Thought I would try out Fifa as I had always purchased the Pro Evo series. I initially enjoyed the game with the inclusion of trophies, something which lacked on the PES series, a very good idea. However, I began to play it more and found out, especially online, that the game doesnt appear to understand the rules of football, which by all accounts is not a good thing.
For a start, the referee will play advantage when a 'last man' challenge has occured, something not feasible in football rules, then return to send the player off when play has ceased. Secondly, the offside rule is not mastered as I never recall the post and/or crossbar being an active member of a squad. This is when, on several occassions, I have seen not just through my play but others as well, goals incorrectly and infuriatingly ruled offside.
Finally, players dont seem capable of doing the jobs you would prefer them to do, or would expect from them given the buttons you press to present the command.
For a game sporting a logo of fair play, it does not always appear fair online and is well worth trying a demo before seriously committing to the game, this applies to future versions. I will be returning to PES under the pretense of it being a better game overall, while still having minor flaws, as all games do, but being far less significant than those outlined here.