Note this is a review in progress for FIFA 18. While we’re confident we’ve thoroughly tested every aspect of the game, we won’t pass final judgement until we’ve had the chance to test its online components on public servers.
FIFA 17 was a season of bold, headline-grabbing ideas, with The Journey - its ground-breaking story mode - leading the charge. Following young hopeful Alex Hunter’s rise through the league was short-lived but refreshing, and the added grunt of the Frostbite engine have extra details to the players, the stadiums and the lighting. It provided the foundation on which future games in the series would be based.
This season, for better or worse, is one of consolidation. FIFA 18 builds directly on its predecessor, refining many of the ideas introduced last year. This continuity is most apparent in The Journey: Hunter Returns, which picks up our prodigy's story where it left off. Last year Hunter was just breaking onto the scene; this year he wants to play with the best and win the biggest competitions.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2017-09-21.