*Sobbing* – the final game of the famous football franchise – FIFA 23 – has arrived and it appears EA Sports has made sure it's going out with a bang.
With the developers' football game to be called EA Sports FC next year, FIFA 23 will be the last edition licensed by the gover psg jersey custom ning body of football.
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New features to keep you hooked
Let's be honest, EA Sports are going to go all out to get people to buy this game as it's the last version, in hope that consumers will make the transition to EA Sports FC next year.
While there may be a few things held back for the next game to entice gamers to stay on board, there are several welcome new additions to FIFA 23.
Finally! After years of being on PlayStation and wanting to destroy your mate who has FIFA on Xbox, now you can.
There is a slight catch however, cross-platform play will be only available for gamers using FIFA 23 on the same generation of platform.
The platforms are grouped as First Generation: PS4 and Xbox One | Second Generation: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia and PC.
Depending on what version a gamer owns, they will able to play cross-platform with other users from the same generation.
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How damn complicated has it been to build your Ultimate Team in FIFA games?
This is not such a stress in FIFA 23 with EA Sports revamping the chemistry system to make it easier to get your favourite stars into your dream team.
In previous FIFA versions, Liverpool full back duo Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold would not get chemistry for being in the same Ultimate psg goat shirts Team, because there positions were on opposite sides of the pitch – even though in real life, they link up with cross-field passes regularly.
But, in FIFA 23, players will gain chemistry with other players no matter what position they are on the field, meaning there is way more combinations of teams you can put together with full chemistry.
Women's club football
As women's football explodes all round the world, the addition of the FA Women's Super League and the French Division 1 Feminine come at just the right time.
With most of the best players spread across these two leagues, you can control stars such as Sam Kerr, Ada Hegerberg and Vivianne Miedema.
There is also several women's national teams which allows gamers to use the likes of Spain's Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas and England star Lucy Bronze.
Crucial gameplay tweaks to speed and shooting
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FIFA used to be all about speed but EA Sports have attempted to give the game a more realistic feel this time around.
Previously, the usage of slower playmakers such as Bernardo Silva was limited as while they were technically brilliant, they couldn't burn past defenders like other players.
In FIFA 23, it seems more the power of the pace attribute has been lowered meaning there is a place for Silva to drop in between the lines with his clever movement and pick out a crucial pass with his sublime skills.
EA Sports usually use patches throughout the game to adjust the speed but it appears they have settled on a realistic, slower approach for launch.
A welcome addition is the new power shot, achieved by gamers holding both bumpers on their controllers, while pressing shoot.
This allows for a stronger, more accurate shot but it does take time for the player to wind up meaning defenders have more of an opportunity to get across to block.
Also, body position has been made even more important for passing – if you aren't in a good position to pass the ball to someone, then the pass is more likely to be hit poorly.
Set pieces methods have returned to old
Taking free kicks, both as crosses or shots has been difficult in previous FIFA's with games complaining it's a struggle to get the delivery they want or score enough from direct free kicks.
However, EA Sports have gone back to basics by introducing a trajectory line and then allowing the game to use the right analog stick to add curve or spin when striking the ball.
It allows more opportunities to score free kicks, but it appears EA haven't made it that too many are going in, which would be a problem.
The new system means the quality and variety of delivery into the penalty area is much improved and precise.
Career mode is a step in the right direction
While FIFA 23's career mode still falls short of EA's incredibly popular version of it in NBA 2K, there has been an attempt to add some winning elements from the basketball game.
There is more backstory, social media integration and roleplaying in this year's career mode, which is a welcome addition, but don't expect the depth of NBA 2k.
Player Personality has been added the mode, which sees players assigned with a character type – Maverick, Virtuoso or Heartbeat – and their playing attributes are geared toward that style.
For example, a Virtuoso player psg jerseys is like Cristiano Ronaldo or Mohamed Salah, an individual who creates moments in matches often on their own, while a Maverick could be a Kevin De Bruyne-type player who can create something out of nothing.
FIFA 23 Review Score: 7/10
Another solid effort from EA Sports and it's likely to once again be the best football game in the market once again.
You do wonder if several features were held back so the developer can launch EA Sports FC with fanfare next year.
FIFA 23 will serve the purpose as the football game you can play either solo or with mates until the landscape is shaken up next year.