FMM16 has been out for almost a week now and I'm sure many of you have been sinking a few hours into it. But how does it stack up?
FMM16 has had a massive facelift compared to FMH15. The interface is now darker, sharper and there have been a few bigger UI changes, especially in relation to the tactics and news screens.
To be honest I really like the FMM16 interface. Although the news interface does take some getting used to, in the end it's much better than FMH15 since SI has managed to fit in a lot more information into one screen than FMH15.
Overall it has definitely improved the flow of the game.
Verdict: Much needed UI change to not only mix up the look of FMM, but also the new news messages are an improvement over FMH15.
Part of the new tactic improvements in FMM16, players can now have specific role traits that vary across all players depending on their roles.
This is probably my favourite addition to FMM16 - it really builds the individual brand and style of a particular player, and it something else that distinguishes individual players in a game where players can at times seem very interchangeable.
Verdict: Fantastic change to add individuality to existing players
There has been plenty of discussion on the new coaches feature, especially here so I won't go into too much detail.
IMO there's definitely room for improvement for the coaches feature, from adding a search function to coaches to adding some (not a whole set) of stats to further distinguish coaches. It's not perfect at the moment but with some tweaking there is a lot of potential.
The new team instructions screen has added a number of new instructions - passing focus, GK distribution, primary outlet and primary attacker.
Verdict: IMO these changes are great. More tactical options are always welcome and it adds to the customisability and flexibility of a particular tactic. Fantastic addition and can't wait to see all the new tactics that will be developed for FMM16!
Bonus: The speed of the enhanced engine has been greatly improved as well, and surprisingly the new tactics are also available for the original match engine - well played SI!
Overall verdict: 8/10
FMM16 is definitely an upgrade over FMH15. Although there is some room for improvement, nevertheless the new interface, role traits and new tactical options does make the game feel fresh once again!
What are everyone's thoughts on FMM16? I'm sure I've missed a few things so please leave a comment below with your thoughts!