FIFA 14 (2013)


Genre Period Developer Publisher Theme
Simulation, Sports, Soccer, Management Next Gen (Post 2010) EA Canada EA Soccer Leagues, Tournaments

FIFA 14 is the annual installment in EA’s FIFA soccer simulation franchise for the season 2013 – 2014. The interface has been largely changed in favor of a sleeker design in comparison to FIFA 13. Gameplay though remains, more or less same. Graphics is probably slightly better.

Game Assessment

Complexity Matrix 

Complexity Parameters Values (0, 0.5, 1)
Control Scheme 1.0: Extremely complex and hard to master
Complexity 1.0: High levels of complexity based on player statistics and abilities
Story 0.0: N/A
Lore 0.5: You need some realistic idea of contemporary footballers, the clubs, the leagues etc.
Immersion 1: Role-play level (Career mode for both coach and player)
Difficulty 1: High
Learning Curve 1: High
Total Score 5.5/7: Heavyweight game 

Satisfaction Matrix

Needs Satisfaction Score (0-3)
Analytical 3: Well met
Creative 0: Not met
Mastery 3: Well met
Destructive 0: Not met
Entertainment 2: Moderately met
Pace 3: Well met
Horror 0: Not met
Total Score 11/21: Good Game

Game Review

TL;DR Its FIFA, and what can be wrong. If you like football, and if you like games, just buy this and enjoy.

197 hours total playtime.

Purpose – Relaxation

Gameplay – Playing is generally hard, unless you tune down the difficulty to lower settings. Getting your crosses and lob passes right can take a lot of time and practice. On lower difficulty settings you can just trot up to the penalty box and take your shot, no one will tackle you.

Graphics – Good.

Performance – Is a resource hogger just as any 3D simulations game of its time.

Entertainment – As entertaining as real football is!

Plot (if applicable) – N/A

Replay value – Infinite.

Immersion – Immersive enough.

Overall it is just FIFA. What is to be said anyways.


Author: Rex Aurelius

Cogito ergo sum.

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