I play FIFA more than almost any other game. Day after day, year after year I’ll go back to it. Whether it’s playing Ultimate Team, playing against friends or family online or just playing online seasons, it’s guaranteed that I’ll play at least a few games a week.
I’ve always yearned for a good handheld FIFA game. There’s always been decent ones that are fun to play, but due to the lack of all regular controls (four shoulder buttons being the main one) on most portable devices, it’s always felt like a watered down version of FIFA that doesn’t match the usual console experience.
Well, the drought is finally over. FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch is definitely the best portable FIFA experience yet, and the closest we might ever get to the full FIFA experience on the go. Now, it’s missing some features which we’ll get into later, but the most important thing is that I feel like I can go from playing the PS4 version to the Nintendo Switch version and feel like I’m not losing any of the fundamentals that make FIFA great. I feel like I can play online and take it seriously, rather than just play to kill time and that’s a huge deal. In-fact, I haven’t even thought about going back to FIFA 18 on PS4 since I got the Nintendo Switch copy.