FIFA 14 Review – Hands on with virtual Sturridge & Suarez

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We get our hands on the new AdvertisementFIFA 14 game and work out whether if the virtual Sturridge and Suarez partnership is as dynamic as their real life counterparts.

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FIFA 14 Out Now

AdvertisementFIFA 14 hit the shops last week and with it hours of distraction between mates and families. The latest release comes shortly before the new next-gen consoles from Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s XBox are unleashed on the world.

So we managed to get our hands on the game to see what it was all about. We Are FIFA 14.

Menus

The interface has been improved since FIFA 13, making it more clear and user-friendly. There’s new gameplay modes too, which increase the options available on FIFA ten-fold.

fifascreen3Player moves

The game’s developers have put a stronger emphasis on the little bits of detail that make a virtual footballer seem more real life. There’s the head-down arched runs of Luis Suarez cutting in from the right hand side and the athletic dives of Simon Mignolet, for example. Each tug and pull in the battle for the ball just looks more realistic.

Improved player database

FIFA boasts a huge array of player data, meaning their players themselves are more accurately defined in their ratings and abilities. Most of the top leagues’ players are accompanied by photos. Raheem Sterling is speedy, not strong and Iago Aspas has bite, but not power – just yet.

fifascreen2Overall verdict

FIFA is getting strong year on year and with the added precision movements to the players, it add to the overall realism of the game. Add to that Liverpool’s updated squad including Aly Cissokho, Victor Moses, Tiago Ilori and Mamado Sakho – as well as a very lifelike and charismatic Kolo Toure.

You can take Liverpool to the top of the Premier League and stay there come May. Just remember it’s not real.

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