I had four goes at the DKT last night and never got past the semi.
I'm not particularly good just yet on 18 and if I was better I'd have probably won it.
However, I've never got as angry at the game in all of 17 as I did last night particularly.
There seems to be a ton of random actions added in this year that put far more of the game 'out of your hands'.
Some of the things that happen are from last year but happen more often.
But, there are a few things that happen that are new to me and infuriating.
I'm basically struggling to come to terms with how I can press a button and the game doesn't execute the command. That is the definition of a broken game isn't it?
There were things last year e.g. you play a through ball to your right winger who's running in space but the game plays the ball to your ST or LW who's marked up. That was annoying as hell and it's back this year. However, I've had it happen in 18 where I press X (Xbox button for lob) and it does a ground ball.
There have been several times where I've pressed a command but the game hasn't attempted to perform it correctly, it's exectuted something else. It isn't a mistake by myself. It clearly does a different action.
If you press something and the game executes it but messes it up, that's fair enough, but to not actually execute what you ask it to is insane.
Anyway, as well as the game not executing actions it's also doing lots of irritating things.
The 'AI' seems to be doing things with players you're controlling that it only did with players under 'AI' control last year and again I feel this is a broken game.
Example: FIFA 17 - Your opponent plays a ball over the top to their winger. You feel you're getting there with your full back and you press to pass it away but instead your player sticks a leg out to control it first. This often led to their player taking the ball and running clear through.
FIFA 18 - Same situation only you never pressed a button.
FIFA 17 - Opponent makes a pass. Your player under AI control does a slide to intercept the pass.
FIFA 18 - Opponent makes a pass. The player YOU'RE controlling does a slide to TRY to intercept the pass even though you pressed nothing.
E.g. I was in a game last night and I'm in control of Nainggolan about 20-25 yards out and I'm chasing down between a couple of his players, concentrating my balls off to keep my shape in a very tight game. He plays a pass to a player on the corner of the 18 yards box and then he plays a pass to the center of the 'D'. I'm running towards the receiver with Nainggolan but suddenly Nainga makes a slide attempt to intercept! I pressed nothing! He misses of course and his player now has the time to pick a shot and that's game.
Another time they play a little chip ball from 25 yards to the edge of the 6 yard box to their winger. I see it coming and I've covered the run with Koulibally whom I'm in control of. I predicted the ball would land and then I'd take it off him but instead Koulibally stuck a leg out and controlled it for him and was now off balance and unable to react as he took him on. I was in control of Kouly and hadn't pressed anything.
I'm just finding lots of random stuff that are out of my hands happening more in 18 than it ever did in 17.
If the game decides to give me or my opponent 'momentum' and we're faster and stronger for example, that is one thing. But to make random things happen that are impossible to predict or for your players to simply not execute what you're pressing is insanity.
I probably had lots more examples and other points but it's morning and I'm tired.