FIFA 20 – Things to know before you buy

By Wajeeh Uddin 30 Sep, 19



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FIFA is a generic game played by people of all types of interests but is a real passion of the people who love Football. Like every year, FIFA’s latest edition was launched this September. The launch date was 28th of September for regular orders and if you had pre-ordered the game you would’ve gotten it as early as 24th September.

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FIFA 20 | Official Gameplay Trailer


The game launched in 3 Editions. The Standard Edition, the Champions Edition, and the Ultimate Edition. 

FIFA 20 is packed with some major in-game changes which include changes related to free kicks and penalty shoot outs, but the review about these changes aren’t much appreciated by the players. The graphics are a little better than previous year but many would argue that it’s more or less the same. The squads are up to date and the most anticipated feature for the game was Volta Football, but we will talk about it some other time.

Most of the fans appreciated the overall ratings of the players, Messi with the highest overall after the year he had, fans showed comfort on the reveal of the overalls of the players. Here are the top 10 players in terms of overall in FIFA 20.

Ronaldo comes second and Neymar followed by Real Madrid’s newest addition Eden Hazard held the third and fourth spot respectively.

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FIFA 20 Player Ratings | The Bunker ft. Sterling, Kaká, João Félix



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About the in-game features the game is a little slower than FIFA 19 whereas the shoots and passing are entirely different than what it was in FIFA 19. Another thing noticed by a lot of FIFA enthusiasts was that the game has some really extraordinary goals keepers as compared to last years as their saves are just way better than it was in the previous edition of the game.

A lot of FIFA 20 players did mention the flaws in the career mode of the game. FIFA 20 release has been marred by complaints of major bugs in career mode. EA responded to these complaints that’s it's aware of the issues, but failed to provide a timeline for when they'll be fixed: which makes it certain that it won't be in the next patch.

The bugs, most of which are collected in this thread, also include the strongest teams finishing low down in league tables, glitches when editing players such as their position randomly changing, and European club competitions failing to trigger. Things got out of hand when the #FixCareerMode started trending about the day of the release of FIFA 20 to which FIFA developers responded. On 27th September, EA's FIFA community global franchise lead Corey Andress said the development team was "aware and prioritizing fixes for this area and have been successful in identifying some of the issues". But this just left the fans with utmost disappointment with the game.

The loss of major teams and their stadiums from the franchise to their rivals Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) also took a dig on the reputation of the game. As Juventus is named as Piemonte Calcio in the game a lot of people choosing the team looking for Cristiano Ronaldo are not happy about this fact. In addition to this, the game includes only a handful of stadiums to choose from which was also not appreciated by the players. 

Lastly just to give an insight on the Volta football feature, it gave a major throwback to FIFA Street when Ronaldinho, Kaka, and Brazilian Ronaldo ruled the game but the Volta feature, in a nutshell, was underwhelming. It lacked the smoothness which was present in FIFA Street however most of the fans did enjoy the futsal based feature and so the responses are really mixed about the Volta Football.

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FIFA 20 | Official VOLTA Gameplay Trailer


FIFA 20 is currently being played worldwide and is being talked about mostly by all PS4/XBOX and PC gamers. Many people enthusiastic about the game have opted to buy the game despite whatever type of reviews are out there if you haven’t played the game you can easily order from Gamelist Store with the best rates possible out there.

Stay tuned for another blog all about the VOLTA football. For now, we would say that FIFA 20 is in the spotlight and if you love the FIFA Franchise, this deserves a try.

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