This is the first review I've written on the website.
I've used some amazing players so far in Fifa 18, but none have even made me think about writing a review.
What a player. He is easily the best striker / finisher I've used so far. There isn't one striker (finishing wise) who even comes near to Neymars obscene goals.
Right foot, left foot. Inside of the foot, outside of the foot. Finesse shot, long range missles, or low drivens. He does it all. I'm actually amazed at some of the goals I have scored with him.
I think 35 goals in 15 games demonstrates the level of his finishing. I love him.
Further to his finishing, I've found his dribbling to be out of this world. I'm not the most skillful player in the world, but he's taken me to an all new level. Using him has really made me use more skill moves. Quite a few of the goals I've scored with him have come out of nothing. A random bit of skill to skin the defender, turn, sprint and arrowed into the net.
I wish I'd have found him sooner.
For reference, some of the strikers I've used before Neymar include 91 Pele, 95 Pele, 90 Ronaldo, 94 CR7, 93 Henry, 90 Hernandez & TOTY Kane (used most lower rated icon strikers too). I'd take Neymar over all of them.
He's staying in my team now until the end of Fifa 18.
If you've been thinking about buying Neymar, but sitting on the fence, I highly recommend buying him. He's sensational as the left striker in my 4312 and such an enjoyable player to use.
Shooting / Finishing
Highly Enjoyable to Use
Heading / Jumping
So firstly, I am currently in division 1 and finish gold 1/elite 3 in Weekend League for FIFA 18. I will admit I am not the best at FIFA 18 but through a lot of trading and a little pack luck this year - I have amounted enough coins to buy a very good squad that currently consists of OTW Neymar, Prime Hagi, SIF Lozano, Prime Petit, TOTY Modric, Prime Rui Costa, TOTY Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, SIF Nacho Fernandez, SIF Vrsaljko, and De Gea. I currently use a 41212(2) formation in game with Neymar as striker. I actually was using CR7 for the past 2 weekend leagues but there was something about his movement off ball and long strides on ball that just didn't fit my playstyle. Don't get me wrong I know CR7 is a great player on this game and is used by all of the pros, but I have found that Neymar just suits my play style much better.
Neymar always seems to be making the perfect runs on goal when on attack. He is extremely easy to feed the ball to because of his amazing dribbling. At the same time when he does have the ball I feel like I am always keeping my opponent guessing because of his ability to make a shot from literally anywhere on the pitch. This typically opens up other gaps in the defense, and with Neymar's great passing allows me to feed goals to the likes of Lozano and Hagi as well. I would say try out Neymar on your team either as CAM or ST to see if his play style suits you prior to upgrading to the SIF or OTW at this point just due to his current price. The one benefit of the OTW is that it is almost a guarantee that he will at least get 1 more in form prior to the end of the year (if not more) so his price is bound to go up as well as the card only gets better (which is hard for me to imagine at this point).
- Speed, Speed, and more Speed
- Finesse shots from anywhere on the pitch
- Movement off the ball.... and for that matter movement when on the ball
- Close, controlled dribbling
- 1-2 passes
- Composure - basically will make any shot when in on goal
- Likely to get more in forms - price will rise as well as stats
I packed an untradable Neymar while trading up during the OTW promo and he has become my star player off the bench (only because he doesn't fit into my starting lineup). I would go as far as saying he is just as good as ToTS Neymar from last year. He chops defenses up with masterful dribbling and finesse, but if a defender makes contact with him, GG; he is far too weak to absorb contact. If you have a Ligue 1 team, this card is a must-have.
- Perfect Pace
- Perfect at finishing close and at weird angles and capable of hitting long shots
- Despite a low passing rating, he rarely is off target
- The best dribbling of any player in the game
- 5* weak foot and skill moves
- Incredibly weak, but capable of getting the ball back at times