The boys at Electronic Arts are at it again. They’ve devved up the 2015 versions of their sports titles and have hit the road to give folks like us a chance to play and preview their latest before they hit the shelves. ‘LLERO attended the EA Summer Showcase and got a look at titles like Madden NFL 2015, FIFA 15 and NHL 15. Read on for a deeper dive into the goodies dropping this fall.
Thanks to the World Cup the U.S. seems to have finally caught up with the rest of the world and its appreciation for soccer/futbol. So the stakes are even higher for FIFA 2015. It doesn’t disappoint. We sat down and played a match or two with the game designers and can attest that they hit their mark – again. How does 2015 improve upon the previous offering? For one, FIFA 2015 comes with emotional intelligence, meaning that for the first time all 22 players on the pitch are connected, so that they react to opponents and teammates alike relative to the narrative of the game. So miss a shot and a player and coach will show how pissed they are! The game comes with over 600 emotional reactions. No biting though! There’s also Dynamic Match Presentation, meaning region specific behaviour. So fans of Real Madrid will feel and act differently than the fans at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, with different cheers, chants and songs. Ohh then there are the visuals. Slide tackles and boot marks are now visible on the pitch and as the match progresses; the playing surface becomes increasingly weathered just as it would in real life. Corner flag physics, goal frames that shake and animated LED ad boards are just some of the new details that bring FIFA 15 to life. Our conclusion on FIFA 15 – we likey.
Available Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC
Release Date: September 23, 2014