Reviews and Problems with 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (for PlayStation 3)
11 July 2014
Conclusion: This "Brazilified" version of FIFA 14 captures the spirit of the World Cup with a new presentation style, team rosters, and game modes. Soccer (ahem, "football") enthusiasts will enjoy total immersion in this year's World Cup events, but next-gen console gamers are left out.
Pros: Captures the spirit of the Brazilian World Cup. New dribbling system adds flexibility. Exciting challenges based on real-world events from this year's World Cup.
Cons: Frustrating new passing system. Only available on Xbox 360 and PS3—a step down for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.
Excerpt: Initially, I had an internal debate over how to write this review. I have to admit, I was tempted to write it backwards. After playing FIFA 14 on the PS4 since launch, going back to the PS3 graphics and framerate issues was hard to take at first.
Excerpt: Every four years or so EA gets to really take advantage (i.e. hose gamers) with their FIFA license and release multiple $60 soccer games. Normally we see the annual FIFA release (clubs and select national teams), and the World Cup edition every 4 years (just national teams with World Cup graphics).
Summary: With its superb atmosphere and genuinely innovative inclusions, this is perhaps the best World Cup tie-in of recent times. It instantly creates a buzz of excitement about the tournament, which should be a vivid celebration of soccer in a place where the sport is virtually a religion.
Summary: There are people out there who are more jaded by FIFA's yearly release cycle than they are by the schoolboy "tactics" Roy Hodgson employs as England manager. Year after year we're asked to part with our hard-earned cash in exchange for a game that, on the surface at least, changes little with each...
Pros: Focus on attacking play makes for exciting matches, Over-the-back headers make it more difficult to score from corners, Unique and engaging audio and visual presentation, All 203 FIFA-recognised national teams are included and fully licensed
Excerpt: The stage is set, the clock’s ticking in, heartbeats have started skipping, it is time for the world to drench up in the biggest competitive sport on the planet – The FIFA World Cup 2014 in [...]