having now played both demos, i feel FIFA will be the main football game for years to come unless Konami get a brand new team in or someone like codemasters or even microsoft start making them. FIFA has always been my favourite game but i have always bought Pro Evo because of the fact i always think it couldnt possibly be any worse than last year, read my Pro Evo review to read about that.
Anyway football games are not about making you feel like your playing football its about making you feel like your playing a televised match and this is why people who love watching any match (regardless of what team it is) love FIFA because its a football lovers game.
the commentry is sublime there are no random shouting the players names or saying things a hundred times a match. there are intricate details about the team you are playing or playing against and this year about the stadiums as well.
When you are playing i often forget that i am controlling a player and when drogba misses from 6 yards out i always shout at him or laugh because its something i would do if i were watching on tv, it creates that illusion.
the players have charachter, when they miss you feel there anguish and sometimes embarrassment, the goalkeepers also have personality petr cech seems to willingly risk life and limb trying to stop the ball, you can feel the urgency in the defenders and the strikers when you are attacking. the goalkeepers also have more realistic reaction time and are moreintelligent by jumping at the ball rather than the general direction to where the ball is going. they want to keep that ball out.
the shooting as well, you get the feeling that the players actually want to score, not just kicking the ball in the direction of the goal, the running off the ball is superb, if a player gets through the defence witha through ball several defenders will go hell for leather in trying to get back and so will the rest of the team. it will be interesting playin as man utd to see if wayne rooney gets back to defend after having a shot.
players take up more intelligent positions based on the strikers which i havent seen before but it has been promised and never put into frusion.
finally the graphics and gameplay are what you expect of FIFA these days. players posture when they change speed and angling themselves for a shot or re-positioning for a header, moving away from markers at corners and jossiling for better position. the physics on shoulder barges is brilliant and the strength of a player actually matters.
FIFA deffinately gets a 5 out of 5 for me. thanks for reading.