We Become a Professional Footballer in FIFA 17's The Journey Mode

Published A year ago by Andy Farrant

Pray for the Hunter

FIFA 17's career mode is known as The Journey, and follows the career of Alex Hunter, a young man hoping to follow in his grandfather's footsteps to become a professional footballer. See what happens when we're given control of Alex's early career in this FIFA The Journey gameplay on Xbox One.

Much like Mass Effect, FIFA The Journey has a conversation wheel that lets you decide how to approach a situation. Do you go for the fiery option and come off as a hothead? Or play it cool and seem detached? You could alternatively go for the balanced choice, but honestly this is football, not space diplomacy. Yell at those jerks.

As you play, you take Hunter through his exit trial from the academy, decide which club to join, and be thrown into your first pro appearances at which you must meet certain goals in order to keep climbing the pro football ladder.

Our first match, against Paris Saint-Germain in Seattle, asks us to finish with a match rating over 8.0, to create two chances, and to win the game, goals we mostly spectacularly fail to achieve. Still, it all adds to the drama, and at the end of the day, isn't that what football is really all about? I'm sure Arsene Wenger would agree.

FIFA 17 is out now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC.

Previously on Outside Xbox: FIFA 17 is Mass Effect But With Football

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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