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FIFA 19

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Andybtsn, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Controversial I know...but I don't see the love? It gets boring seeing players pausing the game to sub him on but other than exploiting the corner system, which quickly moving the keeper seems to be successful in preventing him getting the ball, why is he so favoured? He is slow so easy to keep on top of, strength isn't as useful as it once was and despite crossing being OP, most still play the passing game into the box, his shooting doesn't seem any better than the next meta striker.
     
  2. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,077

    I stopped at 11 wins, i got to 10 wins in 13 games played so could have gone on for gold 3 or whatever but really just didnt have the urge to carry on. got my 1 extra win and played squad battles to get the futswap player and came off it. I'm aiming to do the socrates SBC so need the base icon for that. i have no idea what i'll do if i ended up getting the base icon of socrates though ..
     
  3. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 28,885

    Slow? I use engine on him and I've used him to run down the channels and hold defenders off but obviously I play him central and tell him to stay there.

    His shooting is also ridiculously good (with no boosts) and he's got acrobatic trait so takes a lot of stunning volleys / overhead kicks as well as the power on his free kicks, etc.

    Heading again is unstoppable on most occasions when played to him on crosses.

    The only thing he has going against him is balance which is huge this fifa but engine helps boost that. I play him on 10 chem.
     
  4. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    He literally does not phase me when I face him, the most annoying this is the pause at the start of the game. He's like the Arnautovic when everyone went through that phase of using him. I'd be much concerned by really fast, agile players like RTTF Sterling.
     
  5. Rids

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 30, 2008

    Posts: 5,432

    If I had a top 3 of cards I could remove from the game, that Ibra would be at the top by a country mile. He is the bane of my FIFA existence, he just attracts BS, he probably scores better than 1 per game against me.

    I'd also get rid of Butra and Reus, but they're not on the same scale as Ibra.

    If you do genuinely manage to shut him down, please share your tips.
     
  6. GreenMint

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2003

    Posts: 20,867

    Location: Sol

    I don't struggle against him as much as some (although most people don't struggle against mine!)

    Main cards I struggle against:

    HL Arnautovic
    Any Firmino
    Reus
    Griezmann
    Aguero
     
  7. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Nothing special, I find Varane and Ramos so damn good and strong though, maybe they just handle him? I always move the keeper at corners so he rarely scores them.

    Reus is a ball ache.
    Griezmann although is massively underrated so not used much. A great card
    Sterling in all forms.
    Flashback Torres - rarely come cross him though.
    CR7

    Loads of special cards that get subbed on are annoying but it all boils down to pace in the end. Davies, Sane, Davies, Gervinho etc
     
  8. Quinnaay

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2013

    Posts: 5,898

    Location: Rotherham

    Did the serie A league SBC to chance my arm for some profit while price are high packed 89 Gerrard happy with that my first icon and 600k!
     
  9. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    I don't think many can moan about pack luck this year, there have been some ridiculous pulls in this thread alone.
     
  10. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 28,885

    He is easily the best player in terms of scoring I've used apart from OTW Richarlison.
     
  11. manic111

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 1, 2007

    Posts: 15,000

    Location: Various

    SBC Benzema has been ridiculous for me lately
     
  12. pokerking

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 13, 2011

    Posts: 1,324

    Location: Leeds

    I have the UCL Griezman only a +1 upgrade but he is immense for me, does not fit into my team but as a sub he bangs them in. Very strange player mechanic wise, the ball sticks to his feet.
     
  13. GreenMint

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2003

    Posts: 20,867

    Location: Sol

    He does seem massively OP, pace etc..!
     
  14. GreenMint

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2003

    Posts: 20,867

    Location: Sol

    I hate this game.

    That is all.
     
  15. Quinnaay

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2013

    Posts: 5,898

    Location: Rotherham

    Got a bare bones untradable squad and as it's off chem its awful I need tots to cause some crash so I can potentially squeeze a viera and eusibio out of 4mil. With 2 untradabls icons to boot.
     
  16. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,182

    Do people tend to play weekend league until the next game is released or does it drop off after the season ends?
     
  17. Quinnaay

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2013

    Posts: 5,898

    Location: Rotherham

    17 I played til the end, 18 I quit way before now, many play up until summer really.
     
  18. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    :D
     
  19. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,240

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Suddenly the market is flooded with hundreds of Douglas Costas!
     
  20. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 27,245

    Location: Welling, London

    Tagliafico’s turning into a handy card, got to be an 85 now.