So I have a little conspiracy of my own which I find extremely infuriating. I'm a long time player of the Fifa video game franchise dating way back to
Fifa 98. And recently over the last 3 years me, my flat mate and 5 or 6 of my friends who all play it regularly have noticed something odd about the
game. We feel that the game is scripted to handicap the stronger player and give momentum to the weaker one.
We think this because of certain things we experience during a game. There are obvious and noticeable changes to the game play which just cant be
We think fifa scripting kicks in and can tell how the game will pan out when we start to see the following things:
1. your star strikers will not make any kind of run for a through ball.
2. your star strikers cannot hit a barn door from a yard away, the post and bar are as near as your get to a goal.
3. when your striker finally gets put through he is over taken by inferior and slower defenders coming in from all directions
4. Throw-ins and goalkeeper throw-outs suddenly become impossible because your players will not move into space and you find yourself almost fenced
5. Your big powerful defender makes a perfect tackle but the ball bounces straight back to their striker, so you try again and again and like a magnet
the ball just sticks to the forward.
6. Your 85 Gold Team with 100% chemistry and full fitness is beaten 3-0 by a bronze team with no manager, 40% chemistry and low fitness without you
getting a shot on target.
7. your opponent's bronze defender scores from 35 yards when he hasn't had another shot all game.
8. Your opponent cannot score from open play so you strangely concede from a corner.
9. Your top goalkeeper starts pushing weak shots out for corners that he would normally just catch, see no.8.
10. Your star keeper suddenly loves to parry the ball straight into the path of a grateful striker.
11. You concede from a cross although you have 4 top defenders in the box but his loan bronze superstar towers above the lot and buries it.
12. You cant change focus to the player you wish to control, only to have him stop still or run in the wrong direction.
This not only happens if you take too much of a lead but can also happen at the beginning of a game if your team is significantly better than
Now I can probably guess some of the replies I will get:
"No, you're just sh!t at the game"
"Dont blame fifa for your lack of skill"
But let me be clear, me and my friends have all said we thought something was wrong lately and while Fifa often sides with our opponent it does also
side with us at times.
I may go down 3-0 in the first half and in the second half everything just goes in my favor and my team starts dominating. Nothing has changed with my
tactics but something changes. The problem is it doesn't feel like a deserved victory if you win and you feel you were helped out.
Just a few weeks ago I was playing a guy who had an incredible team (Messi, Ronaldo, Frabregas etc etc) far better than my team. He had 19 shots, 14
on target and had 62% possession. I had 4 shots, 2 on target and 38% posession and I won 1-0
He messaged me, telling me to Google "Fifa Momentum" so I did. And I found an entire community of people online all saying the exact same thing as me
and my friends. I dont believe everyone is having this problem because they are all no good at the game.
If any of you do a quick Google search for "Fifa scripting" or "Fifa momentum" you will be flooded with video evidence.
EA the company who produce the Fifa games state out right that there is no scripting involved. I went online to talk to an EA representative over live
chat and asked him about this. He instructed me to post my query on the forum which I did. Only to have to promptly removed as discussions on the
topic of scripting are disallowed.
What I have realised as well is that this issue has only been in existance since the introduction of in-game purchases. You spend real money on Gold
packs of players to try and improve your team.
And my opinion is that they handicap players so that they lose a few games and spend money on trying to improve their team further.
I found it too in my face and obvious and can no longer play the game
edit on 15-1-2014 by Silicis n Volvo because: (no reason given)