It’s that time again, folks. This Friday marks the return of one of the biggest sporting titles on consoles as FIFA 13 hits entertainment retailers to what will be a staggering abundance of sales. As is expected of the latest installment in the ongoing canon, FIFA 13 brings into play a whole range of new features in gameplay, whether it be an improved first touch system, advanced forward runs from attackers, or whole new game modes.
With the annual Electronic Arts games, progression is key in maintaining the interest and ultimately the purchasing power of gamers. After all, if the FIFA games remained constant in their gameplay mechanics and offerings feature-wise, gamers would eventually tire and move their focus to other offerings.
Whilst new features continue to prove that FIFA is the crème-de-la-crème of soccer offerings, looking back through the history of the games has brought my attention to some sorely missed features that I would love to see a return for.
Week in, week out we see Premiership players attempt to gain an advantage in the ‘art’ of diving so why not bring it back into FIFA? Admittedly, nine times out of ten it didn’t quite work with the referee, but on that odd occasion, you could pull it off and gain either a free kick or that all-important penalty to clinch that win. EA is always raving about realism, here’s something that would ramp it up even further.
Indoor five-a-side mode –
Previously players were given the opportunity to play in indoor five-a-side (or more) matches in a varied mode from your run-of-the-mill stadium match. It was a fun way of playing against friends and even tested out your abilities in a faster-paced situation, perfect practice for those wannabe pros.
Violent conduct –
Whilst violence in football should never be condoned, FIFA previously added in just that, the opportunity to have a little ‘dig’ at your opponent at the risk of being punished. Once again throwing in a realistic edge (after all, players do get irate at times) this could be something worth considering for a return.
Quick subs –
Using the D-pad to quickly tinker with your team for a quick substitute was a clever little feature in the past but EA decided that it was not worthy of being continued. Admittedly it could prove difficult to do whilst fending off your opponent but would prove a neat return considering the time it can take sometimes when making substitutes.
Manual forwards run –
A new addition to the gameplay this year is the feature in which your attackers make much-improved runs for that all-important through ball that can pick apart the opposition defense. The problem; is all automatic. The solution; bring back manual forward runs that saw you pass to another team-mate for you to run into space for a return pass, simple really.
I’m sure there are plenty of other additions many gamers would love to see make a timely return to FIFA 13 but for now, we have to make do with what still is going to be a revolutionary footballing title. Just don’t forget, it’s out on Sept. 28! Will until then you have Poker IOS PKV that offers you engaging and fun games that you can try until the launch of a new FIFA game.