While FUT Trading and Investing is a tool for enjoying the game even more, the majority of people purchase FIFA for the gameplay side of things.
The last couple of years has been disappointing for many, to say it at least. Unrewarding gameplay, bugs and errors are just a row of reasons why many people feel unsatisfied.
But. Could FIFA 21 be the game that breaks the pattern? Let’s look at the 5 New Gameplay features for FIFA 21 (read EA’s article here):
- Agile Dribbling
‘A new Agile Dribbling system gives you the means to unleash your creativity in 1-on-1 situations. Use fast footwork, more responsive close control, and new skill moves like the ball roll fake to explode past defenders.’ – EA sports.
- Positioning Personality
‘In FIFA 21, increased positional awareness elevates footballers’ in-game intelligence to put them in the right place at the right time. See world-class forwards hold their runs in line with the last defender, creative playmakers find space to play through balls, and midfielders shut off passing lanes as players better live up to their real-world understanding of space and time on the pitch.’ – EA sports.
- Creative Runs
‘Get more control over your attackers’ movement with more ways to break down the defence in build-up play:
DIRECTED RUNSFlick the right stick after triggering a run to take full control over the direction of the runs your teammates makeDIRECTED PASS AND GO
Flick the right stick to decide where your teammate makes their run after a pass
Press in both sticks to lock to your current player when on the attack’ – EA sports.
- Natural Collison system
‘A re-imagined collision system creates smoother player interactions all over the pitch. Key footballing moments like goalmouth scrambles and battles for possession in the midfield will resolve more naturally, resulting in fewer free for alls and less falling over each other when players fight to be the first to the ball’ – EA sports.
- Fundamentals of Football
‘Updates to the fundamentals of football raise the game all over the pitch.
A more perceptive understanding of space and opposition positioning allows players to play a more intelligent passing game in FIFA 21BLOCKING
A new blocking system creates more balanced outcomes when defenders block shots and crossesRESPONSIVENESS
Faster reaction times unlock more responsive players, enabling them to better escape from tight situations when under pressure from opponents
Take full control over headed shots and passes with manual headers that send the ball exactly where you aim’ – EA sports.
I wish we’re able to feel these differences in-game!
In my opinion, all of this sounds great. FIFA 21 gameplay has a lot of potential in my eyes. Now it’s up to the developers at EA to make the gameplay as good as we ideally want it to be.