The Journey went some way to make the player feel that their actions had consequences, but Career Mode still feels stuck in the past in that respect.
Press conferences lack player control and do very little to affect the game.
We want to see more options, harder questions, and answers that genuinely shape your perception in the media.
Part of the challenge should be facing a grilling if your top striker isn’t scoring goals. Failing that, getting up and walking off should be a viable option too.
3. Away match bug
Some fans have reported there’s a bug that makes it very hard to win away matches.
Draws are incredibly common and occur irrespective of whether your team is on a red-hot winning streak.
If anything, it hampers enthusiasm to keep playing, so needs to get fixed pronto.
FIFA 17 is all about emotion, and it’s to EA’s credit that they’ve added a human touch to Career Mode.
However, it’s extremely unbalanced.
Some players get homesick and want to play for much smaller clubs, despite the fact they’re raking in huge salaries at the best clubs on the planet.
Worse still, you – the manager – along with the board can do very little to stop them leaving.
5. Switch clubs
Easily the most important of the lot.
Just like in real life, at the end of a successful season you should be inundated with job offers – and have the ability to switch clubs.
CPU managers should do this, too.
Watching the likes of Jose Mourinho tank with Manchester United, only to then take up a job with Torino and lead them to glory would be entertainment in itself.
6. Player decline