FIFA is always an interesting game to review. With every iteration, there’s minor changes that always have a major impact on how the game plays. Both on and off the pitch, EA has made a genuine attempt to change things up this year. Major changes such as timed finishing, and changes to the way that 50/50 battles play out as well a host of new kick off modes and UI improvements that make FIFA 19 feel like the next generation of FIFA.
When EA introduced timed finishing earlier this year, I was worried. Shooting has largely stayed the same over the last ten years and it’s the one thing I’ve been happy with them not messing around with. The good news is that standard shooting is very much the same, but timed finishing changes the game completely. If you’re feeling like taking a risk, you can now tap the shot button which will bring up an indicator (ranging from red to yellow to green). Pressing it again when it’s in the green zone will unleash a powerful shot unlike anything previously possible in FIFA.