EA are breaking bad with the reveal that FIFA 14‘s Ultimate Team mode will feature player chemistry.
This doesn’t mean you can force your team to make crystal meth so that you have more money for transfers, sadly. As per usual I’m not even going to pretend to understand this, but you can apparently set Chemistry Styles that influence a team’s performance, with different styles available at every position and each one having a particular effect on how a player performs by enhancing different attributes.
I honestly assumed that “player chemistry” would mean certain players would play better with certain other players, and would likely favour them for passes and so on, but I guess not! That or I just don’t understand how this works, again.
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Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.