EA has released one of their biggest annual sports title for the 2020 year — FIFA 20, and like usual, the game is performing pretty well when it comes to reviews!
Each passing year it seems EA manages to improve their annually released titles, however, it seems that fans and critics are starting to see a trend. Not much has been changed or added, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its a bad thing. EA focuses on refining the crisp gameplay that FIFA is known for while managing to sprinkle new features in here and there.
However, I don’t know how much longer both fans and critics have left before they start getting bored with the same all game; perhaps a major change is on the horizon.
Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Ea’s latest title — FIFA 20:
While the gameplay in FIFA 20 isn’t a massive upgrade over FIFA 19, it is a superior title and one of the best football games you’ll play. The fresh lick of paint to Career Mode and Ultimate Team have made already excellent modes even better and the sheer volume of licensed teams, stadiums, and more makes for an impressively authentic experience, too. Volta is also a fantastic addition and the jewel in FIFA 20’s crown because of its an exciting, bold approach that elevates the experience wonderfully.
It may not be a tremendous shift in the landscape of soccer titles, but FIFA 20 has certainly proved to be a fertile ground for experimentation within EA Sports.
Flawed and iterative, but comforting, complete, and compelling, FIFA 20 is as frustrating and as essential as ever. The Journey and FIFA Street will continue to be missed, but Volta offers a genuinely different option for those who want to dip in and out across FIFA’s smorgasboard of game types, while Ultimate Team continues its route to world domination. It’s just a shame Career Mode continues to stagnate–even if EA has finally remembered it exists.
Volta is a significant addition to FIFA and while it doesn’t all hit the right notes, it’s a largely enjoyable way to play a wealth of content, including a story mode that’s more concise and engaging than The Journey. Elsewhere, improvements have been made to the core FIFA 20 experience, especially when it comes to defending, but overall controlling the ball feels less consistently fluid. For someone not attracted by the allure of Volta, the stilted pace, coupled with a neglect of offline modes such as Career, make it FIFA 20 an adequate but underwhelming entry into the series.
FIFA may be more popular than ever, but FIFA 20 is a standard bearer with no clear focus. The gameplay comes up just short of carrying the title, and while Ultimate Team is engaging in its own way, it’s the same grind it’s always been. The next-generation of home consoles is approaching, and I can’t tell if EA has run out of ideas or is running out the clock.
FIFA 20 is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. Are you a fan of the franchise? Let us know in the comments below!