Barely a month after its official release to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, the football simulation video game “FIFA 16” is currently drawing positive reviews from both gamers and critics despite sub-par comparisons to Konami’s “PES 2016.”
In addition to bursting with new contents, one of the most lauded features of the “FIFA 16” is the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team (FUT) Mode, which is a game mode where players must learn to form teams with the cards they randomly get from digital booster packs, notes Game Reactor.
After assembling the team in the FUT Mode, gamers can start participating in several tournaments and get a chance to win a championship to earn more Fifa coins which can eventually be used to build their respective dream team.
Those in a hurry to get things done can always shell out real money, typical with most video games, but it is not an obligation or mandatory.
Constant internet connection
Some gamers shun the constant internet connection requirement on most video games, particularly those offering multiplayer and co-op gameplay modes. In the case of the FUT Mode, it also requires constant internet connection but the player is not forced to play against other players online.
It is just that internet connection is imperative because some of the features of the gameplay mode can only be accessed online.
While the FUT Mode gives gamers the excitement to create their own football team, they should always bear in mind that the most important factor to consider in playing the mode is team chemistry. Having the best players in the league in one’s team may look good on paper but without chemistry, it’s no different than playing with a rag-tag team of rookies.
The FUT Mode teaches gamers the value of teamwork and chemistry in team sports because regardless of how great one player plays the game, without the support of his teammates, he simply would not be able to earn the wins all by himself. Football is a team sport so when EA Sports developed it, it was looking for gamers to appreciate the essence of having good chemistry and playing as a team.
A new feature of the FUT Mode
The new and biggest feature of the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Mode is the FUT Draft, which is a mode that allows gamers to create a team with random golden players.
The drafted team can then be used to play in a specific tournament where the gamer can earn great rewards. As in the case of real football draft, the challenge with FUT Draft is to create a quality football squad without breaking the team’s chemistry.
However, in order for gamers to be able to participate in the FUT Draft, they have to spend 15,000 gold coins or a couple of quids, which would come off as their investment to the game.
Gamers invest on the FUT Draft in exchange for great rewards that they can unlock including several gold packs. The rewards are also linked to wins so the more the player wins in tournaments, the more rewards he can get.
Meanwhile, Fantasy Premier League managers in the UK will have the opportunity to win tickets to the Barclays Premiere League matches each month in the Official EA Sports FIFA 16 Sponsored League, details the Premier League.
The league also offers managers around the world a chance to win signed shirts of Barclays Premiere League clubs throughout the remainder of the 2015-16 football season.
Scoring for the EA Sports FIFA 16 Sponsored League began from Gameweek 1 so managers who have been playing this season will enter the league with their current points tally. The tournament will run throughout the seasons, with four pairs of match tickets to be given away to lucky winners after the final Gameweek of each month.
Meanwhile, less than a week before the official rollout to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One of “FIFA 16” last month, game developer EA Sports released the top 10 passers of soccer. The list is actually a major hint to gamers so that they can tap the playmaking players and use their skills to their advantage during the game.
Passers may not be the prolific scorers as the strikers in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, but as playmakers, they can actually change the complexion of the game entirely.