FIFA 23 on Switch is a prime example of minimal effort for maximum profit

FIFA 23 Legacy Edition (Switch) Review


The year is 2022. EA has returned with their annual gift of regretful déjà vu for Nintendo Switch owners. A dystopian future is (mercifully?) nearer than we think.
I could copy and paste my review like I did two years ago, but unlike some of the folks at EA I don’t take much satisfaction in reusing material. Oops, I think that’s what I said last year, actually. I struggle to care at this point.
For the FOURTH year in a row, EA Sports has released a virtually unchanged edition of FIFA onto the Nintendo Switch.
As stated on the official website, “FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 22 without any new development or significant enhancements.”
As a reminder, here’s what was written there for last year’s game: “FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 21 without any new development or significant enhancements.”
Oh, and the year before: “FIFA 21 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 20 without any new development or significant enhancements.”
And to complete the set: “FIFA 20 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 19 without any new development or significant enhancements.”
And let me remind you that FIFA 19 on Switch wasn’t exactly great in the first place…

Due to the FIFA license sailing away from EA towards pastures new next year this will be the final EA game called FIFA to appear on a Nintendo console. What a sad legacy to leave behind.
Next year we'll likely be reading “EA Sports FC 24 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay innovation from FIFA 23 without any new development or significant enhancements."
Let’s hope for better.
This story originally appeared on: IGN - Author:Simon Cardy

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