Get a kick out of ‘FIFA 23’- The New Indian Express

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The year 1994 heralded many pivotal moments in global entertainment. In February, British pop singer Harry Styles was born in Redditch, England. A month later, Justin Bieber arrived in London, Ontario. A few months later, in the same country, EA Canada released a sequel to the game that became very popular in 1993. They called it “FIFA 95”. For no apparent reason (to me, at least), a “FIFA” game has been released every year since.

Why do they release a game every year? I wonder. Perhaps the rules of football change every year. Gaming graphics may have revolutionized esports within a short period of one year, and a simple software update will not suffice. I do not know why! This annual event is baffling, and I am waiting for the perfect explanation.

Anyway, I played FIFA 23 last week. Although I haven’t played the previous versions to any extent, I can compare it to other sports simulators. “FIFA” is perhaps the best in this very specific category. The tutorials are excellent for absolute beginners. For some context, all of my football knowledge comes from a TV show called Ted Lasso. Given that, FIFA 23 did an excellent job of educating me about the rules. I’ve learned to pass and shoot, run around, and keep goal with ease. 20 minutes into the lessons starting, and I also know what exactly infiltration is.

Aside from the network features and actual matches, there were a few additions that I was pleasantly surprised at in the game. It was helpful to understand the enormity of football because this game allows me to play as specific players in real life and as real coaches. Provided scenarios for decision making.

I will get a budget and the opportunity to make reckless investments or expenditures. You will then convert into character points, modifying certain aspects of player skills such as reactions, running speed, etc. In the end, this will turn into the main currency of the single player campaign: match scores. I can also play dress up and decide the director’s clothes.

In my heart, I think this is more than just a cosmetic change, and it affects the team in an unknown way. If nothing else, this game has definitely helped me develop a little interest in the franchise. If you don’t understand football and really like it, this game could be a good start.