyeventhenextgenhardwareofferedbythePS4orXboxOneisunnecessaryin

    transferringOnlineFriendliestoUltimateTeam?ItseemslikemoreofanoversightonEAspartas

    opposedtotechnologicallimitationsinhibitingit.UltimateTeamisFIFAsmostwidelyplayedgame

    modeanditmakesabsolutelynosensethatweareunabletotrackourcontestsagainstourfriends.

    Weallwanttohavetheopportunitytotakeourteamoftheworldsgreatestplayersmeticulously

    chosenandadaptedtosuitourspecificplayingstyleanduseittomakeourfriendspraythatthey

    areneverunluckyenoughtocrossusagain.However,withoutanytrackingfacilitiesyouareonly

    asgoodasyourlastgameandwillneverbeabletobuildupareputationasdefinitivelybeingthe

    best.

    7 Historic Teams

    FIFAoffersusanearexhaustivelistofeveryclubofnoteontheplanetyetitstilldoesntquiteboot

    theballoutthestadium.ItmustberememberedthatFIFAisagameanditwouldbeappreciated

    ifwehadtheabilitytochoosefromaselectionofteamsinexhibitionmodewecantseeplayweek

    inweekoutonSkySports1.GrantedwealreadyhavethelimitedoptionsoftheWorldXIand

    LegendsXI(bothstackedwithnotableabsentees)butwhynotpushtheboundarieswiththegames

    propernext

    gen

    debut?

    It

    would

    be

    nice

    to

    see

    the

    introduction

    of

    some

    historically

    great

    teams

    asnotablyutilisedbytheMaddenseries.WanttoseewhatallthehypeabouttheLiverpoolteam

    oftheearly80swas?WanttoreliveFergusonsglorydayswiththatUnitedsquadofthelate90s?

    Forgottenhowgood that2004Arsenal sidewere?Theresno reasonwhy sides such as these

    shouldntbehonouredwithaplayableFIFAteam.

    6 The Collection

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    UltimateTeamstalwartswillrememberatimewhenFIFAcollidedwiththeworldofPokmon,to

    excellenteffect.OneofthepivotalmaximsofPokmongottacatchemallwasappliedto

    UltimateTeamastheplayerwastaskedwithcompletingavirtualstickerbookofthegamesplayers,

    notdissimilar from theworld cupbook flooding theaislesat Sainsburys.Asanalternative to

    discardingaplayerandreceivinganegligibleamountofcoins inreturnyoucould insteadsend

    themtoyourCollection.Bonuseswouldbereceivedforcompletingfullteamsandyouwouldalso

    havearecordofthegreatswhoonceoccupiedyourUltimateTeam ifyourwordwasevertobe

    doubted. It was a shocking development when they scrapped The Collection a couple of

    instalmentsagoas it seemed tobringonlypositives to the table.EAwouldbewelladvised to

    reintroducethissportingPokdextoproceedingswithFIFA15.

    5 Champions League

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    ItisastrangefactthatclubfootballsbiggestcompetitionintheChampionsLeagueiscompletely

    missingfromFIFA.EASportssuperbsoccersim isburstingwithgamemodes,tournamentsand

    leaguesyetforsomeunknownreasonoffersthesocalledEuropeanCupintheChampionsLeagues

    stead.Itmaycomeassomesurprisetothemanynotacquaintedwiththefootballgamingworlds

    notoriousrunnerupProEvolutionSoccer,butKonamisgameactuallypossessesthelicencetothe

    Champions League. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 was recently made free for Playstation Plus

    subscribersonlytobeshunnedasalesseralternativetotheFIFAexperience.Inshort,PESjustisnt

    FIFA.Possessingalltheotherrightstothelicenceofteams,stadiumsandbadges,itwouldmake

    farmoresenseforFIFAtohavetheChampionsLeaguerights.

    4 Fix Transfer Market Glitches

    Onfartoomanyoccasionswillaplayerbeinneedofacontracttoallowtheirstarforwardtohave

    afewextragames,onlytoclickontothetransfermarkettobetoldthatzerosuchitemsarelisted

    rightnot.ThatsrightnocontractsavailableinthewholeworldrightnowUnfortunately,such

    examplesarebutthetipoftheicebergasfarasthebuyingandsellingofcommoditiesgoesonFIFA

    UltimateTeam.Alltoooftenplayersarereportingthelossofcoinsorvaluablecardswhichafter

    alldo

    pertain

    to

    some

    actual

    monetary

    value

    due

    to

    EAs

    severs

    being

    seemingly

    unable

    to

    cope

    withthehighvolumeofactiontheymustexperienceatallhoursofthedayonUltimateTeam.A

    greatdealoftimeandeffortgoesintoacquiringthesevirtualchunksofgoldandsoforthemto

    sometimesvanishintoastateofnonexistenceisinfuriatingtosaytheleast.Attheveryleastsome

    securitysystemsshouldbeputinplacewithFIFA15toensurethatwehavesomewayofrecouping

    thesesenselessloses.

    3 Heading Adjustments

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    Headingisclearlyahugepartofthemoderngame,bothonthebackfootmakingvitalclearances

    withthelikesofJohnTerryorVincentKompanyorutilisingtheheadsofstrikerswhohavebecome

    headingspecialistslikeRadamelFalcaoorFernandoLlorente.However,whenyouvebeenonthe

    receivingendofaheadedhattrickfromSebastianGiovincoyoudohavetostartcontemplating

    thatmaybethosebrainboxesoveratEAMontrealhaveplacedslightlytoomuchstockinthepower

    of the head. The headed goal can be a thing of true beauty butwitnessing a player like the

    aforementionedSebastianGiovincoandhis53frameleaplikeasalmonoutofwateroverthe

    backof66BredeHangelandtoheadtheballinreallydoesleaveyouscratchingyourhead.Rather

    thanjustrepeatedlysmackingtheshootbuttonafterdeployingatastylookingballfromthewin

    youshouldinsteadhavetotimethejumpofyourforwardtomakethingsslightlymoredemanding.

    2 Authentic Managers

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    Inagamewhichhasquiteevidentlygonetopainstakingmeasurestoguaranteerealism,itisalmost

    bafflingthatauthenticmanagersaretheirlikenessesarentincludedtostandonthetouchlinewith

    theirteam.EveryyearweseehowaccuratelytheyvereplicatedRooneysjawlineorhowtrueto

    life CristianoRonaldos use of hairgel is so to not have actualmanagers seems like a glaring

    omission. With the huge personalities involved in modern football management and how

    frequently theymake headlines they certainly should have a place in the FIFA franchise. In

    particular, leadingmanaging figuresshouldbe includedsuchas JseMourinho (completewith

    swagger), Arsene Wenger (complete with copiously long coat), Alan Pardew (complete with

    attitude)andTonyPulis(completewithCPFCmerchandisecap).ThenewFIFAWorldCupgame

    features19 licencedmanagerstodothestrategicworkalongsidetheplayers.Thisrep