FIFA 14 Full Game [Features, Feedback & Details]

regularcat

Manager
Moderator
Fifamonkey2012;3560151 said:
This has finally been fixed & to top that off locking the camera to the player is now added unlike last year, so like pro you can choose to lock cam to player or the ball while playing... now that was a bonus and enough satisfaction for career mode.

i like this because it's almost as if you get to play a match through a certain players eyes while the cpu controls the other players and then lock to another player another match and play all positions on the pitch.

good concept.
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
Well I started to really use it (with bugs) back in 13. I wanted to actually feel that I was setting up a team and buying players to watch them act on thier own instead of controlling them (which seems odd to me becuase if you get good players they are only ever going to be as good as you using them) .. so to role play manager more I lock to a defender and then watch most of the game using D-pad and subbing as it plays. I just find that more satisfynig for certain careers.

Now they fixed the bugs with it thats a bonus.

But .... heres some down side ....

They completely borked the custom music & chants this year. I have tried my stadium ambience chants from 13 and now 14 is much louder for chants volume .. great .... but .... the volume slider is broken. I realised that all chants no matter what level I set them are maxed out loud, I then set chants to "0" (muted) volume ... guess what, they are maxed out loud! So loud in fact that my ambient chants are overpowering all audio so I cant use them. This means either re editing all MP3s to lower volume ro EA fix the audio engine.

Ive also noticed that the overall 10 volume foe everything still seems low as a max volume for game output, have to raise speaker level for this and I didn't that much last year. Also in game music (vanilla soundtrack) in menus is pretty low too.

To top that off, custom music playlists is still bugged becuase music still spills into intro and then in-game and doesn't fade at kick off and plays all through the game in certain situations just like last year ... another cross on the list, so cant use my own music unless I keep zeroing music slider through game when it happens like last year.

Oh well it was cheap purchase and this is EA after all.
 

ManUtdFan20

Starting XI
The gameplay is much more playable then 13 and more enjoyable.

The one thing they really need to improve on in the future is presentation, The presentation is so boring and is the big killer of the game and has been for years with FIFA.

Like with Be A Pro they need to take more of a nba2k approach, That game has it done perfectly.

Overall though it is a good game.
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
Its true that you can go on forever finding the usual faults, but its all about what you want from it. So far it hits the places i play the most so its worth it enough this year for what I spent.

One thing I can say is that overall the speed/momentum feel is much to how I like it that I had to tweak with low stat DB's & product.ini's & sliders for 13 that now matches just out the box with sliders now, so thats the main thing for me.

Just a little P'd off about chants slider issue because I wanted to create an update to my ambience pack for 14, but now or at the moment it seems a little pointless, just constant ear bleed as soon as you set them on no matter what slider setting.
 

bangus

Starting XI
Fifamonkey2012;3560404 said:
But .... heres some down side ....

They completely borked the custom music & chants this year. I have tried my stadium ambience chants from 13 and now 14 is much louder for chants volume .. great .... but .... the volume slider is broken. I realised that all chants no matter what level I set them are maxed out loud, I then set chants to "0" (muted) volume ... guess what, they are maxed out loud! So loud in fact that my ambient chants are overpowering all audio so I cant use them. This means either re editing all MP3s to lower volume ro EA fix the audio engine.

Ive also noticed that the overall 10 volume foe everything still seems low as a max volume for game output, have to raise speaker level for this and I didn't that much last year. Also in game music (vanilla soundtrack) in menus is pretty low too.
To maybe fix some of these issues, you might want to try re-adjusting audio sliders each time you start the game up for the first time. I say that because in the demo, the audio sliders are bugged and do not play at the saved settings. For example, I have music set to 0 and crowd set to 1. But when I start the game up, the music plays and I have to move the slider to 1 and then back to 0, in order to shut the music off. And if I play a game, the crowd sound is equal to about the 5 setting, so I have to again move the crowd slider one click and then back to 1, in order to lower the crowd to 1 level. Commentary and PA sliders are bugged in the same way as well.
 

regularcat

Manager
Moderator
Fifamonkey2012;3560559 said:
Its true that you can go on forever finding the usual faults, but its all about what you want from it. So far it hits the places i play the most so its worth it enough this year for what I spent.

One thing I can say is that overall the speed/momentum feel is much to how I like it that I had to tweak with low stat DB's & product.ini's & sliders for 13 that now matches just out the box with sliders now, so thats the main thing for me.

Just a little P'd off about chants slider issue because I wanted to create an update to my ambience pack for 14, but now or at the moment it seems a little pointless, just constant ear bleed as soon as you set them on no matter what slider setting.

i love the pace of this years game, much more to my liking as well.

all in all it has it's issues but it seems to be a sound game this year.
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
bangus;3560568 said:
To maybe fix some of these issues, you might want to try re-adjusting audio sliders each time you start the game up for the first time. I say that because in the demo, the audio sliders are bugged and do not play at the saved settings. For example, I have music set to 0 and crowd set to 1. But when I start the game up, the music plays and I have to move the slider to 1 and then back to 0, in order to shut the music off. And if I play a game, the crowd sound is equal to about the 5 setting, so I have to again move the crowd slider one click and then back to 1, in order to lower the crowd to 1 level. Commentary and PA sliders are bugged in the same way as well.

Well I though it might be bugged changing mid gameplay, so I set everything to 10, and chants to 1 ... also crowed set to 8. When I exited the game, then relaunched, all this is saved fine & touched nothing, ran a kick off match ... low and behold I play a game, soon as my chants/ambience kick in its like they are on level 15 over everything else set to 8 ... that's how borked it is. Soon as I try to tweak and set chants to zero they never mute or lower in volume at all.

I need to check but some of my chant ambient files are long in minutes and im wondering if the audio engine triggers the Mp3 to play, but then the slider doesn't adapt to it after that (where it should anyway) I will test ... either way as of now its still broken and not acting normal. Last year I had trouble to get them as loud as crowed. Oh I forgot to say that like last year if you zero crowed then all will mute (crowed & chants), so they are still not independent of one another which they should be anyway.
 

steven2212

Reserve Team
can everyone try to make CPU vs CPU in career mode ? thats all i need to know,please confirm me,thanks in advane everyone :)
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
No you cant, career mode is like last year and before unfortunately (even though ive asked for it in reuqests sections on EA and others have) I dont think they want to entertain this for some reason.

Pro career simming when your not picked for starting 11 = standard sim (cant watch)
Pro career when you play and get injured/subbed by manager = You then do get an option to sim as normal (cant watch) or "watch the rest of the game" (the only time you can watch AI v AI new to 14) or play all.

Manager career - Simming = standard sim (cant watch).

I for one have always wanted and welcomed having the option when simming is available to watch AI v AI as a choice esp in manager career, I would also like it in manager career to watch other games play too, for example a cup game, if other teams are playing then i can go to it and watch it, would make the world seem more active and real, that way you feel your playing/being a manager and having some kick back time to watch other games.

As regards be a pro career if im not picked for starting 11 I would also like to watch the game fully AI v AI (becuase in real life I would be on the bench watching the game) ... but sadly EA dont think so.

All it needs is an option "watch the game" along side "sim game" ... watch the game launches the match just like kick off when you set all controllers to CPU, cant see how hard that would be. As a manager it would be great to watch the game actually play esp key matches.

If only EA would take some lessons from nba2k modes ... alas they are on their own mission.
 

steven2212

Reserve Team
Fifamonkey2012;3560705 said:
No you cant, career mode is like last year and before unfortunately (even though ive asked for it in reuqests sections on EA and others have) I dont think they want to entertain this for some reason.

Pro career simming when your not picked for starting 11 = standard sim (cant watch)
Pro career when you play and get injured/subbed by manager = You then do get an option to sim as normal (cant watch) or "watch the rest of the game" (the only time you can watch AI v AI new to 14) or play all.

Manager career - Simming = standard sim (cant watch).

I for one have always wanted and welcomed having the option when simming is available to watch AI v AI as a choice esp in manager career, I would also like it in manager career to watch other games play too, for example a cup game, if other teams are playing then i can go to it and watch it, would make the world seem more active and real, that way you feel your playing/being a manager and having some kick back time to watch other games.

As regards be a pro career if im not picked for starting 11 I would also like to watch the game fully AI v AI (becuase in real life I would be on the bench watching the game) ... but sadly EA dont think so.

All it needs is an option "watch the game" along side "sim game" ... watch the game launches the match just like kick off when you set all controllers to CPU, cant see how hard that would be. As a manager it would be great to watch the game actually play esp key matches.

If only EA would take some lessons from nba2k modes ... alas they are on their own mission.
thanks for your answer mate,im sad that EA keep doing this year after year,it just doesn't make any senses.Sometimes lil things make ppl happy,but they dont think so :(
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
No problem, it was something I was trying to find out too. Oh and the same applies in Tournament mode simming too, which sort of makes sense anyway for that mode I suppose.

The argument often comes with what they dont want in Fifa and what you just get in Football manager game, but I dont think adding watching sim games would take anything away from the other.
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
New 59MB patch on origin for PC as of now.

I think it deals with overpowered headers and crossing mainly but probably a bunch of things. I know for a fact it hasn't fixed the borked audio & chants slider problem ... grrr.

Also a new team update download.
 

ManUtdFan20

Starting XI
Fifamonkey2012;3560880 said:
New 59MB patch on origin for PC as of now.

I think it deals with overpowered headers and crossing mainly but probably a bunch of things. I know for a fact it hasn't fixed the borked audio & chants slider problem ... grrr.

Also a new team update download.

Change log anywhere ?
 

stuie2k

Youth Team
heres my change log for it

cameras fixed


still no fouls
a lot easier in difficulty (Can easily win on WC mode full manual now)
defenders totally switch off at times and let you run through (WC class mode)
a lot faster
less inertia or so it feels
more end to end sprinting

in other words... a mess
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
ManUtdFan20;3560894 said:
Change log anywhere ?

You do realise we are dealing with EA :)

As regards the speed, I played some pro online after patch and it didn't seem that drastic with speed, if at all to me, movement & turning was the same. Maybe its certain online modes. I never use world class anyway, always one up from that. Speed offline with my slider settings is the same too, im not sure about all this reports but maybe thats just defaults online.

Plenty of placebo on official forums, but I suppose you can only really tell per person experience
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
Have played some games tonight career pro and be apro among other things, I hate to say it but this fifa craps all over last years. I have just some slider tweaks and hey presto this plays better than a fully modded 13 game (fidel DB / product ini (among others).

I play some pro, last year I played John Terry defender for a season (yeh I know who does that right?) well if you want to get an idea of tackling/defending without auto tackle rubbish with AI defence that will teach you & show you. So I did the same with 14 as Terry, man alive the difference is so much more obvious and highlighted when doing this.

The walk animation transition when not on ball and turning, blocking shots, tackling collision is so much less ridged. Slipping weight onto player to get the ball or jostle off the pitch is really nice. There is such poor elements to this game mode wise and online but not for what I play for.

Also no more AI turns that were impossible to defend or be able to counter/mirror/run with, and that invisible line on a cross that made your player look up while running with striker who will intercept causing you to auto slow down even though you were full throttle control .. they have killed that crap for sure. If that's what I am happy for that would be it the most.

I also noticed in Pro career at any time if you drop back to menu you can ask to be subbed right away or sim the game from that point. If you sub it will set manager to swap you, drop you back in game, when ball goes out you get subbed & you can sim or watch the rest of the game (AI v AI) or just sim it to the end of the game. Which is handy if you just give up :) or manager isnt subbing you and energy is low or injury (last year sometimes manager would do nothing and you spent the rest of game getting low stats becuase you were crippled). good as well if you just want to start a match, then sub yourself right away and kick back and watch the game :) .. although im not sure if manager will punish you for it too many times.

Im into pro and this is very welcomed indeed.

Another thing is manager now more tactfully switches play from attack to defend etc (dpad) throughout the game, last year it might happen once near the end, now its fluent.

The only thing that's puzzling me now is stamina, I play CDM and running around all the time and the levels at the end of the game I would expect at half time last year ... thats an "interesting" one. I wonder if its to do with the slowing down of play now with sliders? If that actually has an effect tied more with momentum? Hmmm. You also dont get penalised so heavy on everything with your rating through a game as a pro too which I like, last year some things you could not avoid and you would get marked down for it. I need to play over a longer time to check out more about stamina though, it maybe just more balanced and im expecting 13 values.
 

regularcat

Manager
Moderator
stamina can be edited, but all in all it is a much better game and those who are sleeping on it are foolish.

i have had complaints for years and for once i really don't have much negative to say about a fifa game, i am impressed.
 

Fifamonkey2012

Reserve Team
True about stamina that can come with mods I guess, but again it might be that im used to 13 and that was too much. I find it odd to say good things about Fifa I think I got so used to saying bad things that it seems strange :)

If I try to think of online modes & some bugs then I would be disappointed, if I just think off-line career/pro im very happy this year. And thats not even starting on career mods and Ai mods this year.

Today I spent some time online, pro servers never registered my accomplishments (again) ... 1v1 /2v2 rooms (the only ones we have now) sometimes wouldnt join and most lagged or had stutter. All who I played spammed pressure as normal .. FUT doesnt interest me much at all ... so after today online does not exist apart from squad updates or patches. Then im not disappointed :)

If you like locking to player, watching AI, playing pro career and standard career (and locking to player in that mode to as an option) and with just EA's standard DB and some slider tweaks ONLY then you wont be disappointed, especially if you only played 13 with say fidels DB and product.ini tweaks. The chatter ive seen about it being worse than demo can only be from online pace spammers not offliners who want decent speed and play, I haven't seen much difference at all.

My only offline niggle now is not having lock to player feature for tournament mode, that would be icing on the cake (for me at least).

Oh and I really like the way they structured the UI in career mode too, feels a little more professional, not forced messages and news, you just browse at your leisure and the email system is better IE you have permanent inbox to view rather than exiting and dont see messages again & moving though calender doest stop every damn message. I havent started full manager yet with scouting but seems people on official forums hate it becuase its a little more depth to it, that wont be a complaint from me.
 


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