FIFA 19 Demo Impressions?

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  • Al-Victorious 13 Sep 2018 21:55:59 77 posts
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    I haven't touched FIFA since 2014 since I made the switch to PES in 2015 and onward. I tried the demo today and forgive me if this sounds too harsh, but it's absolute trash. The presentation was excellent but the gameplay was simply dreadful. Am I being too harsh?

    Edited by Al-Victorious at 21:59:35 13-09-2018
  • AaronTurner 13 Sep 2018 21:58:04 10,095 posts
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    I haven't yet played the demo but I can tell you that the gameplay isn't "absolute trash".
  • H1ggyLTD 13 Sep 2018 21:58:19 10,628 posts
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    Full release is always different to the demo anyway.
  • binky Moderator 13 Sep 2018 22:00:55 10,916 posts
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    Just played 3 games.
    Iíve played 800+ games of seasons coop this year and I thought the demo played nicely. Some nice tweaks and additions in the team setup (keeping players back on free kicks FINALLY!) and some nice little animations that seemed to smooth out some gameplay issues.

    Positive impressions thus far.
  • H1ggyLTD 13 Sep 2018 22:08:20 10,628 posts
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    Pre-ordered, anyhow.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Sep 2018 22:29:26 16,713 posts
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    Was toying with the idea of picking it up as I haven't bought one for a few years but me it's rough. Sluggish as fuck, on rails animation and the ball physics are all over the place. Also did the graphics get worse? I'm sure it looked better 3 years ago. Fucking porridge of a game.
  • Thorbz 13 Sep 2018 22:35:07 184 posts
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    It's a massive sack of wank as far as gameplay goes, but the licences, eh ?

    Edited by Thorbz at 22:35:58 13-09-2018
  • Al-Victorious 13 Sep 2018 22:56:32 77 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Was toying with the idea of picking it up as I haven't bought one for a few years but me it's rough. Sluggish as fuck, on rails animation and the ball physics are all over the place. Also did the graphics get worse? I'm sure it looked better 3 years ago. Fucking porridge of a game.
    @Decks Agree 100%
    Have you played any of the recent PES games?
  • ERG1008 14 Sep 2018 09:10:16 735 posts
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    After playing the PES demo for a bit this is not a looker at all. Some of the player faces are worse than last year especially De Rossi and Kane.
    One thing FIFA does right though is presentation and the CL menus and hullabaloo are nice and put you in the mood for playing it.
    They have smoothed the passing and the ball physics are slightly better especially if you hit the sweet spot with as low shot. The physicality does allow stronger players to win the ball back easier and had some good tussles in midfield with this. Gks kicks are better too.
    It is pretty much a re-skinned 18 though with a CL license.
  • the_milkybar_kid 14 Sep 2018 11:00:21 7,677 posts
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    I'm still burned by them not adding the option to play with friends on the Switch last year. They can get to fuck for that.
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Sep 2018 11:09:15 4,431 posts
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    Al-Victorious wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    Was toying with the idea of picking it up as I haven't bought one for a few years but me it's rough. Sluggish as fuck, on rails animation and the ball physics are all over the place. Also did the graphics get worse? I'm sure it looked better 3 years ago. Fucking porridge of a game.
    @Decks Agree 100%
    Have you played any of the recent PES games?
    I dont think Decks is allowed near PES's games anymore
  • Dougs 14 Sep 2018 11:10:05 87,053 posts
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    Is there a Switch demo?
  • Rhaegyr 14 Sep 2018 11:23:25 4,633 posts
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    The on the pitch stuff is utter toss - the last FIFA game I played was FIFA 15 and this seems like a complete regression, both in gameplay and graphically.
  • robc84 14 Sep 2018 12:12:21 12,901 posts
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    I guess I was hoping for a decent alternative to PES, as I feel I need a break from it after buying the last few years.

    I actually thought it played ok, and I like the presentation. If I'm honest though, it doesn't play better than PES based on the demos.

    I'm going to try to go a year without buying either, but I've no doubt I'll cave on one of them as soon as a decent sale is on.
  • Syrette 14 Sep 2018 13:16:32 50,013 posts
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    Changing the automation settings really does affect gameplay, for what it's worth.
  • superdelphinus 14 Sep 2018 13:33:56 9,941 posts
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    I think PES is an absolute wank bag too. I donít get why people think its gameplay is good, itís seems to be one of those things people just say all the time and it becomes an established truth.
  • souvlaki 14 Sep 2018 13:38:56 866 posts
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    I've just played a few games (PC Version) both against other people and against the AI (Legendary) and really enjoyed it - different enough from last years for me to warrant getting it.

    I like Pro Evo as well but can't get friends to play against me on that one.
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Sep 2018 13:46:45 4,431 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    I think PES is an absolute wank bag too.
    That is fucking brutal :(
  • StrayBezza 14 Sep 2018 13:59:29 1,156 posts
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    Its not as good as PES 19.
  • Syrette 14 Sep 2018 14:18:50 50,013 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    I donít get why people think its gameplay is good, itís seems to be one of those things people just say all the time and it becomes an established truth.
    What an odd, arrogant thing to say.
  • Rhaegyr 14 Sep 2018 14:24:48 4,633 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    I think PES is an absolute wank bag too. I donít get why people think its gameplay is good, itís seems to be one of those things people just say all the time and it becomes an established truth.
    The only thing I can add to this is that I played PES2018 a couple of months ago and after a few days on it I thought it was fantastic (and the last game of PES I played was 2008). I bought FIFA's 10 through 15 (which I actually thought were quite good) and think this demo is a a bit of a turd.
  • samharper 14 Sep 2018 15:58:33 1,031 posts
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    The SPL license is pushing me towards PES but neither of them play anything like PES1-6 on the PS2 and therefore I will yet again wait for a sale.
  • JYM60 15 Sep 2018 12:59:49 17,566 posts
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    Yeah I am of the opinion PES has been wank since PS2.

    FIFA, I have enjoyed since 08. Mostly for Pro clubs and seasons modes. Probably won't bother with this one though. Didn't really play last years very much, so expect the same if I got this one.
  • H1ggyLTD 15 Sep 2018 13:01:46 10,628 posts
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    So when can EA Access lads play it?

    Next week or?
  • don81 15 Sep 2018 15:24:57 231 posts
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    I was always Pes and swapped back to FIFA in 08 then back to Pes on 15. But tried both demos this year an I think FIFA was better. Plus my mate has FIFA only so guess that's what I am getting this year. I did however think the demo was impressive. As Pes was to samey as 18.
  • erasr 15 Sep 2018 17:08:51 239 posts
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    PES is awful now. I agree that itís almost become the the norm to think its gameplay is good. Fact is, itís not. FIFA is far more fun than PES, especially in online coop mode.

    Solid demo with similar gameplay to 18. Iím just after the new modes and tactic settings.
  • Frogofdoom 15 Sep 2018 17:25:24 10,528 posts
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    That's not a fact, it's an opinion.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Sep 2018 17:35:09 16,713 posts
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    Fifa is aimed at people with learning difficulties FACT. And that is a fact. Fact.
  • Syrette 15 Sep 2018 18:22:59 50,013 posts
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    erasr wrote:
    Fact is, itís not..
    Aw jeez
  • solidsneek 16 Sep 2018 18:23:43 763 posts
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    Not sure about the commentary this year but will see. Stadiums sound incredible
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