The Mixed Bag Of Characters Are Very Well Voiced But Follow The Most Obvious Stereotypes

The Mixed Bag Of Characters Are Very Well Voiced But Follow The Most Obvious Stereotypes

No bones about it, therefore this a wild departure from FIFA’s tried and tested formula, particularly for a franchise that has tended to favour small yearly tweaks over grand reinventions. Whenever having said that The Journey is not an entirely original exercise, as sports game fans will already know. The NBA 2K series, that has effectively made EA Sport’s own attempts at a basketball game redundant, has a remarkably similar mode called MyCareer. Online play is as important as anything in a football game, and my experience so far is steady. Hereafter that’s to be expected, that said, this changes if you’re playing against an opponent with a poor connection.

Games start quickly, it finds opponents well and the matches themselves run without lag. You’ll have to get used to getting knocked off the ball a lot more than in previous versions of FIFA, it makes things far more realistic. With naturally stronger players now a lot more commanding, Play is more physical this time around.


There are two huge changes to FIFA the move to a brandnew engine, Frostbite, and the focus on a story lead ‘campaign’. Players will force a header downwards, curl a free kick or twist their body to spray a ball downfield. Seriously. They the total amount of animations, and this makes a visible difference. With facial expressions finally helping players look more than mannequins, The hyper realistic graphics are great.

FIFA 17 is another strong entry in the iconic series, and one that looks to lay the groundwork for future titles by switching to a really new engine. Penalties are given for the slightest touch in the box, and dark yellow cards are handed out seemingly for challenges that shouldn’t even warrant a stop in play. Some familiar FIFA annoyances rear their ugly head again -notably the pesky referees. Therefore, The mode is broken down into three distinct sections. Like in Be A Pro, You can either control that team or, just control Alex. Therefore, The games are selfexplanatory, just typical FIFA matches with the odd tinker to make them fit into the story dynamic. They work well, and the cutscenes are nicely done and look fantastic. Considering the above said. The doting mother, the busywithwork dad, the gruffled flatcapwearing grandad and slightly seedy agent -they’re all present. Nevertheless, follow the most obvious stereotypes, the mixed bag of characters are very well voiced. Known There are reasons to stick with it. There hasn’t been that much added to the others, the Journey is just the many modes in FIFA 17. Ultimate Team is still as addictive as ever, and the career mode is fun if you have loads of time to put into it.

It’s hardly something new, it sounds odd at first having a singleplayer campaign in a football game that ain’t completely about management. Spike Lee even directed last year’s version. With the mode becoming increasingly popular with any iteration, K had been at it for years with its MyCareer mode in the NBA series. There’s nothing more satisfying than successfully finessing a long range shot and have it nestle in the corner of the net, it can be frustrating at times, especially when you think your player is intending to curl the ball into the top corner and he instead smashes it over the bar. There’s a load of new button combos to learn and corners and freekicks are overly complicated. Doesn’t it sound familiar? I often ballooned corners into the box and got increasingly frustrated. One change I’m not so keen on is the ‘set piece’ system. Lots of big match combinations there to keep you going, and as we understand it, the FIFA 17 demo squads might be fairly up to date as well.

All the partnered clubs are present in the FIFA 17 Demo as you’d expect as well as a few ‘off the wall’ inclusions in the type of Tigres, Gamba Osaka and the Seattle Sounders. Know what, I have to give props to EA for how well it’s been done, in many ways it’s just like that. Know what guys, I instantly likened it to some crappy straighttoTV football film, or the laughably bad but also quite entertaining Goal! I too had misgivings about The Journey –FIFA 17’s name for the story mode -when EA first announced it. Trust me Futhead will keep you updated. Futhead broke the news within 30 minutes. Im an info freak and I visit the website/twitter/facebook of ‘EA Sports’ almost every hour. At the most basic point, The Journey is simply a career mode with some fancy acting and an easy story.

That’s far from a bad thing. The way you perform in the matches, and training, helps determine whether you’ll be on the bench or in the starting XI. Next week, To be honest I scored another ‘hat trick’ and my reward was to be sent out on loan. That said, I get the impression that sometimes it makes no difference, and so it’s the mode’s downfall. My team lost, in one game, By the way I played -if you’ll pardon my arrogance -an absolute blinder and bagged a hattrick. The cutscene that followed was full of dejection and disappointment. Oftentimes Penalties are a completely different story, and I actually much prefer the changes there. It takes some getting used to. You can alter your ‘run up’ and there’s far more control. You see, FIFA and PES are now more different than ever, and that’s pretty nice thing, in many ways it’s a resounding yes. I’d say if slightly cliched, The story mode is fun, and you can simply ignore it if it’s not for you, while Ultimate Team is still as addictive as ever. You’ll also be able to sample a teaser of the all new Journey mode which follows the trials and tribulations of fictional football star Marcus Rashford, I mean, Alex Hunter, as well as your standard FIFA 17 Demo matches.


Still something new for us all to try out, It’s only a taste of what the mode will offer. The key word there being ‘from’ as it depends entirely on your geographical region as to when your local Xbox or PlayStation store updates on 13th. We’d highly recommend following your regional Sony/Microsoft accounts on Twitter for all the fresh most recent information on release times. That said, The rig demo gonna be different being that as soon as EA open up the download on Origin, everyone might be able to grab it all at once. Not isn’t a bad thing.was hoping for more options on team management to have more control on game strategy but looks like nothing has changed. Was hoping for new 5 star moves but doesn’t look like there any. The premise of The Journey is simple, and packed with cliché.