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FIFA 21 Review (Xbox One)

  • Genre: Sports, Football
  • Platforms: Xbox One, Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Developer | Publisher: EA, EA Sports
  • Age Rating: PEGI 3| ESRB E for everyone
  • Price: UK £59.99| US $59.99
  • Initial Release Date: October 6th (Ultimate & Champions Edition) 9th of October Standard edition.

FIFA 21 was purchased by myself. This review is a full comprehensive review on the Xbox One. This review will be updated when the Xbox Series X launches.

Gameplay

FIFA 21 is FIFA 20. When I first put the game into the Xbox and playing the traditional opener between two European juggernauts of football. I thought, ok, let’s see what this game has in its locker before the Series X/S and PS5 launches next month. From kick off, it was screaming FIFA 20 straight away, yet felt good…. A new game then that’s been reskinned for the season ahead.

The major difference in terms of gameplay you would see more in FUT. No fitness items or training cards are in the game. A welcomed addition and all you have to worry about is contracts and injury cards to use. Squad battles is a brilliant mode in FUT where players such as myself can test myself against the AI, build my team before heading into division rivals to claim all bragging rights.

Career mode has also had a substantial update, which has been neglected quite a bit since FUT has gained the foothold of the most played mode. Interactive match sim is for those that want to control everything from a managers perspective. It isn’t quite Football Manager, though it provides more a overall control over your team. A new overhauled player development giving players more precise control, by selecting which areas you want them to improve suiting your playing style/tactics.

Player conversion positions is a new feature which is very good. Being able to learn players into new positions can benefit you in the long run. Changing CAM to a winger or into a ST. CB into a CDM or cover the wings, its a great addition which will change the way you will use the transfer market when looking to buy players.

Graphics, Sound, and Performance

Player likeness is always a strong point for FIFA. In comparison to PES, PES edges it in terms of player models in my opinion. All teams getting their new kits and players getting their own likeness into the game such as Nicolas Pepe at Arsenal for example.

The sound i.e the music has always been good on FIFA games in general. Probably hasn’t been awesome since the days of FIFA 97 to 99 with songs such as Blur Song 2 and Fatboy Slim.

Performance wise I haven’t experienced anything too bad as of yet. The usual FIFA Logic being bellowed at the game hasn’t happened yet. In modes such as online and pro clubs is where that swear word will be used quite often. Against the AI on career mode or squad battles hasn’t been bad at all, so top notch thus far.

Difficulty

If you fancy a challenge then I recommend playing at World Class and upwards. Professional setting is a good benchmark to improve defending before increasing or players online. Obviously going against players online is a different kettle of fish than the AI. The uncertainty on what the opponent will be like can in turn change how you tackle that individual match/game. I wouldn’t bother playing on semi pro or below as you will end up turning off because it’s boring, rather simple really.

Conclusion

If you are expecting a new fresh experience then you will probably feel quite disappointed. FIFA 21 will be brought more under the spotlight when the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 launches to see where the envelope can be pushed which in turn makes the release of FIFA 22 even more exciting. FIFA 21 continues what the FIFA games have always provided. Plenty of football to sink many hours into with your mates, on your own and drink beer. Updated player transfers, new menu layouts, updates to career mode and FUT there is plenty that FIFA 21 is new. I wouldn’t wait till the new consoles launches. Get it now and start building your team on FUT or become the Sir Alex, Arsene Wenger of career mode.

Verdict
When we signed Thomas Partey on deadline day. I went ham on the Arsenal website and got both home and away kits including my daughters first Arsenal kit, I rather support my club! FIFA 21 is exactly the same. The excitement of playing a new football game is brilliant and gets you pumped for the season ahead.

Gears Tactics has now gone gold for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.

The Coalition and Xbox have announced Gears Tactics has gone gold for all Xbox consoles, releasing November 10th.

Players who pre-order Gears Tactics or play before December 9th will recieve thrashball Cole as recruit with rare abilities.

Tactics will also come with new achievements bringing the overall score to 1400 total gamerscore. As fans will know with previous Gears titles, they always release new updates including new achievements.

Alongside the new achievements, Nov 10th will also see a big update for the game. Jack will also be included as playable character bringing all new skills and turning the tide against the Locust.

Source: Xbox Wire

The weapon-based fighter Samurai Shodown slashes into Xbox Series X/S consoles this winter!

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X make their way to the bloody battlefield!

Check out the brand new trailer here:

From its creation in 1993, the Samurai Shodown series has redefined weapon-based fighting games. 11 years after its previous installment, the series welcomes in a completely new game! Always evolving, the series known for its breath-taking battles and stunning characters has been taken to new heights with amazing visuals and sound design! Pick up Samurai Shodown for either the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S!

A message from Samurai Shodown Producer, Yasuyuki Oda:
“The Xbox Series X|S is Microsoft’s most innovative and cutting-edge next-gen console which is ramping up to hit the market soon, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of its massive presence in the gaming community.” 

Information:

  • Title: Samurai Shodown  (Japanese title: Samurai Spirits)
  • Genre: Versus Fighting Game
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S
  • Release Date: Coming this winter
  • Players: 1-2 Local / 2-10 Network
  • Official Site: https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/samuraishodown/

Microsoft Japan announces that it is cutting the Xbox Series S price in Japan by 3,000 yen

Microsoft has decided to change the price of the Xbox Series S in Japan. The next-gen console was originally going to retail for 32,980 yen (roughly £246/$313), but that’s now been revised down to 29,980 yen (roughly £224/$284).

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Xbox Series X briefing entirely leaked online

As we know earlier in the week, the Xbox Series X price and release date was leaked. Prompting Xbox and head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, to acknowledge this and confirm it earlier than expected. Of course we all got to see the Xbox Series S model too, which has gained huge traction for the Xbox since its leak.

However even more of Xbox has been leaked. Twitter user Walking Cat (@_h0x0d_) has broken down the briefing into 4 parts as you can see below. This would of been the briefing where we all got to know how much and when the Xbox Series S and X will be launching.

Source: GamesRadar

Watch Dogs Legion releasing Nov 10th on Xbox Series S, X

Watch Dogs Legion will be releasing on the Xbox Series S and X on Nov 10th.

Source: Watch Dogs Legion Twitter

Xbox Series S revealed, £249

Microsoft have announced the price and launch date for the Xbox Series S digital only console and Series X at $499

Launching November 10th and priced at £249, it seems a very good price especially with the likes of Game pass being a huge popular model for Microsoft.

Available from these retailers: Amazon, GAME, Smyths Toys, Argos, Tesco and Very.co.uk

Source: Xbox UK