game news FIFA 23: Before the test, first impressions of the final version of the latest FIFA from Electronic Arts
JV was able to get his hands on the upcoming EA Sports simulation, FIFA 23. The last title with this name, the license has evolved in several quite significant points during our first hours of play. Here is our first overview and observations on a few points before the final test.
Here we are, it’s FIFA’s last lap of honour. The title of the sports branch of Electronic Arts makes one last work with the name “FIFA” before moving to EA Sports FC in 2023 on the side of the name of the saga. It will take getting used to, but in the meantime the American firm wants to leave a nice mark on the name with FIFA 23. We received the final version of the game at the beginning of the weekend, and here are our first impressions after a handful of hours of play.
- Gameplay: review of game pieces and loss of speed.
- FIFA Ultimate Team FUT: Time to shine with a new mode
- The French men and women, protagonists of the new additions
Gameplay: review of game pieces and loss of speed.
Launched in the heart of training matches, FIFA Ultimate Team mode, friendly or online matches, two changes are obvious and stand out with FIFA 22. Pieces from set pieces, first of all, have been modified from A to Z, between corners, free kicks or penalties. No more small aerial target to know where to shoot your long free kick or corner kick, the camera is back behind the shooter, with a predicted white trajectory with directions based on your orientation of the stick. The same goes for free kicks close to goal, making it more accessible, but less realistic. : Free kicks are surgical, and you’ll have to get a defender into the goal if you don’t want to see your goalkeeper crucified.
Also go off target on penalties, now you need to press the shoot button at the right time (an indicator moves and turns green in a moment) with a right stick power and orientation as you want to shoot. goal. A time failure and it is missed!
For the rest of the gameplay, no drastic changes compared to the last version, except great importance of player acceleration. If a player with low acceleration receives the ball, the sprint time can now mess up your attack. In addition, the Hypermotion engine continues to work just as well in its second version, although it will be necessary to play a little longer to see the changes in the behavior of the goalkeepers.
FIFA Ultimate Team FUT: Time to shine with a new mode
We tested the FUT mode of FIFA 23, the famous collectible card game. If the classic game modes don’t move too much in their format, EA Sports has decided to integrate a new virtual currency into the title. In addition to FUT Points earned via Blue Card and Ultimate Team Coins from playing matches, the mode includes stars. Unlocked currency by playing the newest mode in FUT, “Moments”
The latter consists of playing with your Ultimate Team specific matches of the career of a player (Mbappé), a coach (Klopp), custom games with challenges to achieve. Once these challenges have been completed, the match ends and you earn a star. A currency that can then be used to unlock specific packs. Similar to the challenge mode of the Madden NFL saga, Moments expands the FUT solo offering a bit further. We haven’t played the other main online or single player modes (Clubs Pro, Volta, Career) yet. But our verdict on the matter will come soon.
The French men and women, protagonists of the new additions
Finally, let’s talk about two “additional” changes that mainly affect the French public. First, the match comments have been 100% changed. Hervé Mathoux makes way for the unique duo formed by BeIN Sport, Benjamin Da Silva and Omar Da Fonseca. If the whimsical Franco-Argentine consultant can sometimes do too much, regular players will be glad not to hear the same quotes since FIFA 08. The title also includes two all-female championships this year, D1 Arkema (France) and WSL (England). After the success of Euro 2022, the gesture is strong although we would have liked more clubs present and why not a modality dedicated to women’s clubs.
Finally, we remind you that FIFA 23 will be available on September 30, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The final test and JV verdict will be available in the next few days.