Within the video games market, football games are improving as well as increasing in popularity with many consumers buying them. In recent years the two main head to head titles have been EA Sports FIFA and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer. These two games are developing with the visual appearance of football players, the football jerseys and the actual gameplay of playing the football game to its perfection of realism. Both these games are available on Playstation3 format to which I aim to compare the two games FIFA 10 and PES 2010 in certain categories.
It is very clear to function through the menu of the game with different modes to access (Manager Mode, Virtual Pro and Online Play). Each of the teams kits are licensed by FIFA to bring the best to reality. Team Management is simple to use as it is just like FIFA09.
Quite similar to FIFA10, the menu is easy to access even with the Team Strategy being well organised to change settings. Can go straight into Be A Legend mode to start from beginner to champion.
What EA Sports have done with FIFA 10 this year is having all the players looking to the nearest of reality. Details from hair movement to the skin tone. Smooth graphics make the game more realistic to play as it makes you feel like you are playing with the professionals. Every teams kits from first to third kit are licensed.
A big improvement from PES2009 but still some changes need to be improved. Not all players are as clear to reality. Some look oversized in many places and only few players are chosen to look real maybe it could be because of the license issue.
One thing that makes me want to play FIFA is that they have the best commentators in the game of Andy Gray and Martin Tyler, both are very pleasing to the ears. Even the music they have chosen makes going through the menu’s satisfying. Now that you can hear the players calls to one another allows you to act quickly in passing the ball around.
At times the commentary stops or pauses when the playing the game which makes the game seem slow but it is not. The two commentators are Mark Lawrenson and Jon Champion. It can be monotone at times when you are playing well.
The gameplay is immense with the passing techniques as well as the new 360 degrees dribbling, it can confuse you at first but soon after playing couple more games, it is appealing. Keepers are at their best within this game with the rebounds and reflexes they pull off. Strikers and Defenders shoulder-to-shoulder battles show incredible skill and ability. The Midfield players dominate the centre of the pitch with their strength and pace. It is difficult to beat the average teams on higher playing level.
Somehow I think Konami have not changed the gameplay as the previous instalment. It is all about passing and running in this game as you can change the level of Pressure on attacking players. Passing is assisted which can stop you from attacking at times but tackling star players is tricky.
This game will be stuck inside the PlayStation, waiting to be played when switched on. Manager Mode is 15 years of managing as many clubs as you can in your career. Virtual Pro allows the gamer to create a player to play for clubs to be the best player around. Online Play is where the game unfolds, growing up to 40million games played so far shows how many people have played it online.
Having introduced Champions League mode last year, Konami have got it again this year. Not many changes from PES2009 but Online Play have made it much better to play as there are not as many shutters in the game. Be A Legend is like the FIFA10 version of Virtual Pro, create a player and see which club wants your talent created.
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