It hasn't gotten any fairer, that's for sure!
Lat night i played a 69 rated 50 chem team on legendary and the scripting, momentum, handicapping and slider manipulation was disgusting!
I was 2-0 up and battering the AI(the bronze goalie was having a 10/10 game, plus the woodwork was struck multiple times), but out of nowhere in the second half my players stopped being able to move.
The AI scored a bs goal in the 86th minute, and from kick off my players stood like statues to allow a equalizer - blatant bs cheating from the AI - not one player responded to any button pressed. Extra time fared no better as my players refused to move, and even when i tried to make subs (booted the ball out of play) it did not make them. Thankfully i won on penalties but there was zero enjoyment in being cheated like this.
I also played an 83 rated 100 chem on professional - this game was more like legendary, and it is a game i have played several times before - this script is where it is a draw until the AI lets you win the game 2-1 in the last 5 mins!, and i have played this game several times now. My players refused to move normally until the defence opened up in the last 5 mins where my Dzeko felt nimbler than ever before and waltzed through banging in the winner. Again not enjoyable.
The other two in the set were a 5-1 win on pro against 81 rated 100 chem and the other a 1-0 on legendary against a low 70 rated team with 30 odd chemistry - in this game i was not really allowed to shoot against the bronze goalie - no matter when i tried to shoot it was either blocked or the wood work was struck - not dubious at all!
This is a great addition for an offline player like myself - but we need more transparency on how the chemistry works in this mode, why low chem teams are majorly boosted and feel harder than normal teams. We need to be explained as to why our players play to their stats one game, and turn like tug boats and have the touch of a baby elephant the next, regardless if they have 99 fitness.
Kick off glitch needs to go - even the AI exploit this.
Fouls given against the AI needs to be addressed - they can rugby tackle, pull shirts, two foot from behind, morph through players and come out with the ball - it's ridiculous!
xp level needs to be addressed - how is this still an issue.
Those that still have not had their icon edition packs.
The penalties need to be looked at as the AI save 90%
Those forbidden words need to be addressed properly - personally i believe they are in the game along with this dynamic difficulty rubbish - we need transparency.
Pack odds of pulling a good player would be nice like PES do.
AI substitutions needs to be coded properly.
I'm all for #fixfifa, and transparency is one of the biggest fixes that need to happen.
Personally i would like the game returned to the original release version, with goalkeepers, long shots and the defenders reactions tweaked and we would have the best Fifa yet, not this 17.2 rubbish.
November 2017 - last edited November 2017
Scripting is so obvious, if you are playing a team with some of the same players as you, their players are far superior than the broken players you end up using.
As if that wasn't bad enough, the lack of comment from EA, shows just how little they think of us customers. No explanation, no sorry but it's being fixed as fast as possible, nothing, and all you get from EA help is wait, no time frame given just wait.
Maybe it's time for a petition to FIFA. EA only care about is how much they can wring out of us idiots who keep buying it. And without the last petition, would they have taken any notice of our complaints, totally disgusted at the treatment i have received, and all i did was buy a game for £70
It is so rigged.
I do have a good team 187, 87 rated, 100% chemistry and play fairly well, I am in Division 1 in Single Player Season, but Squad battles mode is so annoying to play.
I just played a team that was 66 rated with 53 chemistry, so I decided to play Ultimate to get the maximum number of points, and my players could not run (I have a really fast team), could not pass, the selected player was always switching to a player far away from the ball, my players were actually not positioning themselves well at all, I did one tackle in the game, got a red card, a defense player tacked me by behind, in the penalty area and there was no even a card, I got a penalty but the 54 bronze goalie stopped it.
I could not pass their defense consisted of bronze players (63 LB, 60 CM in CB position, 61 CAM in DB position and 55 LB in RB position), I was using my wingers speed (I have Bale, 94 pace and Deulofeu, 93 pace, plus Suarez in ST, they were always faster, stronger (every time they were close to one of my players, my player could not hold the ball more than a second).
This is totally unrealistic, the rating on the card do not mean anything, EA developed a mode that is really really bad, but make no mistake, EA knows and actually benefit from all these IA cheats.
It is really sad that they do not want to improve this mode because it is interesting but not fun anymore as you never know if you are going to win 7-1 in Ultimate against an 83 rated team (i have done it), or loose 0-1 against a 66 rated team with no chem.
Last week I was winning most Squad Battles matches on Professional and thrashing teams like 5-0 on Semi-Pro... until the weekend when I was getting slaughtered. I thought with the start of the new week things would go back to normal but no. Now I'm struggling to win on Professional against all but the weakest teams and I can barely scrape a 1-0 win on Semi-Pro. No way my skill level went downhill that fast.