Fifa 08 is one of life's amazing frustrations. The graphics are brilliant. The layout from the opening menu to the stats shot at the final whistle are class. Your favourite stars look great. The way the players are animated, the way they strike a half volley, the way they cut inside and shoot from outside the box.....all wicked and brill but it doesn't make the game.
I love the way EA have upped the ante to PES in terms of fluid movement. Then it all turns sour, the penny drops and you realise you will be bored in five minutes. The passing and movement of the players is still the same as fifa 95' (ok that was an exageration!) but I wanted to find myself submerged in real match type thing. Who knows? maybe I'm wrong? maybe I have PES in my head everytime I think of computer football? Trust me I wanted this FIFA to be the one. I'll try again next year!!! EA please please keep going and shift some of that budget towards beautiful passing rather than beautiful kits of european clubs nobody cares about.