If you were one of the lucky few who were selected to take part in the FIFA 20 Beta, you’ve already had a chance to sample the new game, in at least one game mode at least. The likes of Volta Football, kick off and Pro Clubs were reported to be available on the closed beta.

However, for the many who weren’t selected in the FIFA 20 Beta, you’ve probably heard whispers and rumours about how the game feels and plays. We didn’t get a Beta code, but even if we did, we wouldn’t be able to tell you.

But, we did play an event build version of FIFA 20 recently and we learned quite a lot about what fans can expect from the new game on it’s release.

We want to clarify that this is not a review of the FIFA 20 Beta, which may be further along than the event build that we played, and we weren’t able to collect any screenshots or gameplay during the time we played it.

Here’s what we thought of FIFA 20 from the short time we had with it.

FIFA 20 Review – Event Build

In the event build version, only the kick-off mode was available, you could play as Liverpool, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

In the particular game that I played, it was Manchester City vs Liverpool.

Compared to FIFA 19, FIFA 20 felt very different almost immediately.

FIFA 20 – Tempo

The tempo of the game was unrecognisable compared to last year’s FIFA, or any other year for that matter, with the whole game slowed down, presumably to try and match the tempo we see in real-life football.

I cannot emphasise enough just how different FIFA 20 feels to any other FIFA game I’ve ever played.

The impact of this change was that keeping the ball became absolutely crucial, because when you lost the ball, it would feel like your opponent had the ball for a very long time, with pressing not as effective as in FIFA 19.

Compared to FIFA 19, FIFA 20 felt like your players were running through honey.

FIFA 20 – Pace

Another impact of the lower tempo was that players with genuine pace really stood out, so the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were able to get past defenders with a bit of skill and then a quick turn of a pace, something …read more

Source:: Daily Times


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FIFA 20 review: What we learned after playing an early build version

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