I have had a busy few weeks, although we are locked down and working from home has its perks, days are still very busy recently, I am heading up several high profile projects at work, commissioning and building new business intelligence servers and ETL to transfer and populate data cross-server, as well as all the normal day to day stuff, and by the time I’ve squeezed in my walks in the freezing cold, returned home, defrosted, showered, cooked and ate dinner, and get some free time late at night, I’ve not really been in the right frame of mind to sit and dedicate time to a career mode footy game, preferring to relax with some true crime docs on TV instead.
The times I have gamed, I’ve wanted a lighter approach so been playing some Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS5 remastered edition) and some Cyberpunk 2077. so you’ll have to excuse the minimal career mode talk, and the relatively mix bag of content this week.
I’m still very invested in my career mode with Luton Town, and will pick it up again proper very soon, have a couple of days booked off work and with nowhere else to go and nothing to do, gaming is on the cards.
As shown above, we hover around mid table in the Prem, we hold our own on most occasions, and usually get dicked by the ‘big 6’, a recent 5-2 drubbing by Liverpool at Anfield shows the gulf in class, board target is avoid relegation so this season should be a ‘success of sorts’ barring some disasterous run of defeats.
A couple of goals below, Awoniyi (CF) signed from Liverpool, is proving to be a class buy, pace and power and a good finisher, most of our goals coming through him.
On the casual side of FIFA 21, I have been dancing with the devil, taking my ass online with the kids, and playing some Ultimate Team.
I created my squad ‘PORKY FC’ a nickname my mum gave me when i was younger, because I didn’t eat, how I’ve more than made up for that slow start …..
Complete with pink pig face kit, pink stadium hoarding and banners, and assembled a decent-ish squad.
Brent Stanley is the random name given to your team by the game, you have to unlock a name change. I purposely chose to assemble a team of all Brazilians, apparently team chemistry is paramount in FUT, I have since broken the 100% chemistry links by changing formations and incorporating some other nationalities into the squad, I’m always tinkering, trying not to get my ass handed to me by ‘f1FaSk1llZ_x_’ or whatever other snotty ASBO ridden teenager is online.
FUT is admittedly a superb mode, if you’re into the online thing, so many options, sub modes, objectives, ways to ‘level up’ etc, and I do enjoy playing, so far arouind 3 out of every 5 matches have been decent, the other 2 the usual nobhead tactics, pausing the game, for no reason, keepy uppies with the GK, time wasting, fouls rage quits etc.
It’s nice to have FUT on the sideline though for when I dont fancy getting deep into a career mode.
I’ve mostly been playing FUT division rivals, whereby you play online matches in an attempt to move up the divisions, and amass enough points to compete in the FUT Champions tournament. Yeah Right.
A few goals from FUT online matches, against real people and everything, notice my lovely Pig theme.
Whilst sat eating my lunch and watching YouTube videos the other day i watched a video titled ‘FIFA YouTuber reacts to Modded PES’. A well known FIFER YouTuber, played a modded PC version of PES 2021 and gave his opinions, he was blown away by it, and I must admit it did look impressive, so i grabbed a few of the Mods he was using, and have been dipping back into PES 21, just playing one-off odd matches from different leagues.
I have to admit, PES 21, modded to the eyeballs on PC, looks and feels so much better than FIFA, much more realistic, if someone could make a mod to port over FIFA’s career mode and merge with PES PC gameplay, it would be the footy video game super race.
It’s just such a shame that Konami’s presentation and ML mode, are so poor, as the gameplay, animations etc really are spot on now.
Have a look at this, Liverpool vs Leicester, this weekends upcoming fixture, but played at Anfield, the lush turf, the way the players move, the crowd chants, it looks sublime, and plays bloody good too.