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  • Summary: New to this year's installment, players have memories and will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals - as they would in real life. RefinedNew to this year's installment, players have memories and will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals - as they would in real life. Refined commentary highlights unique fan reactions, while chants and behaviors will be relevant to country or even your club. New bench reactions, side line character animations, 10-man goal celebrations, and more will strive to keep you engaged in the story of the match. Your teammates and opponents now recognize what’s happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    100
    If this is your first Fifa game on the new gen consoles then you will be blown away by all the little details that together contribute to an overall experience not too dissimilar to watching football on live television. If you owned Fifa 14 on Xbox One or PS3, Fifa 15 is still a significant upgrade, though maybe not the revolutionary product that it was built up to be.
  2. Oct 6, 2014
    90
    EA have struck pure gold with Fifa 15, the series is back where it needs to be following the few setbacks of Fifa 14, and this year’s additions have taken it to a whole new level.
  3. Sep 26, 2014
    88
    FIFA 15 goes conservative this year, by introducing a small set of changes in the gameplay. It surely lacks some innovation, but you can breathe and taste football like you've never done before in a videogame.
  4. 80
    FIFA is always at its best when the pitch is tilted in the attacking side's favour, and this year's is a peach. It's not the 'true' next-gen FIFA we've been waiting for, but it's as dynamic and thrilling as any entry in the series thus far.
  5. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    FIFA 15 it’s a football experience clearly built for new generation platforms but it’s not without problems or sufficiently demarcated from previous games.
  6. Oct 2, 2014
    80
    We can hope that next season, EA Canada continues to iterate, and strikes a balance between footballing glamour and realizing the beauty and passion of mid-table obscurity, because all football fans deserve the chance to experience a real simulation of the game we love.
  7. Sep 23, 2014
    70
    FIFA 15 has gameplay problems, but it can also play some sublime football. However, single-player’s continued stagnation leaves a sour taste in the mouth. If goalkeepers can be addressed, EA will remain the football king.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 92
  2. Negative: 45 out of 92
  1. Sep 27, 2014
    10
    I play fifa since 04 and since fifa 10 the game is getting beter and better.

    This time they finally fix the fut lag. You only get connected
    I play fifa since 04 and since fifa 10 the game is getting beter and better.

    This time they finally fix the fut lag. You only get connected to someone with great ping.
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  2. Sep 29, 2014
    9
    My favorite FIFA game yet, graphics are phenomenal, game play is near perfect. Some slight annoyances with goalies rarely, but otherwiseMy favorite FIFA game yet, graphics are phenomenal, game play is near perfect. Some slight annoyances with goalies rarely, but otherwise basically perfect in my opinion. (I mostly play be a pro and that's it however) so take this with a grain of salt. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2014
    7
    New features, like having fully-licensed Premier League grounds, is a huge improvement - and while the emotions of the players during gamesNew features, like having fully-licensed Premier League grounds, is a huge improvement - and while the emotions of the players during games doesn't feature as much as EA made out in the run-up to the release, your team does get second winds if you're chasing a game late on. The little aesthetic differences to the environment are impressive.

    Dribbling is important again, which is a relief. Time after time on FIFA 14 you'd get in to great positions to buy yourself a yard and whip a cross in, only to lose acceleration completely and lose the ball. But on FIFA 15 you can get yourself that yard, you can leave defenders for dead and you can score solo goals again. The arcade feeling has returned, surrounded by this hi-tech universe EA have invented.

    The speed of the game is a little unrealistic - but at the end of the day, this is a football game and not a football match. But what good is all of that when FIFA 15 presents its problems before you work out its treasures?

    In the end, FIFA hasn't really been the same since they introduced Tactical Defending. I'm not saying that was the root cause of what we're playing now, but it gave EA the temptation to bite off more than they could chew with regards to altering aspects of the game completely when they only needed little tweaks.

    And the Next Gen goalkeepers are yet more evidence of this. What good are the fantastic new tactical choices of All Out Attack and Park the Bus if they don't lead to goals because there's a superhero stood in front of goal? I've played around 10-15 games on this and I'm certain the goalkeeper has been the highest rated player in every single one of them.

    It takes me 20 shots on target on professional - PROFESSIONAL - to score 2 goals. I'd bump it up to World Class like usual but I know I'd be on the end of 4-0/5-0 scorelines because the defending from the team I'm controlling is so loose. Pace and trickery can slice open my defence with ease, and my goalkeeper pales in comparison to the one stood at the opposite end. Why?

    I've given this a 7 for now because my problems will all be sorted by November when the first patch comes out - but I'm annoyed at EA for releasing a game in this condition. It still feels like a demo because of the amount of improvement work that needs to take place and I'm currently battering Everton 3-0 with West Brom because I know I'll be on the end of a cricket score if I bump it up to World Class.

    I await the patch.
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  4. Oct 5, 2014
    5
    Where do I begin? Coming from a seasoned fifa addict this is the most frustrating Fifa so far. Offline it's actually ok disappointing frameWhere do I begin? Coming from a seasoned fifa addict this is the most frustrating Fifa so far. Offline it's actually ok disappointing frame rate graphics are good but online is where the issues start. Servers are terrible ultimate team gameplay is terrible and the defending controls are non exist ant and headers are overpowered by forwards. Plus pretty much everyone uses Real Madrid as Ronaldo is unplayable. Winning division 1 titles is too easy as this is my 5th successive season winning one in the first week. Hopefully an update will sort the glitches and gameplay Expand
  5. FCP
    Feb 7, 2015
    3
    EA keeps advertising this as a football simulation, yet it's nothing like real life football, nor does it take any skill. They keep pushingEA keeps advertising this as a football simulation, yet it's nothing like real life football, nor does it take any skill. They keep pushing Fully Assisted settings so that even the least intelligent, least skillful person on the planet can play it. Needless to say, this ruins competitivity. Also, the game's pace is absolutely ridiculous, which is not only a result of Assisted settings. The graphics have been definitely downgraded, Goalkeepers are pretty much broken, defending was good before the patch if you played on Manual settings, now it's an assisted broken mess as the rest of the aspects of play like shooting and passing.

    As a result, even Online Seasons, which is the best mode for me, isn't rewarding to play, and someone like me who used to get a 4.0 win/loss ratio gets a 2.0 ratio, after 250 games. All because EA have gone down the path of ultra-arcade games, and refuse to make people learn to play a game, they simply make "pick-up-and-play" FIFA games since 13, and it's getting worse and worse.

    Not worth getting if you want a realistic football game.
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  6. Dec 27, 2014
    2
    Another shocking instalment of a once loved franchise that seems to get worse every year, I remember buying FIFA 13 and thinking what haveAnother shocking instalment of a once loved franchise that seems to get worse every year, I remember buying FIFA 13 and thinking what have they done but that seems like a masterpiece compared to this regurgitated, still broken ****

    Every year they add more and more pointless features while the core gameplay is fundamentally broken with their 'physics engine' still a complete mess. On this years roster of inane things they have added to try and mask that they have't actually done anything; little animations and cut scenes for absolutely every event. I don't want to see two terribly animated players pretend to square up over a clear cut foul, I don't want 30 seconds of my player picking up the ball, placing it, and then lining up the free-kick when the half only lasts 6 minutes. I don't want 15 seconds of a player arbitrarily moving his mouth in front of the ref in complaint when he slid through my attacker from the back in the penalty area while last man and only being booked for it.
    Players muscles now show through theirs shirt although again this could have been in FIFA 14, while they still stick to players like a second skin, how hard is it to animate shirts, I see games do it all the time.

    Lets talk about gameplay. Admittedly it has been a little to easy to score on previous FIFAs, especially on FUT, so the addition of new low IQ demi-god super keepers has been implemented to try and even it up a little. They will pull off incredible reaction stops and ridiculous double and triple saves only to come for a corner or cross they clearly can't get or maybe leave their near post ridiculously open without your input leaving the opponent with an essentially empty net. The keepers in this game feel very schizophrenic, while playing with the same keeper as my opponent, and the latter pulling off save after match winning save mine is beaten by his first shot, usually a scuff straight at him

    Defending it worse than ever, fullbacks drop playing attackers onside regularly. The AI will sometimes randomly pull a defender, usually your best centre back, from your well organised back line, leaving a gaping hole for one of the plethora of fast, strong black players your opponent is no doubt using to run in on goal unopposed and score near post. The defending AI is generally awful. Pace seemingly gets worse to defend each year, by the time you've managed to switch to the nearest player and you have broken from the glue that holds you to the pitch whenever you switch to a new player, Victor Ibarbo will have already passed you. It is possible to defend against pace but you need a perfect connection to the wonderful, venerable EA servers, anything less and your players simply won't react in time and if this is identified by your opponent they will get through to your goal at will. There is an exploit at kick-off when in two strides any attacker will have a free run at the defence, by passing the midfield who run aimlessly in the opposite direction. If you do manage to tackle a sprinting oncoming opposing player, don't be surprised if his momentum just wins him the ball back, or for your player to crumple to the deck leaving his standing and one less obstacle in his way.

    The physics engine causes FIFA 15 to play to a different rule book compared to the real game. Anything off the ball isn't a foul, and if you can master the off the ball foul you can stop a lot of would be chances. You will find yourself being fouled on the ball and decision going the other way, you will round the keeper and be scythed down will ball a few yards ahead only to find your ref is Sun Kwan Cho and his eyes don't open enough to see the incident.

    When the connection is good I can overlook most of the heinous design flaws and enjoy the game but as we know with EA this is rarely the case. One game my players are responsive with crisp passing and touches, the next they seem as if they have never played football, the passes either being under-hit or over-hit, having the turning circle of a heavy goods vehicle, constantly being offside, de-locking from the ball, standing behind opposing players, running to where the ball has been and gone, running into each other etc. I only accept games with green latency and my internet is very fast so I know its not on my end and 60% of games are fine but the other 40% make me want to pull my hair out. And in the end after one of these horrible laggy games where I have a scraped a draw to stay in my current division and my poorly animated PS2 graphics players celebrate their survival on the **** green carpet and Martin Tyler speaks of how he will see me again next season in the same division and I watch the first half of the highlight reel without being able to skip, a message pops up; 'disconnected from Ultimate Team'. I check my laptop, my internet is still on, I immediately reconnect to EA servers, 'it seems you disconnected from your last match, this will affect your DNF'. Relegated. **** you EA.
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  7. Nov 14, 2014
    0
    Awful, simply awful. How can EA get away with publishing half finished games? And scripting is back bigger bad badder than ever before plusAwful, simply awful. How can EA get away with publishing half finished games? And scripting is back bigger bad badder than ever before plus the main exploit..."the hoof" is the most effective weapon. A footy game this isn't, more like a turgid mess of AFL and NFL combined. Expand

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