In this brand new series of The Boot Room Darren Cross from Match Magazine and Matt Cuttle discuss what's new in FIFA 14 and bring some basic tips to help you adjust to the new way to play.
Players have momentum in FIFA 14, meaning quick turns result in a shift of body weight and a delayed reaction if sprinting. Use sprint sparingly and ease off RT earlier than you would have in FIFA 13 when going in for tackles or when wanting to get past defenders. Create space with clever movement and burst away with sprint. Use LT to protect the ball.
Pure Shot lets you shoot for goal in a variety of ways. Dipping shots, rising shots and knuckle shots are all possible. Try shooting from distance or difficult angles -- you may just surprise yourself and your opponent with a goal thanks to a ball swerving in the air or a deflection. Skill moves no longer need LT held down in combination with the right stick. Use RS on its own to perform skill moves, and hold RT and flick RS in a direction to perform a knock on. Teammate Intelligence means players make better runs off the ball. Make use of a good build up passing game to create better opportunities in the final third.
Join us next time on The Boot Room for in-depth hints and tips for sprinting with new player momentum.