Tête-à-Tête with Silvio Teixeira: The End of an Era ?

Tête-à-Tête with Silvio Teixeira: The End of an Era ?



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In this new insertion, “The End of an Era ?”, the author talks about the possibility of the absence of Brazilian teams on FIFA 15 that might be a real influence on the classic FIFA-PES competition.


Silvio Teixeira


The End of an Era ?


It doesn’t matter, there’s no way you can keep going on the same track, finding the same motivation to keep doing the trades and whatever you do to make the coins if you’ve been playing every FIFA in the last couple of years. I mean, what’s the purpose of all the effort if none of it will be recognized on FIFA 15 ? Only those who started playing the game very recently will maybe want to collect a few coins before the new FIFA comes out. Even for those who intend to keep playing FIFA 14 for a while, right now isn’t a good time to make much effort because very soon all prices will fall, just like what happened when FIFA 13 took place over FIFA 12, or when the current game did the same to FIFA 13. This is just normal since most players will always go for the newest one anyway.

Bear with me, how many people you know still play FIFA 13 ? Almost no one, that’s right. Besides that, FIFA 14 has been such a disaster that whoever decides to play it for longer than its period must have gone mad. The graphics have been getting better and the idea itself wasn’t bad, not at all, but the results came out catastrophic. We’ve spent a year complaining about a game that lacks several important characteristics, apart from the players’ ability in general, which for itself has gone way too far, though. Scoring headers and making volley clearances has never been so easy, a terrible network constantly getting players disconnected, an inexistent web app, there were so many problems that the best we can do now is just try to forget them, move on to a completely new FIFA. A new game where, by the way, the first thing I’m going to do is build my favourite team, Internacional of Porto Alegre… oh, wait… What do you mean the will be no Brazilian teams? Yes, it’s true that BPL, BBVA and Bundes are my strongest squads, but if that’s what matters then let’s just put an end to every league that’s not as strong as them. And I’m not just saying this because my favourite team is from Brazil, I also have friends all over the world that like to play using teams from around here because they’re quite a good alternative along with the strongest leagues. And let’s not forget about all those awesome skillers we have in Brazil. If for starters we’ve been striving so much so we can have the whole Turkish league in the game and not just Galatasaray, what can I say about the fantastic Brazilian league? I’m absolutely right that this decision will be revised, something like what happened with the teams of Corinthians and Bahia being available or not on FIFA 14. It was announced that they wouldn’t be, that there wasn’t an agreement, but it turned out we had a happy ending since they’re all there now.


Tête-à-Tête with Silvio Teixeira: The End of an Era ?


EA is probably forcing a situation so that things go exactly as they want, so I don’t see too much risk in this actually happening. But it’s true, if it does happen this will be a complete tragedy for an enormous group of people. After all, although piracy still exists on previous generation consoles, Brazil is one of the five biggest FIFA sellers. But if the game really breaks up with the Brazilian clubs and still keeps the amount of problems from FIFA 14, this will be the big chance Konami has been looking for to surpass EA’s Football. Switching to PES will no longer be just this hating speech a few players have against EA, it will become reality as long as Konami does a good job. Just as it was released this year I played PES for a few weeks and it showed itself to be quite better than last year’s version, but still annoyingly “false” for whom is used to the “weight” of the ball on FIFA. EA is like that racer who after has got quite a good advantage over the second place affords to make a few stops, thinking they won’t be passed. However, the second place guy will eventually reach them if he keeps making that extra effort. This is disrespect against the customer who enjoys a good game of football but only has two alternatives. These days the preference to FIFA doesn’t really happen because people think it’s better, it’s more about it not being as bad as PES.

Let’s associate this to the absence of trade, since the web app doesn’t really work anyway and there’s no way we can do all the trading through the console, plus the fact that it’s been announced that there will be this performance changer according to whatever emotional state the player might be in, not accessible or controlled from the outside, and it will eventually make Bernard win a header against Vidic. Let’s just say in that case it wouldn’t be really an emotional thing, it would be probably something about the use of some serious drugs.

Yes, I’m going to buy FIFA on its release date, but for the first time in a couple years I’m also going to buy PES when it’s released, and one of the first tête-à-tête (head to head for those of you none linguists out there) of the new generation of football will be a good impartial comparison between the two games. Despite our work may revolve around FIFA, it’s nothing mandatory that we strictly maintain it the same so, who knows, maybe we’ll think about joining the other side of the force, maybe it’s time for us to review a few concepts that until now we thought were immutable.

For the moment was what we had, but too much water will still roll underneath this bridge. You can wait for it!

That was it, leaaaaaving!


3 thoughts on “Tête-à-Tête with Silvio Teixeira: The End of an Era ?”

  1. I still play fifa 13. Both 12 and 13 are atrocious but 13 has team play and it only takes 2 players with concepts of spatial awareness and angles to override every disgusting feature in the game, cleverly removed for from 14. In a way I hope they dont bring team play back because then I seriously wont but it.

  2. wow great article!
    i am looking forward to the following tete-a-tete articles!


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