Everything You need to Know about FIFA 18
Every year brings new expectations and that is the same in the case with FIFA, each year they bring a new instalment, hoping to improve on the previous version. The rosters are somewhat expected and EA tinkers with the game engine to improve the overall experience of the game. Fifa 18 is round the corner and the game is already in the limelight as they have chosen Cristiano Ronaldo for the game cover.
Keeping the game fresh every year is a huge task and EA have been doing it well for the past few years. But the real question is that: Is Fifa 18 worth to buy? Is it better to upgrade from Fifa 17 to Fifa 18? All the questions would be answered here in the article.
5 changes that will make Fifa 18 the best game
- Ball control: EA has brought a revamp in dribbling with cutting down the complicated controls and have been stuck to basics.
- Journey Mode is back: The season 2 of the journey will see Hunter and Ronaldo feature alongside each other.
- Stadiums Atmosphere: The feel in the stadiums is better among all the Fifa editions.
- In-game changes: Quick substitutions is the way to go in this Fifa.
- Player Characteristics: The work in animation in Fifa 18 takes it to a whole new level.
EA made a switch to Frostbite engine in the last year edition of Fifa 17 and it was huge. There were some issues also with the new game engine but in Fifa 18, the Frostbite engine performs really well and the game looks fabulous.
The lightening system works really well for the graphic change of the game, it provides the missing realism, which includes shadows seems perfect when playing in a sunny weather in some South-American stadium.
Talking about the stadiums, they feel more alive than ever before, which might feel a small detail but it was like many fans wanted this change and EA have noticed it. Every venue feels unique with the pitch and fans reacting differently. For example: fans in Argentina wave banners and flags. While in a demo game between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, fans run towards Griezeman as he scored a late winner. The crowd feels alive, which was not the case in the previous editions of the Fifa.
Spectacular visuals are of no good without a better gameplay and thank your luck as Fifa 18 offers best gameplay in a football in a console. The biggest improvement is in the player movement and this is possible because of a new motion technology system. This is not a marketing gimmick and you will notice the difference as soon you will hold a console. There is a different animation every single frame, which seems to provide fluid way of playing as you will feel in PES. Now, the Fifa doesn’t feel repetitive or robotic. Every skill feels fluid and adds realism to the game.
Motion capturing is nothing new to Fifa as they have been doing it for past Fifa editions. The cover star of this edition has been followed to capture the style of his play. Other players with unique running styles have also been captured exactly too.
Dribbling has also been revamped and it’s now much easier to hold a ball to the player’s feet. The ball now sticks to the pitch which makes the game feel slow, it might feel odd at first but you will get used to it with time.
Crossing has also been improved and there is now more curve than the previous edition of the Fifa where the crosses seemed to flying straight in one direction. Talking about the new features in Fifa 18, quick substitutions, where you can substitute as soon as the balls goes out by flicking R2 and complete the sub without going into the menu.
The Journey which was introduced in the previous Fifa has made a comeback and this time in the Journey you can customise Alex’s clothes and hair. The local multiplayer in the journey is new which and the decisions which will you make will have a greater impact on your journey.
Fifa 18 vs PES 2018
PES 2018 user’s interface does lack a punch which is required to overcome the Fifa’s impressive simulation plus there are questions which on the commitment on PES to acquire the licenses of all the major clubs and the leagues in the world, which is still they haven’t able to acquire this time also.
Fifa has Alex Hunter’s journey in their kitty, while PES hasn’t come out with any story mode to give competition to Fifa. The Journey is coming back in Fifa 18 which makes it even tougher for PES 2018 to beat Fifa 2018.
What PES 2018 offers you is: Masters League mode and PES 2018 will allow you to become a manager and allow you with off-field interviews and dressing room views. There is an improved transfer system and pre-season tournaments to look for.
Fifa online modes are not the best but they offer a better experience than PES which lacks in this department as the game has regular crashes.
PES is a better option in gameplay and graphics but Fifa is turning it up the competition with the Frostbite engine. It is yet to see that can PES 2018 can match the fluidity of Fifa 18.
Price and Offers on Fifa 18
The price of Fifa 18 for platforms are given below:
On PlayStation 4: Rs.3,999
On Nintendo Switch: Rs.3,999
On Xbox One: Rs.3,999
On PC: Rs. 3,499
On PS3: Rs. 3,999
On Xbox 360: Rs. 3,999
If you are looking to get some discount by using the game coupons code for this EA game and use this offer to get 20% off on Fifa 18 on all the above platforms.
Release Date of Fifa 18
Fifa 18 will launch on all the platforms such as PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Nintendo Switch on the same date which is 29th September 2017.
Fifa 18 might be the best game in the whole FIFA series. The game has everything: journey mode, gameplay is better, stadiums and players feel alive. The frostbite engine comes real good in Fifa 18, it would be a better option to upgrade from Fifa 17 to Fifa 18 to experience a whole new level of fifa-ness.