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FIFA 14 in the big oe24.at test

Now the long wait is finally over. FIFA 14 will go on sale at home on Thursday (September 26th). The developers of the latest part of the most successful soccer simulation of all time have put a lot of effort into improving the game once again. Our test report (of the PS3 version) will tell you whether they succeeded. In any case, the omens are not bad. Because numerous new features should make the gameplay even more intense and realistic than it already was.

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    The graphics are once again impressive.

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    Much more important, however, are the numerous new functions that make the gaming experience even more intense.

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    The highlights include Pure Shot, a new ball physics, Protect the Ball and spiral turns while dribbling.

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    In addition to the offensive, the defensive department has also been adapted to the new gameplay. With activated "Tactical Defending" (standard setting) you can ...

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    ... ask again in a duel. You can also hold on to opponents in running duels and pluck their jerseys.

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    In addition, the backers are now acting more skillfully. They close open spaces more quickly, have a better view of free-running attackers and support the player through increased pressing.

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    EA managed to take game speed into account more closely. You have to get used to it, but once you've internalized it, the game looks even more realistic.

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    The variable tempo dribbling enables different ball control in the sprint. Good players like Messi or Özil benefit from greater ball control and precision.

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    In addition to gameplay innovations, FIFA 14 also presents a new way of playing the career mode. With the global scouting network, the world of professional talent search has arrived.

You have to get used to the new functions
Anyone who has played FIFA 13 regularly will wonder how EA wants to have improved the game again. No wonder, after all, the developers did an excellent job of the (still) current part. The gameplay is authentic, the graphics great, the commentators reasonably competent, the atmosphere in the stadiums mostly great and the opponents not squeamish. Still, there was room for improvement. The developers have mainly focused on the controls, the game structure and some completely new features. The simplification of ball shielding and tricks is pretty handy. These two functions can now be triggered with just one button. Pressing L2 slows down the kicker so that it can shield the ball. If you move the right stick, the player begins to fool around with the ball. In addition, EA has managed to pay more attention to game speed. You have to get used to it, but once you've internalized it, the game looks even more realistic. In a full sprint, for example, you put the ball in front of you, changes in direction now take significantly longer and the player in charge of the ball does not progress as quickly. The variable tempo dribbling enables different ball control in the sprint. Good players like Messi or Özil benefit from greater ball control and precision. After the familiarization phase, offensive attacks can be built up much better than before. In addition, you have a better overview, which is why you can make the attacks more multifaceted.

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In addition to the offensive, the defensive department has also been adapted to the new gameplay. If "Tactical Defending" is activated (standard setting), you can ask again in a duel. You can also hold on to opponents in running duels and pluck their jerseys. In addition, the backers are now acting more skillfully. They close open spaces more quickly, have a better view of free-running attackers and support the player through increased pressing. While in FIFA 13 mainly crosses were completed with (too) many header goals, this "problem" now occurs in a different place. Specifically, it is about corner balls that are played in high. If there's a big striker lurking in the middle, there is almost always a hit. Since the rest of the defense behavior has been significantly improved, you now have to be much more creative when building up the game. If you only shoot the ball far forward, you get a real chance of scoring much less often. To be successful, you have to keep the ball in your own ranks for as long as possible and wait for a gap in the opposing defense to open up at some point. Those who show patience here will in any case come to a successful conclusion much more often than those gamblers who try it with the crowbar. This also means that FIFA 14 now looks even more realistic. Other innovations that we liked a lot include the "Pure Shot" and newly developed ball physics. The former ensures an even better shooting experience, the latter ensures that the ball does not always do what you actually expect. It may well be that some passes or shots on goal fail. Just like in reality.

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Graphics, sound and stadiums
In terms of graphics, not much has changed, but that shouldn't be a criticism. FIFA 14 looks great, in some situations almost frighteningly realistic. But that was the case with FIFA 13. There are only noticeable differences in newly added animations after shots on goal or successful tricks. If you could live with the commentators on FIFA 13, you won't find anything wrong with FIFA 14 either. However, the developers weren't really creative here. This very quickly leads to a lot of repetitions of familiar comments. But before each game you can hear acoustically which referee is whistling the game. The atmosphere in the stadiums is still almost unbeatable. Above all, the calls and chants of the fans give you goose bumps. New and cool: if a decisive goal is scored shortly before the end, the crowd goes almost completely crazy. It really feels like you're sitting in the stadium in person.

Hardly any innovations in the modes
In contrast to the playful innovations, the other changes are limited. When it comes to the mode selection, there is actually only the Manager mode a real novelty. This is a global scouting network that brings the world of professional talent scouting into FIFA. The players can develop and optimize their own scouting network and search for new talent all year round worldwide. The kickers are no longer selected based on their overall rating. As a player, you define a requirement profile with individual criteria for the new addition and then send up to six scouts to different countries, where they start looking for the right team reinforcement. Overall, the feature enables a more exciting transfer market that is pretty close to reality.

Anyone who plays online can also enjoy a new mode. For example, in FIFA 14 there is the so-called season mode, in which you can compete with a friend against two other players.

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Conclusion
In conclusion, it should be noted that Electronic Arts has once again raised the bar a bit higher with FIFA 14. The new version convinces above all with the even more realistic gameplay, which comes about through the new offensive and defensive behavior as well as the more demanding game structure. In addition, there are still impressive graphics and a successful innovation in manager mode. The over 500 official licenses are another plus. For real FIFA fans, buying the new part is a must anyway. The title can also be recommended to newcomers. But with PES 2014 there is also a serious opponent that you shouldn't completely forget at EA.