Improving street football with this FIFA title
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21—or simply known as FIFA 21—is a football simulation video game that lets you experience more ways to play ball. Published by Electronic Arts, this sports game is part of the 2020s’ line-up of titles under the famous FIFA game series. FIFA 21 builds upon what FIFA 20 has last offered to the table and adds in new features to enhance your gameplay experience.
Year by year
FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a popular game franchise that releases annual titles to keep up with real-life changes in the football world—whether it’s about new and old players or teams competing in various tournaments. It’s considered one of the best-selling video game franchises around and includes games on single major tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League. It even has football management games such as FIFA Manager 14.
In FIFA 20, players were offered the chance to relive the passion found in FIFA Street with the VOLTA Football feature. This allowed you to play personal skill-focused street football with smaller team compositions and in cool outdoor environments like underpasses and rooftops. It also allowed you to customize your in-game avatar with a wide variety of outfits and accessories, letting you get more comfortable with the character you controlled.
Nothing but improvements
This time in FIFA 21, VOLTA Football is back and continues to keep the streetball fun alive. This is great as part of the game’s major improvements include more realistic character physics and high-definition graphics to make your unique fashion pop out when you play. Another returning feature is the Career Mode, which has been due for an overhaul for years. There’s also the Pro Clubs and FIFA 21 Ultimate Team features, enabling you to create amazing team setups for new soccer leagues.
Like the previous games, there are three editions available. Preordering the Standard Edition includes 3 Rare Gold Packs, a Cover Star Loan Item for 5 FUT matches, the ability to choose 1 of 3 player items for 2 FUT matches, and Special Edition FUT Kits and stadium items. Champions Edition is mostly the same but also includes 12 Rare Gold Packs and the Homegrown Talent feature in Career Mode unlocked. Meanwhile, Ultimate Edition is similar to Champions but has 24 Rare Gold Packs instead.
Not a lot of major changes
All in all, comparing FIFA 21 to its predecessor may show you that it has little in the way of new major features. However, the amount of polishing that it offers—from the existing old features to the revamping of gameplay mechanics and physics with the power of the Frostbite game engine—tells of a FIFA title that is still worth a try for any kind of soccer fan.