I thought i'd never say these words, after swearing I would never allow myself to rate Fifa above Pro, but after 2 poor Pro attempts (6 & 2008) I had to give Fifa a go, I have been playin Fifa 08 all last season and I have to say it has changed the way i look at Football sims.
No longer do I run from 1 end to the other with the same player, no longer do I hit 100 MPH shots every time!!!
With Fifa you have to learn to think 2 passes ahead, even before your player has the ball i find my self looking for the run, and its there, 2 or 3 players running off the ball.
I have just purchased Fifa 09 and have spent all day playing it, and I know this is a far more realistic football sim than this years Konami attempt, I have played the Pro demo and there is no longer any realism in its play, if Messi or Ronaldo gets the ball you can guarentee they will run 70 yards and square it for an open net, not Fifa you need to pass and move, defenders are to clever.
Don't let the Champions league sway you, Pro still has the same old master League with fake players like Shaw and Riberio, also there stats are no way near as close to Fifa's, when was Torres only 91 attack and 89 Speed? maybe 3 years ago, Konami still hasn't update there roster for 2 years, & I bet when you start a Master League Gerrard and older players stats will go down in the 1st season.
To sum it all up, "It's in the game" Fifa all the way this year, and years to come, no coming back for Pro, which does hurt to say!!!!