FIFA 14: New Skills That Will Elevate Your Game

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 3, 2013

image from FIFA 14
image from FIFA 14

Having trouble scoring in FIFA 14?

It is not a rare impediment for a novice FIFA player. Getting familiar with the controls can take some time, but once you're acclimated with everything your players can do, being creative is the best way to be effective.

One of the first rules of thumb is to know your personnel. Don't expect to pull off Lionel Messi-like moves with players devoid of the necessary agility, speed and dribbling prowess. The fancier the moves, the higher the player will need to be rated in the corresponding skill to be successful.

That said, I've found a few tutorial videos that are sure to improve the play of gamers on all levels.

FifaRalle on YouTube is a pro at the series, and EA Sports endorses many of his video tutorials.

EA Sports FIFA's official twitter account tweeted this:

As you can see, the video focuses on skills combos. Knowing one dribble or pass move is nice, but when you get comfortable enough to chain moves together, you not only increase your effectiveness on the virtual pitch, but you also see the game play at its best.

Watching some of the animations and player reactions is amazing on current-generation consoles. I can only imagine what similar sequences will look like on next-gen machines.

In the video, FifaRalle talks about the use of feints in passes and shots. This takes some time to get used to, but once you master it, it is quite rewarding to pull off.

Take note of the controller images on the screen, looking at the illuminated button combinations as FifaRalle speaks, which makes it easier to follow along.

I recommend having your PC or Mac monitor next to your gaming television while you try to develop these skills. Go into the practice arena and have at it in an effort to work through the growing pains. In this environment, your miscues won't result in a loss or embarrassment.

FifaRalle has several other skills tutorials on his YouTube channel. Aspiring FIFA gamers would be wise to give him a look. I already have.


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