Unveiling FIFA 17
Often considered as a cult game, EA Sports has steadily released new versions of the popular football game FIFA, every year. The latest launch in the line-up is FIFA 17. Here’s a look at the game which is the first of the series to run on the game engine, Frostbite.
Available on a number of platforms including PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC, FIFA 17 is centred on a story-line called ‘The Journey’. Users play as the character Alex Hunter, who is a rising football prodigy and a third-generation footballer. Start off as a young Alex, who is on the Clapham Common grounds, facing a crucial trial that could either be the start or end of his professional football career.
While the start of the game may be slow, it certainly picks up. This story-mode is categorised into three separate sections, namely training, games and cut-scenes. As a user you can choose to either play as the enter team or simply control your character Alex.
The story develops with characters like Alex’s parents, grandfather and of course a seedy agent. This all looks visually appealing and fits in well with the story-line. Simply put, The Journey is an attempt at a new career mode with in-depth acting and an easy-to-follow story. This is one of the several modes that are available in FIFA 17, however the other modes are all making repeat appearances from the previous versions. If you find that the career mode is too clichéd and not so fun you can always choose to play the classic Ultimate Team mode.
The game has a more physical feel added to it, with players that are more developed and stronger. There is also a much better control of the players offered and the game seems more realistic. You can even choose to alter your character’s run-up when attempting a penalty shot.
The game engine Frostbite also adds to this by including new animations like curling a free-kick and the twisting of a player’s body to send the ball downfield. While the controls are improved, it may take a bit of time adjusting to these changes.
FIFA 17 delivers a steady online-playing ability, with games starting quickly and a smooth gaming experience. However if you are playing a match against someone who has a poor internet connection, you may experience some lag.
With fantastic graphics and added facial expressions and animations, FIFA 17 seems more realistic than ever before.
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Picture courtesy – playstation.com
by techtalks @TechTalks November 16, 2016 9:47 AM UTC