Reviews and Problems with 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (for PlayStation 3)
11 June 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
Game Review: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil [PS3/Xbox360]
19 May 2014
Excerpt: In a few short weeks the FIFA World Cup kicks-off in Brazil and of course that means EA has graced us with the customary FIFA spin-off to capture the spirit of football’s most prestigious prize.
Pros: +Official theme of the world cup captures its spirit well
Cons: -Far less content then FIFA 14 but has the same price tag
Conclusion: This action-heavy experience runs parallel with the pomp and circumstance. The crowd still looks pixelated and flat, but scenes of them celebrating in the stands, fireworks exploding and people partying in Trafalgar Square after something amazing happens combine to form one of the liveliest FIFA...
Pros: A variety of excellent modes, Captain Your Country included, Thrilling scenes and special effects capture the intensity of World Cup play, Heavy focus on offense benefits struggling players
Cons: Tough to play defence against increased offense, No Xbox One and PS4 version, Graphics look almost exactly like FIFA 14
Excerpt: When is a game not a game? Because 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, when judged against your average triple-A release, has some pretty major shortcomings. Firstly: its value to you will grow and grow and then suddenly nosedive the day after the World Cup final.