This review is based on games in the WL.
First couple of experiences with Buffon were pretty much the same most other reviews I have seen on this page - I found that thinking I had a 98 rated keeper behind me made my defending sloppy and I basically let my opponent have shots being far to confident. After those 2 horrendous loses that (I was sure were Buffon's fault )I started to treat him as any other keeper and defend solidly. From then on I realised how amazing this guy actually was! I found he would reflex save or dive to save 9/10 shots occurring inside the box with the speed to recover and save any second shots my opponent would try and sweat. He has the speed to deal with any dangerous through balls (I did find you would have to call him out) and has the throwing and kicking ability to initiate dangerous counters.
Low Driven shots - my experience is mixed - not having the trait Save with Feet on a GK often turns my stomach as early in FIFA 18 Low Drivens were the bane of my life. All I can say is some have gone in but I have had a stand out moment where I was caught on the counter following a corner in the 85-90th minute and tots Lozano was galloping unpressured 1v1 with Buffon and this gem managed to save the Low Driven shot and maintained my 2-1 lead.
Overall I'd recommend - he's made a impact on my gameplay and may do so for you!
- Reflex saves
- Not having the Save with Feet trait
- Highest rated keeper pressure!