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FIFA 18: 6 features FIFA 18 absolutely needs to borrow from PES

Konami's game is by no means perfect, but EA SPORTS would be mad to ignore these things

PES 2017 may have sold a fraction of what FIFA 17 did, but it’s still a wonderful game.

In fact, it does many things better than EA SPORTS’ football offering.

From the Camp Nou to more accurate player stats, PES does a lot very very well

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From the Camp Nou to more accurate player stats, PES does a lot very very well

We pick out six brilliant PES features that could really benefit FIFA 18.

Let’s kick off.

Editing your own kit

One of the drawbacks with PES is the lack of official team licences.

Thankfully, there are hundreds of loyal fans who create the teams and badges from scratch, which can then be imported via USB to the game.

But why does this need to be limited to PES?

Being able to customise your own kits and badges would help – especially in FIFA 18’s Career Mode

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Being able to customise your own kits and badges would help – especially in FIFA 18’s Career Mode

The ability to edit your own team kit, create stadiums and even update sponsors would be welcomed by many FIFA players.

It certainly jars in Career Mode when your team puts on the same strip more than a decade later.

Speed needs a rethink 

EA have made dribbling round players tougher than ever – but perhaps it’s time for a rethink?

There are countless cases where players with much higher speed stats are chased down by slower defenders – which simply would not happen in real life.

In PES, stats accurately translate into what a player does on the pitch – but in FIFA, it’s much more hit and miss

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In PES, stats accurately translate into what a player does on the pitch – but in FIFA, it’s much more hit and miss

Konami’s game has no such problem – with individual player stats translating accurately to what they can do on the pitch.

So, Lionel Messi can dribble past five people because his dribbling stats are through the roof.

Match atmosphere 

What PES lacks in licences it makes up for by capturing the spirit of the game.

Matches, especially internationals, feel like the huge spectacles they are.

While EA goes some way to address the build up, through decent commentary and player highlights, a more interactive and engaged crowd would work wonders.

A lack of Champions League licensing only compounds the issue.

Camp Nou

The omission of the Camp Nou in FIFA is felt more by fans every year

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The omission of the Camp Nou in FIFA is felt more by fans every year

One of the most iconic stadiums in the world is replaced by a bland arena in FIFA 17.

Sadly, as long as the relationship between Konami and Barcelona remains, Camp Nou will remain absent from FIFA for years to come.

More tactics 

There’s very little in the way of tactics in FIFA 17 – compared to PES, anyway.

In Konami’s game, you’re given a daunting amount of freedom over how your team plays and lines up – making FIFA feel scripted.

PES has always been known for offering an insane level of tactical depth – perhaps it’s time FIFA did the same?

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PES has always been known for offering an insane level of tactical depth – perhaps it’s time FIFA did the same?

Some FIFA players tend to shy away from messing around with the tactics, but there are still plenty who would welcome a system that caters to intricate changes.

Here’s hoping EA incorporates a couple of these tweaks in FIFA 18.

Stadium Editor 

One of the best features in recent PES games is the stadium editor – which allows you to customise a host of aspects from netting to pitch pattern.

FIFA fans have been calling out for this feature for years, but EA is yet to do anything about it.

Imagine being able to add you own colours and flags to your home ground?

The stadium editor will likely be even better in PES 2018

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The stadium editor will likely be even better in PES 2018

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