So it’s that time of the year again to do another upgrade on the FIFA side of fans. EA has released FIFA 21, which at first seems very similar to the previous FIFA 20.
But what is really new in the new game? As usual, Electronic Arts, announces a new “gameplay” engine, which again is very close to the previous engine in Fifa 20. However, there are some slight differences that range from a more agile movement of the player in 1-to-1 situations, as well as some really important forward runs during attacks, which make the gameplay a bit more natural and a bit more under control of the player.
There are other improvements as well in regards to passing, blocking, responsive, and even something called manual headers. Still haven’t’ figured this one yet…
This used to be a very cool feature of the previous FIFA editions until they decided to introduce the Volta Mode for small football, which I personally don’t like at all. The Career mode is now focused on Player Development, which means that you can create your very own custom player and adjust it as much as you want and then play the game after game to improve skills. The manager mode, on the other hand, is a new feature and brings some fresh perspective into the game. Basically, you get more access to create additional depth in matches, transfers, and training to give you more control over your team’s rise to the top.
FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
This is, as usual, the main FIFA 21 mode. As in previous editions, you get to kick-off things with your team from scratch and then grow with transferring other stronger players and playing online matches or finishing the goals. Build your dream squad and try to be a world champion. It doesn’t differ a lot from FIFA 20, although the main menu is a bit better, as with a simple up or down navigation you go from managing the team to customizing the team and kicking off a match.
In the Volta mode, you join up to three friends or drop into the community and take on the world in 5v5 online cooperative play. Connect with friends through VOLTA HUB that brings your squad and customized avatars to the center of the action. You can also take the pitch to challenge your opponents, climb the ranks, and collect rewards in weekly events. Volta features 23 locations across six continents with unique atmospheres.
What are your thoughts so far on FIFA 21?