FIFA 20 is starting to reach its final stage and Career Mode players are unsatisfied by the lack of attention it gets by developers, EA.
FIFA 20 Career Mode seems to be the side project in each version of FIFA since Ultimate Team was released. Almost like a middle child, VOLTA and FUT have been the focus points for FIFA 20. VOLTA was meant to bring back the glory of FIFA Street. FUT as per usual is EA Sports golden child, their precious.
With a new game mode that was based on a highly popular game and an obvious favorite, Career Mode is once again the ignored child in FIFA 20.
FIFA 20 Career Mode: Review and Opinion
FIFA 20 Career Mode like every year is teased to be different and better than its previous year. Players were excited in FIFA 19 with the inclusion of the official UEFA Champions League license.
In FIFA 20, new features include more manager customization, player and team morale and dynamic potential. These new features sounded great when it was teased. When it was released, players were left disappointed more at the morale and dynamic potential features.
- Morale is easily changed based on performance and press conference or player communication. The issue comes with simulating matches or unfairly judged morale. Players decrease in moral very quickly when simulating game no matter how the matches go. In addition, a youth player being unhappy for not being in the starting team is not realistic.
- Dynamic potential was meant to be the best and biggest change to Career Mode. It is aimed to reduce the fast decline of well-performing older players and increase the potential for high performing youngsters.
- It was hard for players to see these changes in-game. Although player ratings will raise over years, they usually don't notice dynamic potential until a few years later. In some cases, players were also increasing in rating with bad form or weren't increasing with good form. Based on form and morale, dynamic potential had good intentions but was let down with its implementation.
Other issues were occurring in Career Mode. This includes strong teams sending out youth players due to morale and fatigue being severely drained. These issues have been fixed but are still an issue for some.
FIFA 21 Career Mode: What Players Would Like to See
Players aren't expecting FIFA 21 to have an updated Career Mode.
In FIFA 21, players would like to see an improvement in dynamic potential. Making it more obvious or visible to players will help solve this issue. In addition, more transfer options will make the game more realistic. Buy-out clauses on loans or more realistic transfers would please fans. Lastly, reintroducing the player-manager mode will bring back nostalgia and fans to Career mode.