Fifa 13 IOS and Android Review
EA has heavily relied on it’s popular sporting franchise in Fifa for many years now but for the third time coming it has been transported onto IOS and Android for $5.49 (AU) or 99c if your lucky when it’s on sale. The game shares some of its big brothers features but that also makes it flaw in a couple of important areas that make the console and PC versions so enjoyable.
The gameplay on Fifa 13 is a simple as the game itself. Get the ball to the opponents net. There are numerous game modes such as Practice if your need to brush up on your skills, Tournament, Quick Match, Online Friendlies, FIfa Ultimate Team (FUT) and my personal favorite, the always popular Career Mode where you take the reins of a football club and lead it to glory.
On the attack, the control sand gameplay on Fifa 13 are pretty straight forward. You use the D-Pad to move for player to any desired position, press pass to…well pass the ball and hold it for more power, Skill Moves are easy to perform as well which makes it quite amusing when you see a goalie pull off a rainbow flick past a defender.Which therefore means there are no star levels for skill moves or weak foot in this game meaning that every player in the game can do rainbow flicks, step overs and so on. And when you see a sight of goal hit that shoot button.
This is my rant mode so i’m going to express my feelings towards set pieces. Everyone knows that football can have a million different ways to score but these are a few. Free kicks are simple; tap a player if you want to pass to the player or swipe in the direction you want to shoot at and almost every time score if you’re in a decent position to shoot. But for penalty’s it’s a different story as I never seem to score them as they are 5 times easier in real life but in this game their 5 times as hard it’s beyond ridiculous.
Presentation on the console’s and PC are almost top notch but some of the player faces look alienated and nothing like their real life compatriots. Crowd animations look a bit odd and have graphics like they’ve been added in for obvious reasons but not worked on hard enough. And for some weird reason the player names on the back of the kits are in some stupid small font. Also there are different stadiums to the console versions and even the licensed stadiums that on the console versions have banners around the stadium for Arsenal and Tottenham but there’s none of that in this game.
To summarize, this game is one of my favorites on iOS and is a real bargain if you can snatch it for 99c while on sale. I’m with the people who say it’s the best sports game on Google Play and App Store, because it is. It’s value for money and doesn’t break the budget even if you do miss out on the sale. Gameplay can be fiddly at times but you get your reward when you score, as it’s difficult on the higher classes.