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FIFA 18: There’s something hilariously wrong with Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark Siiii celebration

Just another issue added to the list of changes EA Sports will have to work through

FIFA 18 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo was given special attention this year.

EA Sports took an age to motion capture every aspect of the star – from his running style to his trademark ‘Siiiiii’ celebration.

The latter sees the 32-year-old sprint over to the corner, leap into the air then plant his feet into the ground and shout ‘Siiii’ (which means yes in Portuguese).

EA has missed the mark slightly when it comes to Ronaldo’s trademark celebration

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EA has missed the mark slightly when it comes to Ronaldo’s trademark celebration

However, it’s not quite getting the reaction EA or the Portuguese would like.

It’s largely because, as Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin Poole states, they’ve made Ronaldo sound like a ‘wild boar’.


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He writes: “The in-game “Siiiiii!” sounds wrong to me, and it’s completely jarring. I see what EA was shooting for here, but the developers have missed the mark. It’s hilariously bad.

“FIFA fans have already compared Ronaldo’s in-game “Siiiiii!” to the noise a wild boar makes.

“It’s not a great comparison, but like Ronaldo and a football, I’ll run with it.”

EA may have to do something about the move before fans really kick off

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EA may have to do something about the move before fans really kick off

It’s not known yet whether EA Sports plans to do anything about the celebration, but surely an audio tweak should be on the cards.

Apart from that, what’s FIFA 18 actually like?

FIFA 18 is a far superior game than FIFA 17 – but there are still some issues.

Frostbite, for all its good looks, still brings with it numerous annoying glitches and errors. We hope EA patches these in the coming weeks.

However, when it comes to gameplay, the shift towards a more tactical experience is welcome – encouraging you to really think about the game, and rewarding you amply when you do.

Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

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Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

We’ve haven’t had a long enough go on FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch, but from what we’ve seen, it’s an incredibly impressive package, too.

PES 2018, on the other hand, is vastly different – offering a faster, arguably more fun, football experience.


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FIRST WATCH A VIDEO OF RONALDO’S IN-GAME CELEBRATION

NOW LISTEN TO A WILD BOAR