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FIFA 14 comes to the next gen console with the all new Ignite engine, but will this new FIFA feature worthy improvements to warrant another yearly purchase?
FIFA 14 arrives on next generation platforms with much the same content as its current-gen counterparts, plus vastly improved visuals. As such, it remains a great game of footy and easily recommended to fans who have yet to pick up a copy this year.
FIFA 14 is a rip-roaring success on the PlayStation 4. The older version is great, too; it's just an understated greatness when compared to the upgraded version. For the record, I'd probably give the PS3 iteration an 8.
If you find yourself grabbing a new console and don't own the game on current-gen, check out FIFA 14 on next-gen.
Compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 release, FIFA on the PlayStation 4 is a whole new ball game and even though EA have tweaked some of the gameplay modes, it is for the better and this version is definitely superior in terms of gameplay, controls and graphics.
While FIFA 14 might not present the revolutionary leap many of us imagined with the shift to a new generation of consoles, it is undoubtedly the best soccer game that's ever been released.
FIFA 14 pushes the franchise forward in baby steps without providing any major surprises or new 'wow� features, yet is still streets ahead of the competition and a must for any footie fan. A solid but slight evolution of the franchise, here�s hoping that the next iteration brings us closer to perfection, word is the Xbox One/PS4 version is a ground up rebuild!
Fundamentally there are improvements, but the game doesn't feel completely balanced as a whole and the pace of matches is sometimes uneven. It happens often between console generations and while FIFA 14 on Xbox One is certainly no cheap port of the current-gen edition - I can't help but think that the next rendition will truly take the franchise to the next level.
FIFA's first outing on next-gen is a solid effort that isn't likely to disappoint the casual or hardcore FIFA fan. Between the two, the Xbox One version includes voice command support via Kinect and legendary players in Ultimate Team, so I give it a slight edge as otherwise the gameplay is identical.
Another change I found in this version of FIFA was the amount of shoulder to shoulder combat happening all over the pitch. Lose your step for a second and you have someone bearing down on you and shouldering you off the wall. The soccer ball also sees a change, as in years' past it felt attached to a players' foot. In this version however, the ball rolls off your foot a lot easier and bounces around between players with greater frequency. This causes a lot less static play, with a greater sense of battle and strategy to be found at a quicker pace.