The demo to the FIFA 17 franchise was released yesterday on PlayStation and Xbox platforms and so far so good.
The demo has 12 twelve teams you can play with to test your skills before the actual game is released on September 29th. Apart from the normal quick match option the demo allows you to play on Alex Hunter’s debut against Chelsea in the all new story mode option which has never been done before by FIFA.
With gaming engine Frostbite behind the idea of the story mode option this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what FIFA 17 has to offer to it’s fans. Frostbite was also the gaming engine for the Call of Duty franchise. Welcome to the world of Alex Hunter! A young amazing prospect who starts his career at the greatest club in England, Manchester United.
Alex Hunter’s first game comes against Chelsea, though he starts from the bench. The game has options of what to say when interacting with the various players and coaches and the first interaction is with his best friend Walker who gets to start the game instead of Hunter. You get the choice of three different responses to give Walker before the game though some animosity looks like its building with Walker showing some negative attitude to his friend before walking unto the pitch.
With Hunter looking on from the bench, United take the lead through a Walker strike but it’s not long before Chelsea get their chance and Costa pulls them level. Something new to FIFA 17 is the managers. You can see the manager make decision and react to the play on the field and as for the Chelsea game it’s clear Mourinho is limited by his attacking options and decides to give young Hunter his chance to prove himself. When playing the story mode you have an option at the start to either play as Hunter in FIFA Pro style or play as the whole team.
It’s totally up to you. Just before Hunter gets on you are shown the what the manager expects and you are supposed to hit the target points set for the game, in easier words impress your manager! The game-play is slick and realistic, team play is smooth with more passing & shooting techniques than the previous FIFA. Everything about the game screams next level football gaming and in my opinion FIFA has again out done it’s main competitor PES 2017.