Forums

Topic: FIFA 18 Switch

Posts 541 to 560 of 651

gcunit

@Lroy Epic update, nice, looks like you have a tight run-in on your hands and plenty of leg-sapping games to keep your injury list topped up

Seems like Fiorentina weren't entered into the national cup this season, presumably because we're playing in Europe, because I'm pretty sure I've been left out of the cup, so no chance to defend our crown but it does mean I get the occasional chance for players to recover.

I'm still only in my second season, and haven't played much in the last week. I wonder if my addiction harms my performance, because coming back to it for a single game yesterday worked wonders, tonking Roma 4-1 in a very one-sided game. Then played a single game this morning, which turned into an epic away against the formidable league leaders, Juventus. They scored early but we drew level after 25 minutes and then on 70 minutes we took the lead when an inspired break down the left and an early cross saw the Juve centre back nutmeg Buffon for an own goal. Minutes later and they'd equalised, only for the man who made our second goal to go into Titan mode and get a delightful third for us. But we couldn't hold on. Juve are just so clinical in and around the box and score goals you wouldn't expect others to score.

So it ended 3-3 and we're disappointed, but for us to take the game to them like that at their own ground tells me we can mount a title challenge next season. Some quality defenders should probably be my priority, as I always neglect this area.

As it is, we're currently sitting 4th with 6 games to play, 5 points clear of 5th, 3 behind 3rd. We've improved as the season's gone on, for the most part, thanks probably to my desperation for a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window causing me to buy the only one my scouts had found that looked worth getting. He has saved a lot of shots that my previous goalie would have let in, so I feel the money and extortionate wages I agreed to have been worth it.

Jamie Vardy has slowly risen up through the goal-scoring table to joint 4th. But too many games have been drawn, and I don't feel I've gotten enough out of Zaha. My fault more than his probably, as I tend not to favour the right side of the pitch when I attack, so I will soon begin experimenting with him in a more central position. Having seen the FA Cup Final on Saturday I've decided starting games cautiously is daft, and my default formation is 3-3-4, attacking.

Don't feel like experimenting too much now though as I've really got to try and finish 3rd to qualify for the Champions League...

Edited on by gcunit

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

gcunit

@Lroy Well, as you asked...

I snuck in a few games today and we are now reaching the climax of the season. We've shown very good form recently and despite losing 1-0 at home in the first leg of the Europa League quarter finals to Sporting Lisbon, we won the tie 3-3 on away goals in a titanic second leg at their ground. Up against Zenit St. Petersburg in the semis, the first leg of which is my next game.

Unfortunately though, that win at Lisbon took it's toll, with Jamie Vardy suffering a knee injury - out for 4 weeks which effectively ends his season and his late run for the league top scorer (he was joint 3rd before the injury).

And the games are coming so frequently that every game needs some squad juggling and fingers crossing to escape further injuries. The squad have hung in there really well for me, repeatedly finding late winners in tight games, goals from several different players just about plugging Vardy's gap.

We're on a bit of a winning streak in the league, but annoyingly, so are Inter, the team we were chasing for 3rd. Every time we win, so do they, so we've been stuck in 4th for weeks, 1 point behind them. And we don't play each other again this season. Only 2 league games to go. But luckily I'd misinterpreted the colour scheme on the league table, and it turns out finishing 4th, which is now guaranteed minimum for us, qualifies us for the Champions League, so my job is safe for another year and hopefully I might get a bumper transfer budget in the summer ...

I've dropped the half length from 6 minutes to 5, and haven't really missed those extra 2 minutes, so I'll go with 5 for a while to speed things up a bit. Though part of me was tempted to try 15 or 20 minute halves, and I will next season, just to see if the extended stamina let's me get out of sight in 1st half then rest in the 2nd.

@Lroy I keep checking your play time to see if Football Manager has pushed FIFA aside for you, so pleased to see you're still at it. But Norwich is closer to Germany than Northampton is, so I don't know what you're complaining about

Edited on by gcunit

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

gcunit

@Lroy I decided I had nothing to lose and set the match time for the first leg (home) of my Europa League semi final to 2 x 15 minutes.

And the crowd are certainly getting their money's worth - about 25 game minutes left and it's 4-3 to Fiorentina. Leandrinho has suddenly resurrected his form and has scored a hat-trick.

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

gcunit

I ended up drawing that game 4-4 annoyingly, having felt on top when I'd paused it at 4-3.

The second leg did not disappoint. We went 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes, but a Zaha penalty got us back in the tie, before we equalised with some incisive passing and finishing. We then spotted the keeper about to pass the ball short and nabbed the ball off the defender with the keeper out of position, finishing coolly into the empty net - 3-2 ahead on the night and finally ahead on aggregate, 30 minutes to play.

Our lead lasted 6 minutes before they scored and the tie swung back to Zenit on away goals.

Into the closing stages my boys looked tired, constantly losing possession with sloppy control. But with 4 minutes to go, my very first signing Jessie Lingard goes round the outside of the centre back and lashes home the winner. So we're into the final, against Napoli, who we beat a few weeks ago in the league, so we can already smell the silverware...

Edited on by gcunit

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

Lroy

FIFA 18 is now reduced to £18 on the UK eShop and presumably elsewhere too. That is an incredible price. What a game. Still glued to Manager Mode. Will post a progress update in the near future. Been offered a HUGE job based off my achievements over the last 5 seasons with Northampton Town.

Edited on by Lroy

🇬🇧 Nintendo Switch FC: 3127 6508 1219 |
🇬🇧 3DS FC: 0361 9527 6404 |
Nintendo Switch Arcade Enthusiast 🕹 | 🚀
Retro Gamer | Digital Pinball Fan
Adult Switch Gamers Discord

JayJ

How is the physical version when it comes to space saving? I ask because it sure seems to cost a whole lot more.

JayJ

gcunit

Turned my Switch on last night with the intention of playing something different for once, probably Mario Kart.

FIFA was still 'playing' so I just had to go in and save wherever it was...

3.5 hours later "How tf is it half past one?"

Turns out playing 15 minutes halves really sucks you in

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

Snadertjuh

@gcunit It is! But it is also a game for me that I easily could ingore for months without missing it. I don't have that with BotW, SMO or MK8D.
Edit: and Stardew Valley (man what an addictive game).

Edited on by Snadertjuh

From Holland, SW-8284-9406-5119

Lroy

@JayJ All the game is on the cart I believe? I don't recall downloading anything outside of optional squad updates in game? I got it for £22 approx. £18 digital is the cheapest I have ever seen the game drop down to, to date. Obviously, the price of annual sports games decrease the closer we get to the next instalment but this actually works in favour of folks with a more casual interest in the series. If you don't envisage buying FIFA 19 (if it comes to Switch) on day 1, then £18 is an absolute steal for this game.

🇬🇧 Nintendo Switch FC: 3127 6508 1219 |
🇬🇧 3DS FC: 0361 9527 6404 |
Nintendo Switch Arcade Enthusiast 🕹 | 🚀
Retro Gamer | Digital Pinball Fan
Adult Switch Gamers Discord

JammyTWOsugars

Lroy wrote:

FIFA 18 is now reduced to £18 on the UK eShop and presumably elsewhere too. That is an incredible price. What a game. Still glued to Manager Mode. Will post a progress update in the near future. Been offered a HUGE job based off my achievements over the last 5 seasons with Northampton Town.

Been playing this game all season on my Xbox One S. Just wondering with this price drop whether the portability aspect would be justification alone to repurchase. Hmm.

Can anyone shed some light on how this holds up to the xbox comparatibly? I know career mode ommits such features like the interactive frostbite powered transfer negotiation and the matchday graphics package.

Although from reading through this thread you guys are having a ton of fun.

Consoles: Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3ds

JayJ

@Lroy Thanks! I'm an American so our pricing seems to be worse for this game than it is for you guys, but thanks for the info. Good to know they managed to get the whole thing on the game card.

JayJ

Lroy

@JayJ Isn't the game on the same 66% discount on the North American store? Or similarly low priced physical on Amazon USA? Imagine it will go on sale in your region too from time to time.

🇬🇧 Nintendo Switch FC: 3127 6508 1219 |
🇬🇧 3DS FC: 0361 9527 6404 |
Nintendo Switch Arcade Enthusiast 🕹 | 🚀
Retro Gamer | Digital Pinball Fan
Adult Switch Gamers Discord

Agent721

@JammyTWOsugars

I too play on an Xbox one S and I’m wondering the same thing. Besides what you mentioned, I believe the gameplay is based on last years FIFA, which was slightly different. However, I’ve never played the Switch version.

Has anyone played both? Or the PS4 version & Switch?

Edited on by Agent721

Nintendo Switch Arcade Enthusiast 🕹
NL Arcade Community High-Score Pilot 🚀

Switch Friend Code: SW-7629-1891-6394 | My Nintendo: Frenchie | Nintendo Network ID: Agent721

OorWullie

Karius WOW nightmare
Mane get in there
Bale WOW
Someone Karius out of here

What a final that was. Up until Salah got injured Liverpool were looking good. Karius has made 2 of the biggest blunders you'll ever see, especially the first. Gareth Bale though, unbelievable. They'll be showing that goal in 30 years. One of the all time greats. That's 2 of their recent 4 titles he's won them. The 2014 final against Atletico,he scored the goal that put them in front in extra time and totally changed the game. Ronaldo tried to look like the match winner by ripping his shirt off after scoring late penalty but Bale was the difference,as he was again today.

Interesting fact ,there were 5 ex Southampton players on the pitch with 2 of them scoring 3 of the 4 goals.

Van Dijk
Lovren
Lallana
Mane
Bale

Edited on by OorWullie

🇬🇧 Mr Mustard 🇹🇭
SW-6101-8403-1640

🕹️ The Nintendolife Arcade Leaderboards 🕹️

Lroy

@JayJ I would anticipate the game will go on sale at some point (probably already has in the past), often for a set limited time. Guess it is just a case of keeping your eyes and ears open.

🇬🇧 Nintendo Switch FC: 3127 6508 1219 |
🇬🇧 3DS FC: 0361 9527 6404 |
Nintendo Switch Arcade Enthusiast 🕹 | 🚀
Retro Gamer | Digital Pinball Fan
Adult Switch Gamers Discord

gcunit

@OorWullie Yeh, very interesting final, mostly a tame, tight game, but punctuated by so many dramatic moments.

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

JayJ

@Lroy Yeah I will definitely be looking out for that. I imagine the price should drop by quite a lot by the time FIFA 19 is coming around, or if it doesn't I guess I can just get the new game instead.

JayJ

Top

Please login or sign up to reply to this topic