Hello and welcome to the first of many Futhead News player reviews for Futhead.com, where we aim to bring you detailed impressions on the latest TOTS and TOTW players, so that you know whether they're worth your hard earned coins or not. First up, we have the Bundesliga TOTS star - Marco Reus.
Position - LM | Formation - 3-5-2 | Squad - http://www.futhead.com/fifa/squads/12137725/
- 99 Agility
- 99 Reactions
- 99 Long Shots
- 98 Shot Power
- 97 Dribbling
Full TOTS Marco Reus Stats on Futhead.com
I'll be honest, my first game with TOTS Marco Reus did not go as expected. I played against a friend of mine just to see what he was like and to say I was disappointed would be understatement. Despite my consistent attempts to get Reus involved in the game, it just didn't work out. He was getting outpaced, out-muscled, and he just couldn't seem to score. I lost the game 6-1, and I was seriously doubting my purchase - a thought which didn't last long.
After that game, I quickly realized that I was doing something wrong. I was trying too hard to get Reus involved and therefore was not only making my own team play worse, but I was also not getting the best out of him. I decided to relax and just play normally for the next couple games to see what happened. This new method paid dividends instantly and Reus suddenly felt unstoppable. Every one of his shots felt like it was going to go in, he was blazing past defenders cutting between them with ease and there was one particular goal he scored that really caught the eye. Reus picked up the ball on the left side, cut onto his right foot, zig-zagged between a couple defenders, and somehow managed to lift the ball over the keeper into the top of the net. At that moment, I knew that everything was working. I had finally figured out how to use him effectively and my team improved significantly as a result.
- + Great pace
- + Out of this world shooting
- + Almost impossible to tackle with his close control
- + 4* skills and weak foot
- - Average passing
- - Poor defending
- - Below average heading
- - Bad work-rates
PS3 Price - 500k | Xbox 360 Price - 460k
In conclusion, TOTS Marco Reus is a fantastic player and he is well worth the money at around 500k on PS3. If you have the coins to spare and you're in the market for a top LM then you'll struggle to find better in all honestly, we highly recommend that you go out and buy him. You won't regret it.