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Mahrez and Ibrahimovic star in FIFA 17 fail compilation

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FIFA 17 has been out for the best part of a week now, with gamers across the globe getting a taste for EA Sports' latest instalment.

Of the many new features and improvements made, 'The Journey' is arguably the most exciting, whereby users can play as Alex Hunter and work their way up the football ladder.

However, much like every other edition of the game, there are a few problems.


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Whether it be players getting tangled up with each other or goalkeepers standing completely still as the ball rolls past them, glitches are part and parcel of FIFA.

And the 2016/17 version is no different, with YouTube channel GameSprout releasing an entertaining compilation video of fails from the game.

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EA programmers will have spent hours developing The Journey, yet even that game mode is susceptible to ridiculous glitches (see at 2:15).

The general consensus amongst gamers about FIFA 17 has been positive, though.

Player and stadium graphics are at an all-time high; gameplay is more realistic; while free-kicks and penalties are no longer so easy to score.

EA needed to deliver given the recent resurgence of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer and, for now, they appear to have retained their crown.


FIFA has certainly dominated where sales are concerned, having sold 1.1 million units in its first week compared to PES' meagre 50,000 during the same period.

Popularity continues to sway in favour of EA, then, but according to IGN, FIFA 17 still leaves a lot to be desired and can learn from its rival.

Their review says: "For all that FIFA promises something for every football fan, from the casual observer to the full-kit fanatic, I still find myself wishing that EA Sports would spend a little more time focusing on the basics.


"You could probably create the perfect football game by letting Konami handle everything on the pitch, with EA Sports responsible for everything off it.

"But FIFA plays well enough that the gains elsewhere - in terms of licensing, authenticity, and big-match atmosphere - more than compensate for those shortcomings.

"For my money, PES is still ahead where it counts most, but The Journey gives FIFA something unique and rewarding. If you can afford it, this year it might just be worth getting both."

IGN awarded FIFA 17 an 8.4 out of 10, whereas PES 2017 scored 9.5.

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