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FIFA 22 Trial Available For EA Play Subscribers

The FIFA 22 trial is available now for EA Play subscribers, allowing members to play the full game for up to 10 hours. Progress from the trial will carry over at launch for those that purchase the game. Make sure you fully quit the game when you’re not playing so the timer stops.

Make sure to play a few matches and share your impressions with the community. Gamers can keep track of some of the bugs the team is investigating on the FIFA Tracker via Trello.

EA Play is included with the Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscription, at no additional cost. Otherwise, it costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year, for PlayStation and PC users, with the following benefits.

Of note, new members can subscribe to the EA Play service for .99 cents for the first month.

  • Unlock exclusive challenges and rewards, member-only content, early trials of new releases, and access to a library of top titles.
  • Play select new-release games for up to 10 hours even before they launch.
  • Get more to play with unlimited access to a collection of Electronic Arts’ fan-favorite series and top titles.
  • Save 10% on all EA digital purchases, including game downloads, Season Passes, points packs, and DLC.

The Standard Edition of FIFA 22 releases on October 1, but fans that pre-order the Ultimate Edition will get it on September 27.

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  1. Off to Wolves v Spurs (c'mon the Wolves) at Molineux in the Carabao Cup tonight but its installing as we speak ready for when I get home #brunolagebarmyarmy
    Hoping for some improvements on the glitches in the 22 beta which I had access to
    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
    Will this game install- closed? It’s taking ages to install so I’m losing precious play time! I have no interest playing the demo version while I wait btw.
    Just played my first game, I was Chelsea against Man United, on legendary, normal speed and no sliders. the gameplay was nice, the pace was slower than last year, the CDM where actually assisting the defense, at least from a first point of view.
    And the CPU took three ****ing shots from outside the box \o/ Ronaldo twice and Fernandes once.
    Played on Series S
    gustavocouto
    Just played my first game, I was Chelsea against Man United, on legendary, normal speed and no sliders. the gameplay was nice, the pace was slower than last year, the CDM where actually assisting the defense, at least from a first point of view.
    And the CPU took three ****ing shots from outside the box \o/ Ronaldo twice and Fernandes once.
    Played on Series S

    Can you install while the game is closed?
    GKs suck man. First game was Brighton (me) vs Aston Villa. 7 total shots. 7 total goals. They won 4-3. No special shots. Just 0 effort from the keepers. The casual FUT kiddies have successfully forced their hand to nerf the game into oblivion again.
    Full EA Play Pro release on PC.
    No difference at all to midfielders tracking back, or AI actually crossing the ball.
    I have seen an increase in the number of times the CPU attacks thru the middle and occasionally shoots from outside of the box. Other than that, same doodoo different year, sadly.
    WatDaFawke
    Full EA Play Pro release on PC.
    No difference at all to midfielders tracking back, or AI actually crossing the ball.
    I have seen an increase in the number of times the CPU attacks thru the middle and occasionally shoots from outside of the box. Other than that, same doodoo different year, sadly.

    I'm not sure what your settings are or which teams, but from the games I have played, I am seeing plenty of midfielders tracking back and crossing. As someone who identified the midfield not tracking back issue, I can tell you that this is 10x better than 21 without a doubt.
    Here the CPU tracking back
    https://streamable.com/tho4ey
    Here the User's teammate AI tracking back, after the CPU tries a cross.
    https://streamable.com/3zhbsp
    Matt10
    I'm not sure what your settings are or which teams, but from the games I have played, I am seeing plenty of midfielders tracking back and crossing. As someone who identified the midfield not tracking back issue, I can tell you that this is 10x better than 21 without a doubt.

    Was that on PC? WOW! Completely different to my experience. I'm playing on world class with default sliders, and seeing a huge empty gap between defence and midfield, and the midfielders almost never come close to the box, no matter what my formation is. Could you tell me your main settings?
    I did create a very young half star team to the English League 2, so that can (and to a certain extent should) easily be a huge part of the problem, but the CPU is moving nothing like that in my games.
    hi Matt have now watched 3 to 5 videos on youtube, and must say on the next gen consoles it looks a lot better than on the old consoles and the PC
    the goalkeepers also behave better and smarter on the new consoles
    I think there will be a big difference this time whether you play on next gen consoles or on the old consoles
    Which console do you play on if I may ask Matt?
    Matt10
    I'm not sure what your settings are or which teams, but from the games I have played, I am seeing plenty of midfielders tracking back and crossing. As someone who identified the midfield not tracking back issue, I can tell you that this is 10x better than 21 without a doubt.
    Here the CPU tracking back
    https://streamable.com/tho4ey
    Here the User's teammate AI tracking back, after the CPU tries a cross.
    https://streamable.com/3zhbsp

    Interesting, I may have to give this a trial a go since it is good to see the CM's actually tracking back but that second clip wasn't technically a cross lol some sort of odd headed cross I guess.

    Yeah, the midfield just refuses defend correctly on the PC version. Pretty sure the AI/engine for non-next gen versions is exactly the same from last year.
    Here I was facing Dortmund 2 (CPU with the ball) with my created team, and this happens no matter what I adjust or which team I play with. I was playing on legendary difficulty with default sliders.
    Top right my LM is already just standing still while staring at the CPUs defense for some reason, while my 2 CDMs!!! that I adjusted to be as low as possible, that are set to cover the center and man mark, are casually jogging down. Their CAM in wide open space held the ball in peace for half a century before making a pass, since my CDMs are staying too far to user switch.
    Thanks for nothing, Sam Rivera! :cheers:
    WatDaFawke

    Yeah, the midfield just refuses defend correctly on the PC version. Pretty sure the AI/engine for non-next gen versions is exactly the same from last year.
    Here I was facing Dortmund 2 (CPU with the ball) with my created team, and this happens no matter what I adjust or which team I play with. I was playing on legendary difficulty with default sliders.
    Top right my LM is already just standing still while staring at the CPUs defense for some reason, while my 2 CDMs!!! that I adjusted to be as low as possible, that are set to cover the center and man mark, are casually jogging down. Their CAM in wide open space held the ball in peace for half a century before making a pass, since my CDMs are staying too far to user switch.
    Thanks for nothing, Sam Rivera! :cheers:

    Yeah unfortunately I think there’s going to be a big difference this year between playing on Next Gen and last gen. HyperMotion which is probably at work behind the scenes is what feeds into a lot of the defensive movements and it’s exclusive to Next Gen.
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    ok, I played several games, here is my feedback
    Xbox Series S
    world class
    career mode (Cadiz)
    6 minutes
    the positive:
    - AI made several crosses in the games that even resulted in goals.
    - AI shot several times from outside the box.
    - The presentation is very good.
    - Tackles are much more realistic.
    - But the most important thing is that the defensive midfield comes back and is even in the penalty area. At the same time, the opponents are much better positioned, with simple passes or runs over the wings you have no chance on world class. This is what I liked the most, I really had a hard time to get into the box.
    the negative:
    oh boy, where should I start...
    - I had several clipping problems I have never seen in previous Fifas (Players on the bank clipping through the roof, some with the children and most of them with the net). The net looks horrible for me most of the times.
    - the ball physics... idk, the shots, passes and crosses look so artificial, It feels like the ball is being pulled by a string. It is difficult to describe, but the second the ball leaves the foot of a player, I know that the ball will get to a specific player and her will score. That´s why all the cross-goals and shots looked so bad. I usually enjoy it, when the AI scores and it is a realistic goal, but all of them but one were so fake. Really disappointing.
    - the Hypermotion itself looks bad. Players are sliding all over the pitch. They are on a motion and suddenly they make another movement in the other direction. I think, when these motions would be slower, it would look more natural, but because it is so fast, most of the time it looks ridiculous.
    - penalty kicks. I usually play with handball on to get penalties from time to time. In Fifa 21 the AI hat 10 pk, they scored on 2 (worldclass)... and i didn´t even save them. In Fifa 22 the AI had 3 pk but couldn´t score on any. So no improvement at all.
    - no fouls at all
    I played on default sliders as well as on Matt´s from Fifa 21 but changed it a little bit. The default one felt bad, with Matt´s sliders it was ok, but I am not sure, if it can change the whole feeling of unnatural crosses, shots and goals.
    The goalkeepers were also ridiculous, they saved so many shots, but the movement is so bad, like i mentioned before, everything feels like pulled by a string. It feels, like I am watching it instead of playing it.
    To my backround, played Fifa for several years, since 18 with community sliders, no FUT player, and enjoyed it most of the time, even though there was always a lot to improve. This year however, I have a bad feeling. Looking forward to have discussions with you and maybe find the right sliders together:cheers:
    -Agree with the ball physics, it’s looks horrendous, especially for shots which might as well have a trail of flames off the back of the ball it moves that fast.
    -Keepers are ridiculous. Every save is world class, the seem to get to everything. That’s mostly from my keeper. When they’re saving the rocket shots it looks really bad.
    -the crowd reactions are immersion breaking. Your fans jump up and down for a second when the opposition score- it looks awful and very unrealistic.
    -crowd noise is very muted…in fact the whole sound seems off on my ps5 pulse headset. Like the volume is only on 6.
    -commentary!!! It’s no exaggeration when I say it’s like going back to ps2 era commentary. All generic, one sentence phrases. No mention of players or team names when it’s more than a one word line.
    -no improvement on visuals…the game still looks cartooney with no notable improvement on last year.
    -career mode is exactly the same.
    The game feels messy at the moment, which can be excused given that it’s not finished. If they don’t change a fair few aspects though it doesn’t feel nice to play IMO. Normally I can’t wait to fire the game back up on a new fifa…I honestly don’t think I’ll touch it for the next couple of days. Maybe to try new sliders.
    4/10.
    casual player experience (series x);
    much better, much different than last years game.
    -player models look fatter, which look more realistic than last year
    -movement feels better, slower than years past, feels and looks more realistic (play full manual)
    negative - broadcast camera not changed. needs to be customizable (more) and reflect the uniqueness of each stadium more.
    i don't know, to me this feels and plays completely different than last year which was too fast and arcady. will be pre-ordering.
    iaxy
    Downloading the EA Play version on PS5.
    But it says PS4? Is the EA* Play only PS4?

    no, you have to choose the right version in the store. I just have the xbox s version, but there are different games to download. The old gen and the new gen.
    The game looks incredible and plays even more realistically than '21 imo. It actually feels like a game of football to me. I am playing with heavily modified sliders.
    A couple of weird things for me that I'd be curious if other people have noticed:
    - CPU blasted three shots towards the top corner from outside the box that all hit the bar in one game. I've seen this in YouTube videos too. Seems to happen a lot.
    - The players and ball seem to have some kind of glow around them. They stand out in some weird way like people do in front of a green screen. Not sure if it was just because it was a night game or if it was something weird about my TV/console visual settings but it looked strange to me.
    The best thing for me was that the CPU felt dangerous and threatening with the ball. They actually attack aggressively and intelligently, and played some really nice balls in and around the box. Defending was a challenge but not because tackling is near impossible like it was on '21.
    Haven’t owned a FIFA since 17, but have been watching soccer more this year, so figured I’d check out 22. Got the EA Play sub and downloaded the game to play after kids went to bed. When I booted it up, I realized I had downloaded 21. Doh!
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    Yes presentation is decent and it looks pretty but I've played 3 hours and can say without a doubt this is the worst fifa I have played in about 10 years. The keepers are pathetic. Even with sliders maxed they don't save anything. Long shots going in all over the place. Massive disappointment.
    Not gonna lie - it is a vast improvement on FIFA 21, especially in the positioning of players and the general distribution of bodies on the pitch and how they cover space.*
    That said, it is still marred by questionable physics, jerkiness and ugly animations.*
    Positives:
    + Excellent positioning of players
    + A sense of unpredictability (it feels more like football). Lots of scrappy battles.*
    + Good coverage from midfielders
    + Lob passing (when on assisted) looks very realistic - not so when on manual
    + It has a feeling of weight about it
    +The ball looks like it's the right size (finally)
    + the lighting looks much brighter / sharper*
    + Some new goal keeper animations
    + Player faces have improved in both likeness and skin lighting*
    Negatives
    - Sliding / skating animations
    - The jerkiness in movement is still very much present
    - Headers look way too overpowered
    - Player models look very similar and cartoonish (this is where PES has had a massive advantage). If I play on a distant camera angle, I cannot distinguish or tell who the players are
    - Lob pass looks weird when on manual - it looks like a kind of a chip*
    - Switching is very frustrating. It very rarely switches to the right player - especially on defence.
    - Lack of licences is unforgivable for a FIFA game
    - There is a sense of staleness about the game. They really need to smooth out those jerky animations*
    - Whilst the light is brighter / sharper, there is a sense of arcade / cartoon about the whole thing. It looks more of a video game than before (if that makes sense).*
    Mackrel829
    The game looks incredible and plays even more realistically than '21 imo. It actually feels like a game of football to me. I am playing with heavily modified sliders.
    A couple of weird things for me that I'd be curious if other people have noticed:
    - CPU blasted three shots towards the top corner from outside the box that all hit the bar in one game. I've seen this in YouTube videos too. Seems to happen a lot.
    - The players and ball seem to have some kind of glow around them. They stand out in some weird way like people do in front of a green screen. Not sure if it was just because it was a night game or if it was something weird about my TV/console visual settings but it looked strange to me.
    The best thing for me was that the CPU felt dangerous and threatening with the ball. They actually attack aggressively and intelligently, and played some really nice balls in and around the box. Defending was a challenge but not because tackling is near impossible like it was on '21.

    Same experience!
    1. When the CPU scores, they hit bangers to the top corners. That kills the immersion for me. I hoped we get more random goals, flat shots and so on.
    2. I noticed it on the ball. I can´t say what it is, but the ball doesn´t look round. First I thought, there was something like a shadow around it like the puck on NHL. But on replays it looked normal. I hope they fix it
    Definitely a very casual fan of soccer so take this with a huge grain of salt as I don't really know the tactics or ins and outs of the strategy and if they are really represented that well.
    That being said I do get Fifa every year and usually go back and forth between PES and it.
    No idea if my initial impression will hold up but I gotta say that I was extremely impressed. I think the game looks fantastic and I am digging the direction they took the graphics.I guess I can see why maybe people think they look a little cartoony, I'm not sure really what it is though it just looks cool to me.
    Yes there is sliding which is an eye sore but I guess NBA2k22 cushioned that blow for me cause it's way worse and I've come to terms with it lol.
    The gameplay has been fantastic for me. I actually had to use a different tactic then turboing up and down the field. Player switching is still complete garbage but that's been a forever thing. I also have always hated how my AI teammates don't help at all but I understand the reasons they develop the game that way for user skill to determine outcomes but its still annoying. It seems better this year though.
    Shots outside the box and cpu crossing the ball is great to see. Shots are far too accurate on default but I haven't messed with sliders yet.
    Game was real hard for me which is awesome. Cpu was dangerous in a smart way. I traditionally play on World Class and can hold my own but my first game Man U vs Arsenal I was down 7-0 at the half lol. After I got my bearings I was having some great games 4-0 3-1 2-1 and 2-0. I have yet to win but I like seeing realistic scores. Fifas biggest issue for me the last few years was the high scoring unrealistic goal fests most games were. Haven't had this yet but it's early. I hope this holds up.
    reth316
    Yes presentation is decent and it looks pretty but I've played 3 hours and can say without a doubt this is the worst fifa I have played in about 10 years. The keepers are pathetic. Even with sliders maxed they don't save anything. Long shots going in all over the place. Massive disappointment.

    Last generation or current gen?
    Maybe somebody can help me out with this...
    I have Origin but I usually buy FIFA via CDKeys. Always a better deal. But if I pay for a month of EA Play to get 10 hours of the game right away, and the 10% off buying the game, I can only get the loyalty discount on the more expensive version of the game? Not just the standard? So...here's a 10% discount and now we're gonna charge you the 10% in a more expensive version of the game?
    Am I right?
    Playing on PS4 and I have to admit the game plays much better than I expected. After adjusting only a few sliders the gameplay becomes less robotic and much more unpredictable.
    Having a blast playing with two low/middle table Premier League teams and seeing scores of 4-2, 1-1, 0-0, 2-1. Great goal variety by the AI and the teamate defenders are not completely useless like last Fifa. I am even playing with tactical defending, something that i always hated.
    My only concern is that they may patch the game and make the defense dumb again because of FUT players complains.
    The only adjustments i made to the sliders were:
    (for both Human and CPU)
    Pass error: 60
    Shot error: 60
    Pass speed: 40
    GK ability: 40
    First Touch error: 100
    Playing on World Star and slow speed.
    tinpanalley
    Maybe somebody can help me out with this...
    I have Origin but I usually buy FIFA via CDKeys. Always a better deal. But if I pay for a month of EA Play to get 10 hours of the game right away, and the 10% off buying the game, I can only get the loyalty discount on the more expensive version of the game? Not just the standard? So...here's a 10% discount and now we're gonna charge you the 10% in a more expensive version of the game?
    Am I right?

    I've had EA play since the beginning of it and I'm pretty sure I get 10% discount on every EA game any version of the game. I haven't bought Fifa yet as I can't seem to even find the standard version on the ps5 store. When I go to what I'm pretty sure is the standard version there is no option to buy just play trial so I figured I'd do it once my 10 hours are done. So unfortunately I couldn't even look to see if it's discounted.
    Honestly though, unless it just changed I'm pretty sure every version gets the discount.
    CujoMatty
    I've had EA play since the beginning of it and I'm pretty sure I get 10% discount on every EA game any version of the game. I haven't bought Fifa yet as I can't seem to even find the standard version on the ps5 store. When I go to what I'm pretty sure is the standard version there is no option to buy just play trial so I figured I'd do it once my 10 hours are done. So unfortunately I couldn't even look to see if it's discounted.
    Honestly though, unless it just changed I'm pretty sure every version gets the discount.

    Hmm.. ok. I'm looking at Origin here in Canada and the only one I see with a 10% discount is the loyalty Edition which is 10 bucks more expensive.

    So that would suggest you can do the doubling up of 10% on EA Play and the loyalty discount but ONLY by buying the more expensive version. Right?
    iaxy
    Not gonna lie - it is a vast improvement on FIFA 21, especially in the positioning of players and the general distribution of bodies on the pitch and how they cover space.*
    That said, it is still marred by questionable physics, jerkiness and ugly animations.*
    Positives:
    + Excellent positioning of players
    + A sense of unpredictability (it feels more like football). Lots of scrappy battles.*
    + Good coverage from midfielders
    + Lob passing (when on assisted) looks very realistic - not so when on manual
    + It has a feeling of weight about it
    +The ball looks like it's the right size (finally)
    + the lighting looks much brighter / sharper*
    + Some new goal keeper animations
    + Player faces have improved in both likeness and skin lighting*
    Negatives
    - Sliding / skating animations
    - The jerkiness in movement is still very much present
    - Headers look way too overpowered
    - Player models look very similar and cartoonish (this is where PES has had a massive advantage). If I play on a distant camera angle, I cannot distinguish or tell who the players are
    - Lob pass looks weird when on manual - it looks like a kind of a chip*
    - Switching is very frustrating. It very rarely switches to the right player - especially on defence.
    - Lack of licences is unforgivable for a FIFA game
    - There is a sense of staleness about the game. They really need to smooth out those jerky animations*
    - Whilst the light is brighter / sharper, there is a sense of arcade / cartoon about the whole thing. It looks more of a video game than before (if that makes sense).*
    It's the jerky animations and flow of game that make it impossible it get into.
    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Operation Sports mobile app
    I don't know what this is - but it isn't football. Where to begin - too many negatives to go into them all. EA puts out all this marketing material but in the end almost none of it is implemented. If they implemented even half of the laundry list they published pre-release then you would think it would feel and play totally different from 21 but it doesn't. And where are all these additional 3500 animations they promoted- I see the same ones I've always seen.
    This feels almost exactly like 21 with a little better positioning. The AI ping pongs the ball around like everyone is Messi. There is zero difference when playing AI controlled Teams. You might as well just have it as Red versus Blue because everyone has the same passing, shooting, dribbling, and defensive skills. None of the teams or players feel different.
    Animations are way too twitchy - looks like a game put out 10 years ago. In fact Fifa 18 looks a lot more realistic. 22 is a cartoony mess with no weight or substance to the player models. They feel like they are made of balsa wood. It also feels like everyone and everything is connected by rubber bands. Nothing feels open or free. The ball is part of the player and not a separate object, etc and so on.
    The passing is the same mess that's been in the game for 10 years. A glaring example is hitting a driven pass at full velocity because you want to hit a player at distance but instead the driven pass goes to someone 5 yards away. I mean come on. This is simple coding logic that after 10 years still isn't implemented. What is even more ridiculous is instead of the ball ricocheting off the 5 yard guy because you blasted it - they just control it normally.
    The AI totally abuses the lunging tackle they put in a couple years ago and now it's even worse because they couple that with this new ridiculous speed burst to make insane perfect tackles especially when you get around the box. They just warp blast into your player and take the ball - no penalty of course. That lunging tackle is supposed to be risk/ reward but the AI executes it to perfection with zero regard to the player's defensive ratings. And the constant blocked shots - really? I've seen guys have more blocked shots in one game than they would have in a total season.
    Shots and passes just don't look or feel real. The look like the same video game stuff we've seen forever. I just don't see the real world trajectory they hyped. Crosses and play in the air like headers feel the same as they always have - very poor logic dictates the outcome.
    Human players drift offside all the time no matter how good the player is while AI players rarely get called. And I say get called because I've seen them be offside by more than 5 yards receive a pass and score. That doesn't happen all the time but it's glaring when it does.
    I don't think 21 or 22 looks or feels next generation at all. I didnt like 20 but I put it in to compare and it's actually a lot smoother. It still has the other issues of course.
    Well that's enough. I'm just not a fan.
    tinpanalley
    Hmm.. ok. I'm looking at Origin here in Canada and the only one I see with a 10% discount is the loyalty Edition which is 10 bucks more expensive.

    So that would suggest you can do the doubling up of 10% on EA Play and the loyalty discount but ONLY by buying the more expensive version. Right?

    I'm in Canada as well. I'm not sure about origin. I had bought the premium origin for the year that was $100 because I until this year as I've switched to ps5 till PC goes next gen. So it could be an origin thing. Ps network looks to be 10% off every version. It might have to do with the monthly subscription as well. I get the yearly one on ps5. Maybe they don't want people signing up for a month and getting the discount and quitting so they only put it on the more expensive versions. I dunno I'm guessing here lol
    lovemuscle
    I don't know what this is - but it isn't football. Where to begin - too many negatives to go into them all. EA puts out all this marketing material but in the end almost none of it is implemented. If they implemented even half of the laundry list they published pre-release then you would think it would feel and play totally different from 21 but it doesn't. And where are all these additional 3500 animations they promoted- I see the same ones I've always seen.
    This feels almost exactly like 21 with a little better positioning. The AI ping pongs the ball around like everyone is Messi. There is zero difference when playing AI controlled Teams. You might as well just have it as Red versus Blue because everyone has the same passing, shooting, dribbling, and defensive skills. None of the teams or players feel different.
    Animations are way too twitchy - looks like a game put out 10 years ago. In fact Fifa 18 looks a lot more realistic. 22 is a cartoony mess with no weight or substance to the player models. They feel like they are made of balsa wood. It also feels like everyone and everything is connected by rubber bands. Nothing feels open or free. The ball is part of the player and not a separate object, etc and so on.
    The passing is the same mess that's been in the game for 10 years. A glaring example is hitting a driven pass at full velocity because you want to hit a player at distance but instead the driven pass goes to someone 5 yards away. I mean come on. This is simple coding logic that after 10 years still isn't implemented. What is even more ridiculous is instead of the ball ricocheting off the 5 yard guy because you blasted it - they just control it normally.
    The AI totally abuses the lunging tackle they put in a couple years ago and now it's even worse because they couple that with this new ridiculous speed burst to make insane perfect tackles especially when you get around the box. They just warp blast into your player and take the ball - no penalty of course. That lunging tackle is supposed to be risk/ reward but the AI executes it to perfection with zero regard to the player's defensive ratings. And the constant blocked shots - really? I've seen guys have more blocked shots in one game than they would have in a total season.
    Shots and passes just don't look or feel real. The look like the same video game stuff we've seen forever. I just don't see the real world trajectory they hyped. Crosses and play in the air like headers feel the same as they always have - very poor logic dictates the outcome.
    Human players drift offside all the time no matter how good the player is while AI players rarely get called. And I say get called because I've seen them be offside by more than 5 yards receive a pass and score. That doesn't happen all the time but it's glaring when it does.
    I don't think 21 or 22 looks or feels next generation at all. I didnt like 20 but I put it in to compare and it's actually a lot smoother. It still has the other issues of course.
    Well that's enough. I'm just not a fan.
    I played the 10 hour ea. It feels like you are playing ice hockey. Unplayable
    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Operation Sports mobile app
    lovemuscle
    I don't know what this is - but it isn't football. Where to begin - too many negatives to go into them all. EA puts out all this marketing material but in the end almost none of it is implemented. If they implemented even half of the laundry list they published pre-release then you would think it would feel and play totally different from 21 but it doesn't. And where are all these additional 3500 animations they promoted- I see the same ones I've always seen.
    This feels almost exactly like 21 with a little better positioning. The AI ping pongs the ball around like everyone is Messi. There is zero difference when playing AI controlled Teams. You might as well just have it as Red versus Blue because everyone has the same passing, shooting, dribbling, and defensive skills. None of the teams or players feel different.
    Animations are way too twitchy - looks like a game put out 10 years ago. In fact Fifa 18 looks a lot more realistic. 22 is a cartoony mess with no weight or substance to the player models. They feel like they are made of balsa wood. It also feels like everyone and everything is connected by rubber bands. Nothing feels open or free. The ball is part of the player and not a separate object, etc and so on.
    The passing is the same mess that's been in the game for 10 years. A glaring example is hitting a driven pass at full velocity because you want to hit a player at distance but instead the driven pass goes to someone 5 yards away. I mean come on. This is simple coding logic that after 10 years still isn't implemented. What is even more ridiculous is instead of the ball ricocheting off the 5 yard guy because you blasted it - they just control it normally.
    The AI totally abuses the lunging tackle they put in a couple years ago and now it's even worse because they couple that with this new ridiculous speed burst to make insane perfect tackles especially when you get around the box. They just warp blast into your player and take the ball - no penalty of course. That lunging tackle is supposed to be risk/ reward but the AI executes it to perfection with zero regard to the player's defensive ratings. And the constant blocked shots - really? I've seen guys have more blocked shots in one game than they would have in a total season.
    Shots and passes just don't look or feel real. The look like the same video game stuff we've seen forever. I just don't see the real world trajectory they hyped. Crosses and play in the air like headers feel the same as they always have - very poor logic dictates the outcome.
    Human players drift offside all the time no matter how good the player is while AI players rarely get called. And I say get called because I've seen them be offside by more than 5 yards receive a pass and score. That doesn't happen all the time but it's glaring when it does.
    I don't think 21 or 22 looks or feels next generation at all. I didnt like 20 but I put it in to compare and it's actually a lot smoother. It still has the other issues of course.
    Well that's enough. I'm just not a fan.

    What system are u playing on? I'm playing on ps5 and having a blast!
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    Game looks gorgeous on the PS5 but I thought EA was touting dynamic lighting? Played a mid-afternoon match at Villa Park and the shadows did not move. Madden and MLB have had dynamic lighting for years.....
    Starting to enjoy the game a lot. CPU scores on some insane shots far too often with bad players, but it's nice that they're not completely inept. I've had a bike and multiple outside the box goals scored on me on World Class so far.
    Slower game speed is nice. We all know the FUT kiddies will get it tuned out but for now it's nice.
    drae2
    For some i dont see the game on game pass...

    It’s not directly on gamepass, it should be on a tile on right hand side when you go to the gamepass tile, or failing that go to eaplay part on your: My games & Apps, then go to game trials.
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    In FIFA'21 I hated how the defence was and played about 5 hours total moving on to other games while hoping one of the 20 patches would fix it. Which is why I made sure to try it with the trial this year.
    Using something similar to matts sliders with sprint super low it's been a very good "EA FIFA video game".
    Played about 8 games and the cpu poses a good challenge, you need to watch the turnovers. Playing the ball around trying to keep possession at least with those sliders there's not a lot of room around the pitch which is excellent.
    I wish the cpu would not build up so fast always attacking even when you set them to slow buildup and be willing to make more side to side and backwards passes.
    cpu goals from distance might be op but it's way better than only being dangerous in front of the net.
    ReturnoftheTmac
    Need. A. Foul slider. Or something. It’s embarrassing. Playing with some sliders def makes it more fun, but the no fouls vs the CPU is an immersion breaker IMO.

    Yeah, like madden's issues with hardly any penalties being called in franchise, so many times the cpu just collides with you and takes the ball with no foul.
    Games are so different when there's no consequences for illegal plays.
    One thing that the NHL game does well is the sliders for different penalties and yet fifa can't even have one general foul slider.
    voodoo_magic
    Yeah, like madden's issues with hardly any penalties being called in franchise, so many times the cpu just collides with you and takes the ball with no foul.
    Games are so different when there's no consequences for illegal plays.
    One thing that the NHL game does well is the sliders for different penalties and yet fifa can't even have one general foul slider.

    Oh yeah. The madden penalties or lack thereof is killing me too. I’m assuming they did it for online play which is fine, whatever. Just give us working sliders and it’s a non issue.
    I'm new to EA Play and jumped on the trial the other day. I still have 8hrs left and can't for the life of me find a way to buy the full version of the game? It only allows me to re-download the trial version even when I delete the app and all data..
    JHG90
    I'm new to EA Play and jumped on the trial the other day. I still have 8hrs left and can't for the life of me find a way to buy the full version of the game? It only allows me to re-download the trial version even when I delete the app and all data..

    The trial version is the full game. It's not a demo. It's 10 hours of the full game that will lock you out once the hours are up. There's not a separate full game download. If you've bought the full game then you get access again on release day... or a bit before release day if you're on Xbox and make a quick one day move to AUS or NZ lol
    I thought there was a link in game that lets you purchase the full game license. Maybe that was in previous years.
    JHG90
    I'm new to EA Play and jumped on the trial the other day. I still have 8hrs left and can't for the life of me find a way to buy the full version of the game? It only allows me to re-download the trial version even when I delete the app and all data..

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    I still have time left on my PS5 trial.
    when I try to play, it says I need to purchase the full game.
    Anyone else with this issue?
    All my other ea play games are working fine..
    For people c/o lack of fouls, not sure or saying this what you’re doing but a lot of it comes down to play style. If you’re constantly rushing down the wings you won’t draw many fouls.
    1v1 dribbling typically ends in a foul if I bear my man, or when you’re defending the ball after a bit the cpu will foul.
    But a quick change of direction, getting a step on the defender the cpu will either make an awful slide tackle or bad attempt at a steal.
    Not always the case but hope it helps some of y’all.
    ReturnoftheTmac
    Oh yeah. The madden penalties or lack thereof is killing me too. I’m assuming they did it for online play which is fine, whatever. Just give us working sliders and it’s a non issue.

    It's super frustrating and one of the few glaring misses with 22's gameplay, but I think it's more complicated than online v offline, like so many other issues. Pretty sure it's got nothing to do with online play - there's plenty of fouling going on in multiplayer FIFA (refs making the right call is still def an issue though).
    The issue is them being able to appropriately program the right mix of CPU error and aggressiveness. Simon Humber, one of the previous FIFA devs, used to say that if you think programming correct footballing AI, just imagine how hard it is to program one that is both competent but also makes mistakes. And then remember that of all the major sports, refs in football have the most interpretation to do and the most discretion. Also super hard to program.
    I totally agree - the lack of fouls by the CPU is a glaring miss. But pretty sure it's also quite a bit more difficult and complex to solve than people think. Hopefully it's something they prioritize but you could imagine why EA hasn't focused on CPU fouls when it's only single player gameplay that's impacted and it's no easy or cheap fix.
    face2face
    I still have time left on my PS5 trial.
    when I try to play, it says I need to purchase the full game.
    Anyone else with this issue?
    All my other ea play games are working fine..

    I'm having the same issue. But I can't find the trial version on the PS Store.
    baro08
    I'm having the same issue. But I can't find the trial version on the PS Store.

    I contacted EA: they said I need to contact Sony.
    Which I did, but they seem to ignore me..no reply to my request for help.
    I uninstalled the game, and now I'm in the same boat as you: Only have the option the buy the full game.. it's odd..
    face2face
    I contacted EA: they said I need to contact Sony.
    Which I did, but they seem to ignore me..no reply to my request for help.
    I uninstalled the game, and now I'm in the same boat as you: Only have the option the buy the full game.. it's odd..

    Let's hope they fix it. Supposedly they were looking into it. Last year something similar happened with Madden 21 and I couldn't play it until they released the vault version
    Want to play this, but I have an Xbox series s don't want to waste that 10 hours because people said it's incredibly blurry and laggy. Is this a hundred percent true?
    I am going to wait for a patch. It seems like it should be easily fixed.
    If anyone can confirm that the Xbox series s is blurry and laggy, please let me know thanks, I appreciate it.

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