Every year, developer EA Sports tries to justify the need for you to buy its latest football game with improvements big or small. The big difference this year is the game’s pace. Fifa 16 is slower. Fans of the series might feel it’s a step down from what they have been accustomed to. During marathon sessions across game modes, one realises that this change gives you a little bit of extra time to think in Fifa16. It is crucial as it lets you consider different ways to approach your game.
With Fifa16, you are rewarded for building up an attack carefully. Regular passes are slower one would rather outthink opponents making crosses, passes, and tackles more important than just running past the opposition. One will spend a lot of time fighting for possession in the midfield, making each move count. It also has improved player statistics and an awesome trainer mode.
However itis hamstrung with flawed execution to some of its headline features like FUT Draft and women’s teams. If you can look past these you will find a competent football game thatis worthy your time and attention, at least until Fifa 17.
• Smarter defence.
• Player stats actually make a difference.
• Token addition of women’s teams.
• Change of pace may not be for everyone.