Like everyone else out there, i played many Players in the front. At the beginning of Fifa i played Players like G. Jesus, Rashford and Aubameyang. Later i updated to Mbappe Gold Version, gave CR7 a try, Scream Aguero, tried Neymar IF 93 and Butra Prime. All of them were good, but not more(CR7 missed agility, Neymar strength/stamina,…). Only my last Striker, Baby Pele 91 was a really special one for me, but everyone is still looking for the next level. My dream was R9.
If i saw this Mbappe Birthday Card on release day i was thinking about him. I played against the toty and he is op in the front. The stats from the bday card a really close to the toty(toty is a little bit higher), BUT 5* Weak foot is for me the key fact here. So i sold my Pele and sold all not necesseary things to get Bday Mbappe.
After 25 Games, 49 Goals and 14 Assists in Div2 and later Div1, i´m totally in love with this card. He feels so unbeliveable smooth and quick together. He is exactly there where he has to be for a striker. He has the strength to get in every tackle. His shooting and finishing for a striker is for me the best i have ever played in Fifa20. In 25 Game he did not miss any sure shoot and with his finess trait he gave me the oppertunity to mix my finishing every time. I´m playing messi tott as well and everyone knows how clean his left feet is, Mbappe can do nearly the same with both feets!
My biggest Pros for this Mbappe,
· Shooting/finishing is nearly perfect
· Workrate in the front is perfect
· Speed and Agility is perfect
· Two equal Feets
· He wins back a lot of balls from the defenders!
At the moment i can not say any bad things about him. Is he worth the 5mio coins? If you have a complete team and 5mio coins, yes! If you need to sell your whole team, or 4-5Key players, i dont think so, because you need more like 1 Player in a TEAM. It was the best decision to buy him.
I found back a little bit of fun in Fifa…
- Left Feet
Position played: lone striker (4231 narrow) // second striker (442)
Chemistry style: Marksman
Price paid: 3.100.000 (xbox)
I want to start off this review by noting that at all times of writing this review i keep the prestigious in the back of my head, this in my opinion, is necessary because there are quite the options available at this price.
The main reason for the high price is ofcourse the feared 5-star weakfoot that comes with this card, and if you look for a striker that finishes consistently with both feet and links to the top-meta players, look no further, thats just the way to say it.
In all fairness, what did you expect? this lad has all the meta shooting traits; OFST and FST. Mbappe is also a connoisseur when it comes to skilling, he knows them all... and pulls them off like its magic. with the dribbling comes one thing that might form an issue for a slight percentage of players, being: the balance, now don't get me wrong, he is not clunky and he never will be, but like you already might know balance affects the ability to remain stable while receiving physical pressure, this makes his 90 strength (after applying the Marksman chemstyle) not as strong as it would feel like with players who have 99 balance etc. this is not a huge issue at all but if you are looking for a real physical threat i would look at other options if linkable. (like CR7 i.e.) in terms of speed, on- and off the ball movement however, this card is a phenomenon, he is lightning fast, almost to a degree where you question reality and feel sorry for your opponent, this guy has some thick glue on his lightning boots because my- oh my is this guy hard to keep up with.
The passing on this card is not underwhelming at all, the stats seem like pinocchio because Mbappe rarely misses passes in this game, its not on par with the new Summer Heat Pogba but it won't be noticeable for a striker.
Now back to reality: Is this the card that suits everyone in every aspect they could ever want? i would still have to say no, that is if you aren't necessarily looking for a two footed hero, he still misses some shots from time to time if you don't power it enough, he will still get pushed off the ball by the majority of the defenders, allthough 2/5 times he slithers past and gets the ball back from where he left off to put it in the back of the net. and he won't be a heading threat (but its fifa 20 so who needs headers). what i personally felt is that there is nothing wrong or dissapointing about this card. unless you spend your last coins on him, and think about the (for most players) extremely hefty price-tag that comes with this guy, because 3 million coins can get you players and even teams that come very very close to what this Mbappe can do for you.
If you need a 5 star weakfoot fish that swiftly puts 90% of the balls you hand him in the net, this is your guy.
If you need a pace monster thats super agile and sticky combined with the of the best shooting traits, this is your guy.
but this card is not for you if:
you have a bit of a "tight" budget and don't need the 5-star weakfoot, then i would look at his TOTS/TOTY version
you are in need of a physical presence upfront that pushes off 8/10 defenders.
Thanks for reading, this is my first review and i hope you enjoyed it as much as you hopefully learned from it, keep in mind this is my experience and yours can differ.
- Faster than NASA's internet connection
- Dribbles and performs skills smoother than a cashmere sweater
- Finishes more goals on both feet than Pele in his prime in a sunday league
- not as strong as (the incredible) hulk, Cristiano, Akinfenwa, Mike Tyson
- one of the most expensive non-icon players in the game
So I somehow pack this guy from my second 88+ guaranteed pack after an atrocious first one. Thought my boy Laca was going to troll me but I see PSG and my eyes flared. I knew he would fit into my team as I basically play all French mandem.
Anyways, I knew this card is different gravy seeing the price and the 5*5*. With marksman, probably the most meta striker you could ask for. Too many times I have scored a hattrick with him in rivals and I get a message after saying "Enjoy your mum's credit card lul" bruv I have spent 0 money on this game. It just shows how amazing this card actually is.
Pace - 99 acceleration 99 sprint speed are you having a laugh. This guy zooms past everyone. Sometimes another player outpaces him but its as rare as Arsenal not bottling games. Amazing pace.
Shooting - Marksman or nothing. Left foot, right foot, near post, outside foot, finesse, long shots, volleys - what can this man not do. Bangs in goals left right centre against the likes of Ter Stegen, Oblak, Pope, you name a keeper, he'll finish it.
Dribbling - Marksman again helps here. 87 balance can be a meh, but 99 agility, this guy turns defenders like Messi vs Boateng. Composure is the only downside to this card. He'll be 1v1 in a game and sky it into row Z, but you'll get so many chances with his positioning that he'll already be on a hattrick when he skies it.
Passing - He's not prime Ozil, but his link up play with Bruno and the 2 wide CAMS is unreal. 1-2 passes are a breeze to do, and once in a while this guy can switch up the play following a counter-attack from a corner; but don't keep trying to switch up the play otherwise you'll lose the ball one too many times. Curve is what you want for a striker. Don't take a free kick with this card. If you need a passing boost, or you have a great striker (only R9 beats this card), put a Maestro on him.
Physicality - Not going to lie he does not feel like 90 strength with Marksman. Maybe it's his average body type but he gets bodied a lot by physical CBs like Ramos, David Luiz. Militao however has nothing on this guy. Aggression is also on the low side, but I don't mind: he's there to make runs behind the defence and near-post finesse. Stamina is enough for a whole game - I haven't used him in WL because I can't be asked anymore, but I would say he could last the extra 30 minute also if you put him on Stay Forward and Conservative Interceptions.
His H/L workrates are a blessing. What you want from your main striker.
Overall probably the most meta card ever. Complete striker. If you have the coins, build a team around him. Endgame.
These cons aren't even that bad - the card is so good they don't affect this guys goalscoring ability at ALL.
- Long passes
- Doesn't feel like 90 strength
- Price (if you haven't packed him untradeable, which most people reading the review haven't)
After packing Ronaldinho in my prime pack on Friday I did not expect more. In my LVL 20 season objectives I got a rare electrum pack. And in that I packed Mbappe. I changed my team around him and took him in to FUT CHAMPS. I have FO RTG so I had not used an Mbappe card before this fifa. But He finishes everything. He can run through a whole team and score with half chances making them look like they are clear cut. I normally can get Gold 1 if I try and had only finished Elite once. But this weekend I finished 26 and 4 after not even playing my best fifa. Mbappe made me realise how people with PTW accounts must feel. I have used Prime R9 for in draftis and I seriously think Mbappe is better and he is 9 million coins cheaper.
- Pace is top tier obviously
- His shooting is top tier
- He has got skills and weak foot
- His dribbling is insane he rarely looses the ball
- His passing is really good as well
- His Price is a bit pricy and not everyone can get him
- He has other special cards
I've had many players played at central striker this year, my road was from promes to mertens - son - dalghlish(87) - Best (90) - toty Mané - toty Mbappe, Cruyf 91 to many players in drafts etc.
But they all let me down at a few/some points, i never was 100% satisfied. Down my road i've realised many things, one of them is that your st has to have 5 star Wf to start with and later down my road i realised that how defending/dropback all players play this year your st has to have 5 star skills aswell, atleast.., at the level of elite 2/ elite 1 i think.
Because these reasons i always doubted between insane player stats like toty mbappe/mané or a player like cruyf who's good but lacks some high end stats. Every time i missed a chance this year it made me realise that i really dream about a R9. Problem with this guy is, is that he's just to many coins out of my league.
This Mbappe card is insane, no joke if i have to compare this card to any other card? RONALDO (94), because of his 5 star wf way better then his toty card (wich is insane but for on the side not st since his 4 star wf lag)
If i have to say the difference between the 2 (R9 and mbappe birthday) lets say R9 does has his glitchy benefit (like cr7 has), also R9 has a ''sliglty'' better finishing then this mbappe, but when i say slightly i really mean slightly!
But Mbappe also has his opposite benefits! in exchange you'll get a slighlty more agile/movable player to perform your skills and also this card is way quicker! when you perform a skill move this guy gets a insane speedboost after which give you that extra meter of space to easy finish or consider another move! Also this guys passing is way better then R9, gives great troughballs if needed. Also his speed helps chasing down/defending counters, instead of some one keeping on running and making my cv/cvm get out of possition this guy give his running player stress because of his catch-up speed and lets it pass to a other player.
My conclusion? i've had R9 (94) only in drafts and on my friends account for 1 Wl. But i tell you, save your coins from R9 (94) and spend it on this almost identical card wich gives your some coins to upgrade elsewhere. Far away best player i've used this year in my own squad and im 100% satisfied at all points.
Note: take it in consideration that i'm NOT a (consistent) top 100 player so it might feel different for more experienced players, i do got 29 wins this weekend my highest so far ever on fifa. before my best was 27 winst with less rage quits
Identical to R9 (94)
Cheaper then R9 (94)
Faster then R9 (94)
More agile/movible then R9 (94)
Way better assists then R9 (94)
Chasing down players when being countered
Less Glitchy then R9 (94) (and cr7)
'Slighlty! less finishing then R9 (94)