FIFA 18 fans, rejoice. The most infuriating thing about the game has just been sorted.
The in-game radar icons are now once again based on the colour of a team’s kit.
It may see like a subtle change, but until now, the radar displayed player icons in black or white only.
This made it really hard to tell what team you were playing as – and effectively rendered the radar useless.
Not only that, but EA has added opponent indicators in online matches.
You can now tell whether a defending player is under the direct control of your opponent, the AI, or was called in for a second man contain.
Earlier this week the PC patch notes revealed that EA has reduced shot accuracy – making it harder to score goals.
Although there have been issues with IF players netting too easily, scoring from distance was, in our opinion, well balanced this year.
Other changes include adding this season’s authentic Bundesliga broadcast package and fixing multiple minor audio issues.
Here’s the full list of changes coming to FIFA 18
So, just how good is FIFA 18?
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.
PES 2018, on the other hand, is vastly different – offering a faster, arguably more fun, football experience.
Wait, what about the Nintendo Switch version?
If FIFA on the Switch had a better online Ultimate Team service, it would be a must-have for FIFA fans.
Graphics and gameplay are both top notch and show that EA was right to give a partnership with Nintendo another go.
But, given its online limitations – and the fact the Joy Cons aren’t suited to such complex gameplay, FIFA on Switch is more of a luxury than an essential purchase.
If Nintendo’s online infrastructure improves, though, it could well be a must-have game this Christmas.