FIFA 18 DEMO - REVIEWS & OPINIONS

Discussion in 'FIFA' started by P34SEMM, 11 September 2017.

  1. Topaz

    Topaz Programmer/TheAwesomeGem

    21 October 2011
    United States
    Chelsea, Spain
    Going to try the demo now. Is it any good? Does crappy team still play like world class team? Are all players clone? Does player like Hazard and Messi actually play like them? Is CPU passing still lazer-guided and avoid passing stat? Does it have midfield battle?
     
  2. Redhat

    Redhat Premiership

    16 June 2007
    US
    Manchester United
    Please do! It Looks infinitely better. Tried a few different presets, but I couldn't get anything close to this.
     
  3. mfmaxpower

    mfmaxpower International

    29 July 2010
    I've been playing pes nonstop since the demo release and was considering skipping fifa this year but, granted after only a few games so far, this demo feels great.

    Both games have serious AI flaws - for me the biggest flaws of both - but fifa captures the intensity, variety, and emotion that I find so sorely lacking from pes. The excitement I felt from scoring my first goal in this demo, I realized shortly after I never once got that from pes.

    Really looking forward to the full release now.
     
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  4. Jimi_Zuko

    Jimi_Zuko Jimi Zuko

    20 January 2003
    Melbourne
    liverpool
    Just played the demo, feels more like pes this year which is great to me, but only thing I wasn't convinced in this demo was the individuality in passing, gonna wait for final release cos demos these days don't fully represent the final game, but yeah looking good
     
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  5. Bendit

    Bendit Champions League

    12 November 2005
    UEFA CL
    A few people have commented on AI passing and accuracy. It's a shame we don't have sliders to work on this in the demo. Previously I have found reducing AI passing speed slider more effective than just reducing AI passing accuracy. It makes the best AI players capable of fast passes, but there is much more risk attached, the faster and longer the pass is. I found if you just reduced AI passing accuracy they could become completely incapable of long crosses.
     
  6. Topaz

    Topaz Programmer/TheAwesomeGem

    21 October 2011
    United States
    Chelsea, Spain
    I am actually pleasantly surprised how good the demo came out to be. However I have a love/hate relationship with FIFA now. I love how good the demo feels however I will hate how bad the retail version will be like. This year, both FIFA 18 and PES 2018 is much better than their previous year. The only two issue with FIFA 18 Demo are the net physics and the passing accuracy(which might be fixed with sliders). However the passing issue is an issue in both games. Next year, both games need to redo passing. Anyway, both PES 2018 and FIFA 18 is really fun this year and if FIFA 18 retail version is the same as the demo, then both are worth a buy!
     
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  7. Topaz

    Topaz Programmer/TheAwesomeGem

    21 October 2011
    United States
    Chelsea, Spain
    Also did anyone notice the team styles yet? I think my prediction might be right that the team styles are hardcoded.
     
  8. Bendit

    Bendit Champions League

    12 November 2005
    UEFA CL
    Teamstyles? I think you are right. They may be hardcoded.

    It's a great demo. I've been impressed by AI teammate runs into space. The inertia and momentum takes some getting used to but it has a lot of potential for advanced moves, flick ons and wrong footing opponents. I hope it isn't nerfed for final release.
     
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  9. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    :COAT:
     
  10. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    after playing 1 game i can't see why it sells. Boring as hell. I'll give it a go again but this game hasn't evolved in 3 years. And it definitely looks dated game engine wise to Fox engine. Defending isn't good i feel like the game is making me do what it wants me to.
     
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  11. Tinker

    Tinker Championship

    23 April 2008
    Juventus
    Looks amazing, please share them when you are ready, mate. I don't know why EA imagine football is played in the cellar.


    One question. I have an issue of demo not being able to play in full screen. Whatever I do (including Alt+Enter) I get thrown back to windowed mode. I remember that used to happen also in FIFA 17 demo. Does anyone of you guys have the same issue?
     
  12. Redhat

    Redhat Premiership

    16 June 2007
    US
    Manchester United
    I had the same issue as well. I fixed it by turning off my Aero theme for desktop (I just use a basic one while I run the demo).
     
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  13. Tinker

    Tinker Championship

    23 April 2008
    Juventus
    Thanks! Will try that.
     
  14. P34SEMM

    P34SEMM @iam_emmo

    2 November 2011
    Romford
    Liverpool FC
    Just looked in Nintendo shop and there's no demo. Shame.
    Ea asking a lot for people to pay £47 without playing a demo
     
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  15. Paynekiller

    Paynekiller League 1

    14 June 2015
    Had low expectations after playing the beta but the Demo gameplay feels much more organic and rewarding, so I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately EA tend to release a great demo, only to mess the final game up.
     
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  16. muha

    muha League 1

    13 January 2014
    Cairo, Egypt
    Zamalek Sporting Club
    How to edit video calibration in game setings ?
     
  17. Lons

    Lons AMIGA 1200 HARDCORE FAN!

    Oh my God. What You see in this game? Game looks and feel outdated compare to Pes 2018. The pitch looks awful. Day time in Pes looks much better. Night match looks terrible dark! Its never feel like Pes 6. Its to heavy game to feel like Pes 6. The faces looks bad compere to FOX. In wide camera players models looks much worst than in Pes 2018. I never thougt but stadia in Pes looks better than FIFA 18. Only crowds in FIFA 18 looks better. The most important thing is that game is boring....boring and boring. All games feel exactly the same! Fifa never chcange in this area.
     
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  18. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    why does the ball go out of play when i clear it. Instead of the direction of my analog stick. Why when i'm defending does the game take control of my player just when i get close, pushing me opposite of what i want. The game forces assistance on you, even on manual.
     
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  19. P34SEMM

    P34SEMM @iam_emmo

    2 November 2011
    Romford
    Liverpool FC
    About 3 years ago I absolutely loved the demo. Must've played 100 games. Full game came out and it was crap. Sold it about week later. It was so different to the demo it was like playing a different game.
     
  20. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    agreed. I see same thing as you. This plays nothing like PES 5/6. Those games are responsive. This game is slow and sluggish. Why are the old game engines so responsive compared to today's.
     
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  21. boyce

    boyce Non-League

    29 December 2005
    Having played PES 2017 all year (but not really enjoyed the PES 2018 demo), I was looking foward to trying out FIFA.

    Things did not start well - I tried to play like PES 2017 and that does not work!

    Finally I got into the swing of things and I'm actually really impressed with the demo.

    It genuinely feels as though anything can happen on the pitch (whereas PES feels a touch robotic and soulless in this regard).

    Don't understand anyone saying it looks outdated or that it's unresponsive or sluggish - it feels a tad too quick to me but I know I will be able to put the speed down in the final game.

    The best compliment I can pay to this is that it feels like FIFA 16, which was a really good game. A couple of slider tweaks and this will be awesome IF the finished product is the same as the demo.
     
  22. guru83

    guru83 League 1

    8 August 2017
    This post is FULL of hyperbole and if someone made same comments in PES thread then they would be slated for it..

    I really don't like FIFA 18 either but don't exaggerate things as it's not fair on people who do enjoy this..
     
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  23. elfie

    elfie Championship

    10 November 2003
    Holland
    Ajax
    Guys, there is a pes/fifa contrast and compare thread. Seems to me thats where you guys have to post this stuff.
    I like both games, both have their strong points and both have their flaws.
    But coming to the fifa discussion thread and saying pes does this better, pes does that better....it has just become so damn boring.
     
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  24. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    fair enough, i will just talk FIFA 18 demo.
     
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  25. RockyJJP

    RockyJJP FIFA fan, PES lover

    24 April 2006
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Manchester United
    I am happy to see everyone seems to be enjoying either FIFA 18 demo or PES 2018. I like when everyone is content and has something they enjoy playing and are excited about.

    My opinions of the FIFA 18 demo on PS4 Pro are as follows:
    • Generally very similar to FIFA 17, not much in terms of gameplay and graphics that set it apart
    • Shooting as before is wonderful and varied, after playing PES 2018 and coming to this demo, you can see the specialness in shooting in FIFA.
    • LOD isn't as great as I remember on 17, looks blurry and too vibrant in day and too dark at night. Maybe cos PES was such a level up in LOD
    • Every team feels the same IMO, no individuality comes through, team styles also don't seem different.
    • It's a swashbuckling and ever, very end to end and exciting. however this might get boring fast as i see no variety in gameplay.
    • Stadiums are nice, every locale feels different, it's smooth in presentation, like EA are
    It's fun to play and enjoyable. but I never feel in control of the game doe to the frenzied pace of things. I'm definitely going to purchase it as i do every year. But i just feel it lack realness on the field.
     
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  26. Bond!JamesBond!

    Bond!JamesBond! PS2 PES Greatness

    19 October 2013
    North America
    Chelsea FC
    it's true every player feels the same, sluggish game-play on defensive side. i feel nothing when i score, because the game is lifeless. No excitement. Penalty shootout system is very poorly thought out. Just boring. Another thing just played pro camera and the frame-rates are choppy. What sells this game? Licensing and presentation. Just my opinion, don't take it personal.
     
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  27. Sami 1999

    Sami 1999 Noob

    28 June 2015
    No, I just saw the latest switch videos.
    Just compare it with the old ones. The game looks much polished now.
     
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  28. Bendit

    Bendit Champions League

    12 November 2005
    UEFA CL
  29. Sami 1999

    Sami 1999 Noob

    28 June 2015
    FiFA 18 Demo feels great. I get t some people prefer PES.

    But don't judge games based on just your tastes. I know FiFA 18 is nowhere near perfect but it feels a lot better than 17.

    Graphics being worse than PES is also subjective. Things that are better in PES 18:

    -Grass color.
    -Night lighting.
    -Body models.
    -Normal ball size.
    -Faces.
    -LODs during gameplay.

    And now the things that are better on FiFA 18:

    -Cloth simulation: This is so good and advanced that it makes PES 18's one feel like old gen cloth simulation, especially the creases.

    -kit models: Its more loose and realistic than PES which is good this year but still tight.

    -Overal body models seems to be more tesellated. Feels more solid compared to PES where it still feels like empty inside.

    -Grass texture.
    -Lots of weathers and match times.

    -Better cutscenes.


    And yeah, its not only about the gameplay. There are people like me that wants to have good presentation and graphics along with gameplay.


    Honestly this year I am interested in both games. Hopefully FiFA 18 retail is good as demo and responsive.

    However I didnt play PES 18 yet (And since its locked in steam in our region, I cant even play demo). So I might not even like Pes 18. Only time will tell.
     
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  30. guru83

    guru83 League 1

    8 August 2017
    It's how I feel. I just played two matches as Man Utd against Real Madrid and Man City. Legendary difficulty setting.

    Didn't even have to break sweat to win or think about what I was doing. No midfield play, still end to end bullshit and the ball pong pongs all over the place.

    It's just doesn't feel like football to me. I loved FIFA 14 and the series has gone to pot with this terrible frostbite engine.

    I never feel completely in control in FIFA these days. And it's still far too easy to just sprint past opponent with quick players.

    Sorry ea but it's a no again from me this year. This is just FIFA 17 with more bells and whistles. How such a huge team like ea with huge resources can't give us something new and fresh is beyond me.
     
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