In a shadowy sign of FIFA 23 Coins the football licensing wars ahead, FIFA has lost the J1 League license this year and that meant there was no King Kazu. It also led to an abrupt change to an exciting Bronze as well as Silver Australian A League team which includes the legendary striking force that is Hibs forward Martin Boyle and the aptly named David Ball. Much like last year my underdog team triggered some angry quits from teams sporting million-coin costumes that exposed Ultimate Team as a gilded farce.
I was still feeling the humiliation of a two-digit battering when I was discovered by the pros However, I was not astonished. When I saw more players rolling into the match, I noticed that playing three players at the back is a swift method to overcome a deficit of 3-0 when the wingers of your opponent have some kind of speed (as they typically do). The overall effect is par for the course in terms of online multiplayer is concerned with fidgety twitching and emotions on high throughout the board. It's the FIFA that we all know in its most frustrating form.
It doesn't matter the fact that Ultimate Team's bread and cake of purchasing and selling ridiculous little players is impossible to recommend. Although I do have some fun with it every year, I don't pay for it. It's the cruel nature of the game in which it's easy to get into debt by going all Gollum by purchasing one last player pack.
Beyond consolidating transfer markets, there have been no meaningful changes to the morally questionable way that EA handles microtransactions, but I noticed that the ratings are now rising during the grand unveiling ceremony, which somehow makes it feel even more like a one-armed bandit...
Despite continuous pressure from regulators, pay-to-win microtransactions are not a problem in FIFA 23. Loot boxes can be found in the form buying FUT 23 Coins of player-filled cards inside FIFA's well-known Ultimate Team mode.