In an interview with GameSpot earlier this month, the question of having two soccer titles released within six months of each other was a smart idea. EA Sports released FIFA 14 last fall and the upcoming 2014 Fifa 14 Coins World Cup Brazil is set for release in a few weeks. “We want returning FIFA players to really have a different experience from what they’re used to which is why we’ve changed the gameplay more than we ever have for an ‘event’ title in the past,” said 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil producer Matt Prior. “It’s a full and feature-rich game that taps in on the passion and atmosphere of the World Cup… we’re the only game that provides that.”
“There’s also a lot of content that you can’t get in other FIFA games: the 203 national teams, the authentic World Cup stadiums, and the general sense of atmosphere we’ve built around this to match the actual World Cup.”
At this point, the debate rages with fans of the FIFA franchise to whether they should plunk down another 60 bucks on another soccer game when they are just touching the surface with FIFA 14. Last week, EA Sports released the game modes that will be included within this upcoming FIFA World Cup game. Even after that post, fans are still on the fence about spending money for another FIFA game so close after the flagship game was released.
On Thursday, EA Sports released another post about five of the gameplay improvements that will be seen in EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Fans of the series may instantly complain about why these improvements were not in FIFA 14 and those complaints are duly noted. But from was discussed, it sounds like EA Sports perfected some things with this game and you could expect to see of these improvements, if not all, in FIFA 15 next year. Here are the five gameplay improvements that fans will see in EA Sports’ 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
World Class Control
EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup features an all-new control system which features two new mechanics: Response Dribbling and Pinpoint Passing.
Response Dribbling allows players on the pitch to turn quickly at every possible angle and still maintain control the ball. Now, when you initiate the left trigger to slow a player’s speed, you will notice greater success when trying to beat oncoming opponents. Additionally, with new flicks, dribbles, and a Brazilian-inspired skill move, it will be even more satisfying to get by just about any defender
Pinpoint Passing introduces new animations and improvements that result in a crisper and more responsive pass. Buy Fifa Coins From outside of the foot curling cross to more realistic clearances, Pinpoint Passing allows for a more precise experience.
Set Piece Tactics
There are multiple factors to a successful set-piece. Players are constantly moving, trying to find an open space to provide options. Now you can direct teammates to make runs to the near or far post, the edge of the penalty area, or even have them crowd the keeper to help create a screen, all using the D-pad. On the other side, defenders will react accordingly to help guard the post and potential open spaces, while goalkeepers will direct teammates to cover unmarked players.
Over The Back Header
A defender with great heading ability is a highly sought after commodity. With new over-the-back headers, defenders who are able to will leap higher than the player they are marking can clear the ball in the opposite direction. At the same time, attackers can do the same in set-piece opportunities. If an attacker is able to leap higher than a defender and get his head on the ball, they will improve their chances at scoring a goal. Winning the air battle will be even more important than ever before.
New Penalty Kicks
Part of what makes the FIFA World Cup so incredible are the matches decided on penalties. In EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup, new mechanics from shot tuning to new save animations brings the intensity of the moment to life. Penalties during a match will now feature players lined-up along the edge of the box ready to react if the shot is missed. Keepers can also use Goalkeeper Antics to distract the kick-taker. These include the infamous wobbly-knees to the more comical matador and shoot-it-there motions Keepers use to throw off a shooter.
adidas Ball Physics
EA SPORTS is proud to partner with adidas to deliver the most realistic ball physics system seen in a football title. By using data collected by adidas’ Innovation Lab in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Brazuca and other adidas balls included in the game react as they would in the real world. This includes true-to-life flight, grass friction and moisture that can alter the way a player moves with the ball.
EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is set for release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on April 15.