Saturday, October 16th, 2021

FIFA 22 Legacy Edition (Switch) Review

Well here again. I was able to copy and paste the reviews like last year, but unlike some people at EA, I’m not very happy with the reuse of the material.

For the third consecutive year, EA Sports has released a virtually unchanged edition of FIFA on Nintendo Switch.

As stated on the game’s official website, “FIFA 22 Legacy Edition features the same gameplay innovations as FIFA 21 without any new developments or significant enhancements.”

To be on the safe side, here’s what was written about last year’s game: “FIFA 21 Legacy Edition features the same gameplay innovations as FIFA 20 without any new developments or significant enhancements.”

Oh, and a year ago: “FIFA 20 Legacy Edition features the same gameplay innovations as FIFA 19 without any new developments or major enhancements.”

And remind me that Switch’s FIFA 19 wasn’t great in the first place …

This means that for the third year in a row, only team updates, new kits, broadcast packages, and menu screens will be added each time. No real attempt has been made to provide an improved product in a concrete way. FIFAonSwitch is really insulting at the moment (and definitely if it wasn’t yet).

There is A few The good news is if you can call it it. Compared to the previous £ 44.99 / $ 49.99, this year it will only be deducted for £ 34.99 / $ 39.99. To be honest, if you need a mediocre soccer game on Switch and haven’t purchased FIFA in the last four years, you might be able to enjoy something here. But I happened to find that the whole case was sad, unpleasant, and at worst a glorious example of capitalism. Certainly what could be a low cost downloadable update at this point is presented as an expensive and cynical money grab instead.

EA, please stop this.