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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - I've got all 4 FIFA games for Switch, am I a bad person? EDIT: now 5

 

Am I?

Absolutely 43 78.18%
 
Nay 9 16.36%
 
FIFA is god-tier 3 5.45%
 
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Are you a bad person? Not on the basis of this. I’d just say you have been royally conned.

I refer you to the Nintendo Life review that points out how the recent releases are all the same bar roster updates, with FIFA 18 essentially being a port of the 7th Gen version of FIFA 17. So you’ve basically bought the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 17 four times.

Last edited by SecondWar - on 13 October 2021

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Playing a game and enjoying it doesn't make you a bad person. Also you are not alone, judging by the Fifa 22 switch sales. For a legacy version its still selling OK.





SecondWar said:

with FIFA 18 essentially being a port of the 7th Gen version of FIFA 17. So you’ve basically bought the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 17 four times.

Nope.



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SKMBlake said:
SecondWar said:

with FIFA 18 essentially being a port of the 7th Gen version of FIFA 17. So you’ve basically bought the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 17 four times.

Nope.

I’m quoting the Nintendo Life review. I’ve played neither the Xbox 360 version of Fifa 17 or the Switch version of Fifa 22 (although I did briefly play Fifa 19 on Switch) so I can say it from experience but it certainly sounds like an EA thing to do.



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Ok, so with all that being said, am I wrong by owning these four games? Should I burn them? Let me know and I'll consider it. 

I just noticed as well that you got the Champions Edition of Fifa 19. 😒

Also curious, are you intending to continue this practice and buy FIFA 22 on Switch?



Metallox said:

Yeah, I've got them all. 

I play these games exclusively for Career mode, and I'm aware that there is an offering that is actually good in that regard, Football Manager, but FIFA has official logos and kits, so I don't have a problem sticking with it. Theorically speaking, you could update each year's rosters yourself, eliminating the need of buying more than one of these games, but age is an important factor that boosts or handicaps players in Career mode, not to mention that I don't like missing on kits' updates.

Something funny about FIFA games on Switch is that they're all the same, which is not exactly unknown but a lot of people love to boast that FIFA 20 and 21 are exactly the same as FIFA 19, but in reality all three games are identical as 18, the only thing that differentiates them is the inclusion of the UEFA competitions in the three most recent editions. That's the thing that made EA claim that 19 was a worthy evolution of 18. 

Despite all that, I don't think EA is exactly in the wrong by re-releasing the same game 3 times, I think the problem would fade away if they charged lower prices for each release, like Konami did this year with PES 2021, if I'm not mistaken. 20 dollars seems fair to me, I don't know about you, 25 at most. The games are always on sale in Amazon anyway, but I think it would be much better if EA officially ackowledged that it's of really bad taste charging near full price for an almost literal copy-paste game. I never paid full price for any of these things, FIFA 21 costed me 400 pesos, which is 20 dollars more or less. I think something even more ideal is just releasing anual updates to a single game, I think that's what they should even being doing on the main platforms. But, of course, that's not what people want.

Ok, so with all that being said, am I wrong by owning these four games? Should I burn them? Let me know and I'll consider it. 

You have your right to buy and enjoy any game, it's your own taste. Anyone criticize your taste are just silly.



Metallox said:

VGChartz's image uploader also hates that I have all FIFA games for Switch.

Understandable.



SecondWar said:
SKMBlake said:

Nope.

I’m quoting the Nintendo Life review. I’ve played neither the Xbox 360 version of Fifa 17 or the Switch version of Fifa 22 (although I did briefly play Fifa 19 on Switch) so I can say it from experience but it certainly sounds like an EA thing to do.

Yeah but they are wrong, the Switch version uses the old PS4 engine (Ignite Engine) while the X360 version was never upgraded to the Ignite engine

Fifa on Switch is basically Fifa 16 on PS4/Xbox One



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YES. But we forgive you because of this.