Sorry for not posting in a long time but I have been busy.
I thought I would take Dougie up on his offer and right about the online experience for Fifa.
Generally it is a very good experience. For the most part the games are lag free but there will be times when you encounter lag. Those times thankfully are few and far between.
The main online mode is called Seasons which starts you in Division 10 with the goal being to secure enough points for promotion to the next division. The teams in Fifa have star ratings and the season mode will match you based on the star rating of the team you choose and the division you are currently in. If you want to avoid playing Barcelona and Real Madrid constantly just pick a team with a lower star rating. In addition, you can filter on Club teams or National teams so if you are playing with a National Team and don’t want to play a club you can match on your team choice. The same applies if you are using a club team and want to avoid playing National teams.
The system works well and is enjoyable at the lower divisions. Unfortunately it starts to break down a bit in the higher divisions because of people exploiting the game. Sadly that is the nature of online gaming today with players going all out for a win. Having said that if a user quits out of the game or disconnects the other player will be awarded the win so there is punishment for quitting or disconnecting a match.
You can also filter on the control system you are using so for example if you are using all manual controls you can match up with someone using the same controls as you. The system works well and allows you match up with players using similar settings. Although I have heard it is hard to find games using full manual controls.
For the most part the online portion of Fifa is enjoyable and has always been a strong point. With more people wanting to play online it is something Konami really need to get right on the next gen consoles to stand any chance. I hope Konami look at what EA have done with their online gaming and try to produce an enjoyable online experience with PES 2015. Time will tell but hopefully they improve the experience.
Thanks for reading.
Until Next Time