Especially when you get the loss anyway.
Despite the many failings with the Vita version of FIFA 13, it does still offer the best football experience that you can have in the palm of your hands so far. But one clear advantage that it does have over FIFA FOOTBALL is a fully attainable trophy list, seeing at the first game had a glitched trophy which was never patched.
Along your way to the platinum, you will encounter two trophies that you will need to best, the first being Good Form, which you gain through going five matches unbeaten and Hundred and Counting, for playing 100 ranked matches. You are going to find a big obstacle to your challenge. Quitting.
I’m sure this may come across as myself just being a whinger, but it cannot just be me that has this particular issue. Can it?
Hundred and Counting is the big annoyance for me, because whether you win, lose or draw it will count towards your stats. As long as you don’t quit. Or your opponent doesn’t. If the match ends with a disconnection, the game still tracks the fact that a game was played, yet it doesn’t count towards the 100. It also doesn’t count the result correctly.
I know it’s only a game, and I am certainly no trophy whore but when you are so close to getting your first platinum, and moreover you are playing a game it is extremely frustrating. Especially when your opponent terminates the connection in the dying seconds after you have been playing for nearly 20 minutes.
Today I was playing as Tottenham Hotspur, and playing our North London Rivals Arsenal. After restoring parity to the scoreline after falling behind with a Jermain Defoe thunderbolt, I very quickly fell 3-1 behind by half time. Unwavered, I promptly substituted Brad Friedel and the ineffective Gilfi Siggurdson (how many times has that been said this season?) and threw on Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor, and within 20 game minutes led 5-3. My reward for my loyalty and staying power? “The connection has been lost”. An oh too familiar sight. Especially today it seems. Another match, an international friendly between Argentina Brazil also saw me score five times, this time equalizing with a Leandro Daimio finish from around 8 yards. They quit.They took a loss instead of a draw.
I have many hopes for the Vita version of FIfa 14, but one of them has to be this contentious disconnecting. If you could just either make the stats count correctly; or not at all then that would make me a little happier. or maybe even just match us up with similar DNF% by default, not any.
I’ve apparently played 60 head to head matches so far, but how many I have really played could be as little as 30. I’ve even taking to scoring own goals in the dying seconds in order to level matches to protect the unbeaten run, and they still quit sometimes.
Does anyone else take such desperate measures? Feel free to sound off in the comments, and add me (with a note) if you want to play some matches with someone who won’t quit. Even if I lose.