Average User Score: 4.0Oct 14, 2013Let me get this out of the way first. My review is solely based on Ultimate Team. With that being said, this year is so insanely infuriating that I'm honestly thinking about selling the game back. Apparently the people who developed this game thought it was incredibly realistic to make the easiest ways to score be either by getting corners or taking finesse shots from midfield that fly past defenders and keepers like the ball is on fire. As far as corner kicks go, they are quite literally IMPOSSIBLE to defend. I can't tell you how many times so far I've held back an opposing teams player while the ball is flying through the air until my player is about to clear it only to have one of the opposing player magically shove my guy out of the way and put the ball into the back of the net with a header that likes of which Alan Shearer would be jealous of. An online game of Ultimate Team consists of cheap corner goals, screaming long distance shots, and spamming overhead through balls. Don't even bother trying to control the tempo of the game or win with good defense/good passing(ya know, like REAL FUTBOL.) You'll just end up getting beat 4-1 by some kid who watched a few Youtube videos about how to basically cheat/exploit this games awful AI. Not to mention there is literally no negative recourse for people who act like complete and utter idiots in this game. I really, REALLY, wish PES would have all the licensing for European leagues. If that were to ever happen I feel like the people who want a true futbol experience would actually be able to play game online and win with realistic futbol skills rather than arcade style non-sense being passed off as a futbol sim.
TL;DR- FIFA 14 Ultimate Team is basically like playing NBA Jam on a futbol pitch.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Sep 26, 2013Quite possibly the worst NHL game yet. I mostly play Ultimate Team and the teammate AI is really, really horrible this year. Every time you get a rush up ice you're going to be alone on the break since the computer feels the need to make line changes whenever someone steps foot into the neutral zone on the rush. Ultimate Team online basically amounts to who can score the most top-corner goals. Every goal is scored in pretty much exactly the same fashion. Person with the puck skates low then suddenly changes direction into the slot between the circles and wrists it past your netminder into a top-corner while your defense stands there and just lets them walk through. Don't even bother trying to get chances from the point. Just walk in on the other team, skate into the high slot and aim for a top-corner, you'll pretty much score every single time.
I really, really, really wish that 2k would start putting out hockey games again. EA clearly hires people that know nothing about the sport and they don't give them the budget to pull things off correctly anyways. If the NHL franchise were a bit more like FIFA there wouldn't be half of the problems. I seriously doubt I'm going to buy another NHL game from EA after this one.… Expand