FIFA is no more; long live FIFA 23 Coins. The football simulation giant from EA has returned for one last hurrah after a nasty public divorce from its licensor, calling itself 'The World's Game' ahead of a painful title change, changing its name to EA Sports FC that will be coming next year. But the tagline transcends its bittersweet glitz since, for the most part, FIFA 23 appropriately feels similar to the game we've been playing for the past few seasons, with its reliable high-quality gameplay, and familiar annoyances.
Although it's the last game of an era, FIFA 23 marks another year of meticulously removing itself from EA and EA, as a variety of strategic and aesthetic changes are incorporated into its solid gameplay plan. But it's also an entry that feels both propped up and sucked up by its Ragnarok status, reluctantly taking down a ruby-red curtain as the football genre becomes a blur of chaos.
Theatrical enhancements to gameplay, such as the powerful Power Shots, will ensure that the FIFA name is released with a bang and not whisper. Holding the bumpers in your hands and pressing shoot turns your striker into an enraged raider with an interuptable attack, the camera pulling focus while they leather the ball and sends shockwaves from bootstraps blasting through the PS5's control speaker. If you've gotten the right angle, buy FIFA 23 Coins newly improved goalkeepers who are acrobatic might be able to stop it with their individually simulated fingers, they have even saved me bacon a few occasions.