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Are FIFA's video game player ratings fair?

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FIFA games are hugely popular and it's one of the most played sports franchise of all time.

They cover pretty much all leagues in the world and most of the players. However some attributes in the game are considered more important and recognisable than others.

An example of this is Spain and Barcelona’s Iniesta and France and Bayern Munich’s Frank Ribery.

According to the FIFA Ballon D’or Iniesta is rated as the third best player in the world, ahead of Ribery. Although if you ask FIFA players who they think is better in the game they will probably say Ribery. This is because his attributes are more obvious in the game. He has higher attributes that Iniesta in areas such as sprint speed, acceleration, skill moves.

These are probably the most crucial areas in the game. On the other hand, Iniesta has ball control, passing, vision, etc. These attributes are less obviously beneficial. 

Another example is Sergio Busquets. In the game he has slow reactions, a bad touch, rubbish acceleration, and bad sprint speed. This can lead people to think he is not very good in real life, even when he is a crucial and a regular starter for Barcelona’s starting eleven.

FIFA is a great game and has won many awards. But it can sometimes lead people to make judgements on players based on how they perform virtually, and not in real life. Maybe FIFA 14 will show other attributes more clearly.

Do you play FIFA? Are you looking forward to FIFA 14? Do you think FIFA changes your views on some players?

Just to avoid negative comments I’d like to add that I love FIFA and can not wait for 14. Please leave comments below...

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