A year on from what was a huge step in terms of development for the Fifa Series and I am bit dissapointed. I had high hopes for Fifa 10 considering 09 was a quality game.
I'll start with Gameplay. There is an improvement from Fifa 09 but definitely not a significanrt one. 360 Dribbling is a good addition and works really well with players like Messi, Walcott, Nani, Ronaldo and many others. Passing is a tad more refined, especially in the air passing, it feels alot better than Fifa 09. This year you have to play and think a bit more than you would of in Fifa 09. You can't just pass the ball down the wings and breeze past defenders anymore, you have to create spaces and gaps in your opponents defense. If you can't find a way through then you need to hold up the ball and pass it around for a bit until your opponent comes at you and leaves spaces for your players to run into. This can make for an excellent game of Football. Shooting has improved(Mainly the Chipping) but only marginally not too different from Fifa 09. Infact it almost is Fifa 09 but it's just been polished up a bit. That is why I am dissapointed, EA have nowhere near done enough to warrant releasing a game at £39.99 when it's basically the same as the last installment of Fifa. Manager Mode has improved but it has it's flaws. Take your Board Members for example, just say your Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool you literally have to win 38 out of 38 Premier League or you will get the sack but unlike Fifa 09 your career doesn't end there. You get the chance to build your career again but you can't just move to any club you want. You generally get an offer from a side like Hereford United or an Irish League team or a lowly based team. A word of caution, please make sure you turn off your Assistant Manager, he's useless. For instance he might possibly put an outfield player on goal! the AM really is that ridiculous.
The Weather in Fifa this year has improved. Rain looks great and makes for a nice experience. You can actually see the rain teeming down on the pitch this year and you can also see snow more often too. There is a glitch though, if your playing the Premier League or even the German Bundesliga then you will find it generally rains most of the time. Hopefully there might be a patch for this problem.
Now a quick word about Be-A-Pro and Virual Pro. Be-A-Pro is just as boring as last year there is no change apart from you can play at a club with your Virtual Pro. It's still just 4 Seasons with no Domestic or European Cups, just pointless international friendlies. This year you can download your own face and apply it to your Fifa Virtual Pro which is a nice little addition. You can also grow your Virtual Pro by unlocking different achievements and play online in a 10 Vs 10 Virtual Pro Match.
Graphically there is no improvement from Fifa 09. Pitches look absolutely dreadful infact worse than Fifa 09. There is something wrong about the kits too which is dissapointing, just take Man City for Example, the light blue really does look awful. The Dynamic Lighting System in the game is quite poor. Now, I play in Tele View and and every player with long hair looks the same in Tele Cam, for example play with Werder Bremen and put Claudio Pizarro and Marcelo Moreno upfront and they both look the same.Check out players like Rene Adler(Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer(Schalke), Lucho Gonzales(Marseille) and Diego(Juventus) it looks like they all have mushroom haircuts. For some reason detail gets lost when zooming out from a player. Compared to PES 2010 it really is shameful graphically.
Overall, it's like EA just could not be bothered. The game is not worth £40. I have to say there is also alot of bugs and glitches.