5 Things That FIFA 16 Could Learn From FIFA 96

5 Things That FIFA 16 Could Learn From FIFA 96
By Mikey Traynor
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When EA Sports FIFA 16 is released in the Autumn, it will be 20 years since the launch of FIFA 96, the first FIFA game on the Sony Playstation, and a game still fondly remembered to this day.

While it didn't have the Indoor Mode that FIFA 97 did, and it didn't have the sheer amazingness that FIFA 98 had, FIFA 96 was still a very important game for EA Sports.

20 years on, FIFA fans are still complaining about some basic aspects of the game, so we took a trip back to the SNES and the PS1 and see what would be welcomed in the upcoming title which will no doubt sell incredibly well regardless.

1. Fantasy Exhibition Mode

You're playing your mate on the same console, you've done international v international, 4 star random v 4 star random, and every other thing you can think of to pick interesting teams, but still you can't think of a fun match to play. How many times have you been there?


FIFA used to have a mode where two players could have a fantasy draft and pick their dream teams. How much fun would that be today? Why is it never considered as a fun mode for offline play?

2. Actually Competent Goalkeepers


The goalkeepers were "re-invented" for FIFA 15 as one of the main points of focus for the development team, and they are considered to be worse than they have ever been. Back in FIFA 96 there was no problems about the keepers, but now they can be game breaking.

3. Classic Teams

Some of the squads available in FIFA 96 were simply iconic. How great would it be if EA Sports included classic teams in FIFA 16? We have legends in FIFA Ultimate Team now, but imagine being able to play with the 96 Ajax team? It could go further, think the 99 Manchester United team, the 2004 AC Milan team, the 2009 Barca team. *sigh*

4. Not Having Replays For Absolutely Everything

One of the more annoying aspects of modern FIFA is having to watch every goal three times, every offside call in detail, every booking which takes the ref 40 seconds to find the correct player, and then the foul which caused the booking. Some of us just want to play the game.


5. Custom Tournaments

There it is, custom tournaments on the Sega Megadrive. For some reason the powers that be decided that custom tournaments were a waste of time. They were wrong. Having a FIFA tournament with the lads is made 100% easier with a custom tournament, or even if you just fancy playing through the World Cup or Champions League. Ridiculous that it's not an option anymore.

SEE ALSO: 14 Reasons Why FIFA 98: Road To The World Cup Was The Best Game Ever

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