Open Exploit of FIFA 16 from runescapegolds's blog
I have mentioned this before, there is a tactic used by some people online where they always keep a perfect defensive line of four (and I am on 360 so it's NOT player instructions) and they stay back/back off so it is almost impossible to pass through them. The fact that EA overnerfed the through ball button compounds this. So you may try some shots from outside the box (or even just inside) BUT the keepers save more shots this year and the shooting is not always as good/accurate as 14, 13. Two more factors which compound the problem.
Do you see the problem EA? Add to that CBs seem to be lightning quick this year and I think you've overdone it somewhat. I know why you've done it, to negate those players who spam long (or shorter) LBYs or hitting the ground through ball button constantly. But did you have to punish all of us who like to break down defences? Too many factors have been nerfed at the same time and they compound each other.
This year is all in favour of defenders and keepers. I have no clue why some people say the opposite.
This post is inspired by my latest match. I loaded FUT to see if lag was still a problem and it wasn't but I encountered two other big problems - the usual dominate-but-not-allowed-to-score syndrome and also the problem(s) described above.
And when I say I dominated, I ABSOLUTELY dominated. I went 0-1 down to a very well worked passing move and it was partly my fault for diving into tackles BUT this guy was a very weak, non-aggressive, slow player and I ended up dominating the game to the point that he had only two shots, maybe three at goal. At half-time he had 1 shot on target in total.
I think he got into/near my penalty box only one time in the second half but what I also noticed in the second half especially was his perfect line of four always backing off, backing off, backing off, rarely trying to tackle because he knew when I tried a through ball it would almost never work and when my striker did get it his defenders were back in a flash to tackle him (forgot to mention the other factor, striker taking too long to control the ball or shoot).
You can't criticise me this time for being unable to make chances (usually against these players it is almost impossible), actually had loads of shots and headers on and off target. It only got really frustrating beyond halfway point in the second half and that's when this guy's backing off/perfect defensive line exploit abuse became apparent, the guy must have been laughing because he got a 'win' without attacking, playing well, having much possession or actively defending/tackling to save his skin (which he should have been).
No, all he needed to do was keep running backwards and stifle the through pass, his invincible goalkeeper would do the rest. A less deserving 'winner' I have rarely seen. I wish I remembered to record the match stats before switching off my Xbox. I wasn't even angry, I simply didn't see the point in playing a video game where so much effort, skill and superiority goes unrewarded/punished and people who make such little input/effort get rewarded.
I hope this problem is addressed for FIFA 16 because even though previous FIFAs were frustrating when the 'you can't score/invincible keepers' thing kicked in, this year we can at least partially pinpoint it to obvious factors/changes made for 15 in the game design/buttons rather than 'something else'.
Before I wanted to see the shooting and through balls restored because it's more fun, now I see it needs to be rebalanced because with , it makes it far too hard to score.
(Btw, he scored a rolling double-tap shot, mine got saved, before anyone says I should have done the same as him.)