Lets get things straight right from the off, we love FIFA 15 here at Balls.ie.
In recent weeks we've been offering tips, wonderkid signing suggestions, and even teams to use in career mode, but we can't help feel that there are a few things missing from FIFA that would really take it to the next level and beyond.
Here is our list of things that are missing from FIFA 15, and we really hope someone at EA Sports is reading this.
The Magic Vanishing Spray
If EA Sports thought it necessary to introduce goal-line technology to the game, then they are going to need to add everybody's favourite refereeing tool, the magic spray. You can encroach the wall closer to the ball if defending a free-kick, so why not add a gimmicky spray animation to keep those cheeky so-and-so's where they belong.
Training In Career Mode
Career Mode is definitely an improvement on last year, but why can't we get used to our new signings on the training pitch? Or practise set-pieces? It seems odd, and with a lovely practise arena available outside of career mode, it makes us wonder why it's not an option in career?
A Pick-up Style Fantasy-Draft Match Mode
Ok, they should call it something different, but bare with us. In the UEFA Euro 2004 video game they had a game mode where you would play another player in local multiplayer, but you had every player in the game to pick in a turn based draft system. So if I pick first I take Cristiano Ronaldo, you take Messi, or Ibrahimovic, and so on until we have a complete squad. It was absolutely brilliant to play with mates, and we never ever saw it again. Bring it back, and open it to every player in the game.
We dream of a day where we can pit the Man United treble winning team of 1999 up against Barcelona's 2011 squad, or 1994 Ajax, or 2004 AC Milan! If EA Sports can 'OK' a classic XI, and legends in Ultimate Team, then why can't we have the best teams in history available to battle it out with our mates?
FIFA 97 introduced an indoor mode to FIFA that was universally loved by anyone who so much as looked at the cover of FIFA 97, and it came back in FIFA 98 to the delight of literally everyone in the world, SO WHY WAS IT NEVER SEEN AGAIN!? 5 on 5, all the teams with proper kits and the latest graphics, in tight space with no throw ins? EA PLEASE! Give the people what they want!