An update to the popular soccer simulator game
Any fan of football will certainly not be disappointed with what FIFA 14 has to offer. While providing all of the action and thrills that have made this franchise so very popular, FIFA 14 is now available to be downloaded for the personal computer. As should be expected from Electronic Arts, many advancements are centred around the game play as well as the players themselves. Whether one is a die-hard Barcelona follower or a loyal Manchester fan, the amenities to be enjoyed cannot be overlooked. So, let us take a look at the unique features of FIFA 14 in a bit more detail.
Realism Taken to the Next Level
One of the hallmarks of the entire FIFA series during the last few years has been its dedication to providing players with a realism that is unrivalled within the industry. Indeed, this has much to do with an enhanced attention to the physical details of every single personality. One such progression can be seen in what is known as Precision Movement. As the name may already suggest, Electronic Arts has enabled all characters to appear to move much more naturally than in the past. Rotations, sprints and changes in speed all now seem to be much more lifelike while the action itself is never slowed down. So, more accurate shots and ball control have now become a reality. It should nonetheless be noted that while the graphics are quite impressive, there are no new features added to the FIFA 14 menu.
There is no "I" in "team", and Electronic Arts has taken this idea very seriously thanks to an addition known as "Team Intelligence". Now, fans will be able to perform checks, turns, and observe many other visual hints that are subtle clues about what may be happening next. Anyone who has ever watched a football match understands that these events happen throughout the game. Adding such an intelligent feature further adds to the realism of FIFA 14. This is also a great way for new players who may not be familiar with the series to learn about the rules of the game.
An Attention to Physics
It is no secret that football is a game of physics as much as it is of talent and raw skill. FIFA 14 has paid attention to this important mantra; ball trajectories are much more realistic while a feature called "Pure Shot" allows the player to choose the best angle and location before shooting. When we combine these advancements with a highly lifelike player appearance, it is already clear to see why FIFA 14 has been a massive hit since it was first released in 2013.
Bringing Life into Virtual Reality
Electronic Arts has spared no expense to provide fans with what can arguably be called the best football game for the personal computer in existence. Some additional amenities include a new type of dynamic pressure defence which closely mimics real-time decisions that are based on what has just occurred in the game. In fact, the very human aspect of a winning team running down the clock has been included in this version. Although this may be a bit frustrating should one be losing, the fact of the matter is that such occurrences are common on the pitch. Finally, increased pressure on midfield rivals adds an even further sense of reality into FIFA 14. The bottom line is simple. In terms of human interaction, realistic player rendering and unsurpassed levels of excitement, this version is indeed worth a download.
Windows 7 (32-bit) operating systems or above will support FIFA 14. 2 gigabytes of RAM along with 8 gigabytes of hard disk space are required. These are in addition to having Direct X 9 installed on the computer. The best controls are said to be an independent joystick or a mouse. Most keyboards will not be able to accommodate for the discrete movements necessary. Please note that this game will take up 6.7 gigabytes of memory. So, it is imperative that a computer has an adequate amount of backup space. Should this not be the case, a certain amount of lag time can occur during normal game play.
The Final Results
To provide an accurate breakdown of the main benefits and drawbacks of FIFA 14, it is a good idea to summarise some of the main points. Let us look at both sides of this platform.
- Excellent player realism
- Enhanced movements and fluid control
- A user-friendly design
- An attention to the physics of the ball itself
- Intelligent team play
- FIFA 14 may be a hefty download for some operating systems
- Few new graphical features; the existing ones have only been enhanced