DAVID reviews

2 October 2017

Can you kick it?

by Andrew MacGregor

FIFA 18: “El Tornado” - 2 mins 07s

Rabonas, Cruyff turns, Marseille Roulettes… now FIFA 18 adds ‘El Tornado' to football's bulging trick book. The specially-created manoeuvre encompasses a drag back followed by a swivel and volley. Easy enough for pixelated superstars, but can real-life players replicate it? The results are, well, mixed.

Cristiano Ronaldo takes centre stage amid a flurry of sporting cameos. Live-action segments featuring the likes of Dele Alli and Antoine Griezmann are bolstered by caffeinated animation - the kind of graphical bluster recently favoured by Adidas.

Riffing on social media reactions and gameplay sharing, the football sim advocates self-expression. Not everyone is a fan of such joypad bravado - namely Jose Mourinho. However, sofa Galacticos will relish the opportunity to pip their opponents in style.

Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB Ⓟ Ⓦ
CCO: Ben Priest Ⓟ
Creative Director: Tim Vance / Paul Knott
Creative: Tim Vance / Paul Knott / Rasmus Smith-Bech / Jonas Roth
Planner: Martin Beverley / David Mortimer
TV Producer: Sian Parker
Ass't Prod (Agency): Christopher Battye
Film Production: Smuggler
Director: Adam Berg
Producer: Emma Butterworth
Service Company: Twentyfour Seven Madrid Ⓦ
Executive Producer: Fergus Brown
Cinematography: Erik Sohlström / Mattias Rudh / Simon Chaudoir
Costume Design: Buki Ebiesuwa
Post Production: Alex Fitzgerald @ The Mill Ⓦ
Colourist: Dave Ludlam
Sound Designer: Philip Bolland @ Factory Ⓦ
Music: Mean Demeanor (El Tornado Mix) - Run the Jewels
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