"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand"... and soon, she can go shopping at an Apple retail store as the country of Brazil lands its first brick-and-mortar location chock full of Cupertino's finest.
FIFA 14 continues the fine form set by last year’s edition of the popular soccer simulation, mixing in a compelling free-to-play Ultimate Team mode and an all-new gesture-based control scheme that dramatically alters the feel of the game. It goes much further towards defining the mobile series as distinct from its console brethren, with both the new controls and the lightweight design providing more of a streamlined experience that’s sure to please casual players. There’s still plenty on offer for the hardcore, too – even without paying a cent.
Last year's FIFA 13 from EA Sports delivered an excellent simulation of the world's most popular sport, albeit one that essentially translated the home console versions to a touch screen using virtual buttons. Still, considering the warm reception and strong sales, you might expect more of the same from this fall's FIFA 14 on iPhone and iPad. Surprisingly, that's not the case. Sure, FIFA 14 is notably bulked up, offering more leagues, teams, players, and features than ever before, but the biggest change comes from its significantly overhauled gameplay approach.
Seems like every few weeks we're writing about a new iOS sale from Electronic Arts. Perhaps one of these days we'll stop writing about them, but only if they stop being so freakin' epic. EA has forty iOS apps on sale for up to 80% off.