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Hey comrades, we managed to survive the first FIFA 19 Weekend League!
I mean… physically we survived but mentally we’re still recovering. Here’s what happened.
Wait, actually, before we get into that I want to let you know we are doing a LIVE FUT FM episode on October 11 at noon Eastern time which is 5 PM UK time. You guys have been requesting this a lot so let’s give it a shot and see how it goes!
Tune in on Stallion’s Twitch, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Now let’s get on with the Weekend League aftermath.
The Bugs Came Out Of The Walls
I’ve put in several days of time into FIFA 19, and it’s been reasonably bug free. Sure, the odd thing breaks every now and then, but no more or less than usual.
However, this all changed in the Weekend League. I have no idea why, or how, but it’s as if the game wanted to challenge my sanity.
Now, now, now, I know everyone and their nan complains about Weekend League, but this is different. Take a look below.
This type of stuff was happening constantly, leading to another conclusion from this weekend.
FIFA 19 Gameplay Is Great For Casual Play But Maybe Not For Competitive Play
When you play a game “seriously,” you tend to min max its mechanics, and “abuse” what works. That’s true for any competitive game.
Games have very specific rules, and over time it becomes easy to predict their behavior and logic. It’s like training in real life, eventually some things become reflexive. Most world class footballers are playing on autopilot mentally because that instinct has been drilled into them since they were kids. It’s who they are.
In FIFA 19 competitive play, it’s not really like that.
With the mixture of possible attribute error and constant bugs, the game seems to break down when you have high level players min maxing mechanics. Outcomes are too unpredictable, especially when it comes to tackling or playing inside the box.
The standout players will be able to overcome this because they’ll always be able to score more goals, but we’re talking about less than 1% of the community here.
And regardless of those few dozen people, the game should create a platform for 2 opponents to go head to head and try to beat each other. The game should not be decided by who can overcome breakdown and bugs.
Thoughts On Modric,Griezmann, Kante, Lacazette and Son
I wouldn’t call these full on reviews, but both Valerio and myself have played with these players a lot and want to inform you about them.
Modric - amazing technical midfielder with Neymar-like ball control with close control dribbling and Engine. Not useful on defense.
Griezmann - incredible long range finesse scorer with Finisher, but not an elite player that will carry your team if you have no one to support him. If you boost his goal scoring you lose out on dribbling, and you’ll want to boost his long shots by a lot.
Kante - as good as ever, feels very solid on the ball. Size will always be a bummer.
Lacazette - perfectly solid all around striker, and even useful on the wing.
Son - excellent as CAM with the finesse trait, but is stiff and can’t really take players on. I recommend deadeye so you can score tonnes of goals or get many assists.