Simply because the World Cup is mentioned in this year's installment, I'd say add this to your collection, but if you're neck deep in collected items from last year's title, sticking with the old might not be a bad idea.
FIFA 15 is not quite the great leap forward that many would have hoped for but it's a bigger jump than it initially appears to be. The changes, although infuriating to begin with as they make you re-learn elements of your game, ultimately make for a more realistic game of football. There's more nuance, more fidelity in the tactical systems and there's greater movements from the players on the pitch. In a series that is synonymous with incremental improvements, FIFA 15 manages to feel like more of an evolutionary leap.
There's an old adage that says "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." FIFA 15 perfectly embodies that sentiment. This game subtly refines the mechanics of what was already a great series, and while it's very similar to previous iterations, that's largely a good thing.
Ultimately, FIFA 15 succeeds in creating the ultimate experience for fans. Whether you want to manage a club to a Champions League Title, or have a 10 year career with a custom player, FIFA's got it. FIFA 15 sets a high bar for sports games, and FIFA 16 will need to work twice as hard to clear it next year.
FIFA 15 builds on the solid foundation of last year's game to give the most realistic FIFA game yet, with gameplay that is out of this world.
EA Canada can't win in that respect, because whichever angle they cater toward, they'll always be upsetting someone else. It's a shame Career Mode has seen such little love this year, but regardless, there are enough changes overall that FIFA feels a very different game this year. They've not reinvented the wheel, just put shinier trims on it, and perhaps this isn't the year that the presentation needed to take centre stage.
There's a sublime game of football in here, but overpowered goalkeepers and a lack of innovation sour the experience.
There just isn't much else EA can do to make its soccer franchise better. So it made great, incremental improvements everywhere
FIFA is built on a bedrock of design decisions that have become geologic in their permanence, and as unconsidered as the ground we walk on. I hope one day they get rid of all the shit underfoot.
'FIFA 15' represents a significant leap forward for the series and offers one of the the best soccer experiences from EA Sports.