The latest edition of the Official Playstation Magazine UK has reviewed FIFA09. Hit the jump now to find the pages, scanned by GameTrailers user Spallen.
I was afraid of this. Will i be torn between fifa and pes this yr?
I'm the same. I'll wait on some PES reviews. While Fifa has always had the better visuals (or at least in recent years) and PES 08 was terrible I've still always preferred it's gameplay. Guess it boils down to what my mates buy to.
me too... which to choose. ~Fresh Prince of Bell Air available on DVD seasons 1-4
my first fifa im going to buy after years, ps3 version that is :D
I'm torn on which to get also. I think which one my mates get will affect me also. I got PES last year, but the presentation of the offline (the stuttering gameplay) and the complete and utter disgrace which they tried to call online play really left a bad taste with me. I traded it in and got Fifa which I have to say wasn't half bad! In fact, I've put many hours into it and I feel as it's something you can really trust to do what it's supposed to. Never had any problems and don't expect to. I'm certainly leaning towards Fifa, even before this review, simply because of how bad I felt towards PES last year. I don't think I could buy PES on launch day again without a mass of good reviews for the offline and online part of things.
Easy choice for me. FIFA. I never got into any of the pes games, I tried the O8 demo but it just didn't seem right to me.
PES 08 with its crap online was still better than fifa. If PES can fix their online issues then thats what i will be buying. Fifa has improved a lot but on the core gameplay front it still isn't PES
It's getting harder to stay with PES.
EA Sports have done an extraordinary job on FIFA09..it is time i give up on PES and move on with this glorious football game.
Just like me, except I did that last year.
I guess EA did a load of improving on the game this year, but you guys must wait to see about PES first before moving over to FIFA. When does PES come out anyway? I'm pretty sure in America it will be a while, but I don't play Soccer games anyway. I played the demo of 2008 FIFA and it was OK, but I would have preferred a full game instead of playing kick ball with Ronaldo. TGSI
I will wait on a demo. They can add all these features which no one will use, but if they still fail to deliver on the core gameplay and still use a shooting system which feels fake and pre-set, as well as having goalies being able to make unrealistic saves. I won't buy.
damn.... guess i have to give up PES
yeah, until maybe next year when Seabass gets better with PS3 and 360.
i was thinking the same!
FTW DEMO SEP11 PES SUCKS THEY R TOO LAZY TO MAKE A GUD GAME FIFA09 ALL THE WAY
even IF fifa turns out to be the better game , I would still buy PES. i grew up with pes, all of my mates play pes, and the game has given me so much hours of play that i would never think of defecting and buying its rival. and besides...who wants to buy an EA game anyway ? they re to the gaming industry what microsoft is to the pc industry.
this year i think ill return to fifa for the first time since 05
ill just wait and see if pes 2009 does anything new i hope i dont buy fifa their shooting system is so stupid i hate its gameplay but if pes2009 doesnt deliver then i guess i have no choice but to buy fifa or wait till next year
Sweet! This is the only reviewer I actually trust with my money, so this is fantastic news. Think about it. If Pro Evo is crap, we still get an awesome game of FIFA this year. If Pro Evo is better than FIFA, then it will be unbelievably good. We can't lose.
The last PES was utter poop...seriously... Me thinks Fifa will stomp all over that shizz this year
"Ghoul 1.3 - my first fifa im going to buy after years, ps3 version that is :D " I agree I've been playing pro evo for long time, my last FIFA was for PS1 but I will change to FIFA because is looking good every year
go back to its roots... its all about the reviwes for know!
i dont know about u but im choosing fifa 09,but im still gonna play both of them to see for my self. but im seeing my self choosing fifa 09 bcuz the graphics,skills and ball control is always better than pes.
ball control better than PES? haha you must be joking PES is king of football, gameplay is what its all about
you must be kidding or are you being sarcasm cause fifa is only better at pes is the graphic not gameplay, even pes08 gameplay still better than fifa08 but if fifa 09 have pes gameplay i say goodbye pes. but you know what, fifa still haven't reach to pes level of gameplay just yet cause they still remain unrealistic, especially with the goal keeper, and playing a football game is all about gameplay wise
First of all, I'm a die hard Pro Evolution Soccer fan, but even as such, I must recognize that Konami failed miserably with PES 2008. Until today, the crème of football games was PES 2007 even with all its minor bugs, but it's a 2 years old game now, the templates are outdated and the online is limited to 1 vs. 1 With PES 2008 Konami basically screwed the whole game to make it more arcadey, easy to get the hang of and also introduced brand new problems like ridiculously slow framerate in replays and atrocious lag in multiplayer (which ran perfectly smooth in PES 2007) Obviously, EA saw an apportunity here when Konami took a step back in terms of gameplay (their only advatange until 2008) took many ideas of PES fast and responsive gameplay, improved the visuals and animation and brought an awful load of modes and options. It's still yet to be seen if the depth of FIFA 09 matches that of PES 2007 (Yes 2007, 'cause 2008 sucked) which will be a glorious achievement, and if so, then I believe PES reigning days among hardcore fans are over... sadly over and worst of all, not only because of EA's constant improvement, but because of Konami's own mistakes.
no im not joking,and dont think im a fifa fan boi as well,in fact it used to be the other way around,pro was all i used to play till i played fifa 08,i admit pes 08 gameplay is better than fifa 08 but every other thing is better than pro,like i said im still gonna play both pes 09 and fifa 09 before i choose which one il stick to,but i see my self choosing fifa 09 cuz of graphics,skills and ball control.
Yeah pes > fifa until 2007 included But fifa 08 > pes 2008, in everything including gameplay. I used to be a PES fan but seriously, they're not the best anymore, they chose to go too much arcadey for their own good and their online sucks really bad too compared to Fifa 08 5v5 and Fifa 09 10v10. Gfx suck too on PES, but that was always true so... This year it SEEMS that Fifa 09 will be the best football game again. Next year though, when Seabass has more time to work on a next gen PES, it could change again. Still, I think I'll buy both this year.
Try 'UEFA Euro 2008' if you can find at a low price, it's a very improved version of Fifa 08, with much more responsive controls... Many of EA Fifa 09 ideas are already in this game (it's made by EA too). I couldn't go back to Fifa 08 after that.
about fifa is that it all shoots on target
CUSTOMIZABLE BUTTONS!!!!!! i mean what the hell let me change the freekin buttons +++ oh and how about u let me use the D pad too, i dont want to use the stick! i just dont!!!! let me change it ! AGH!! why oh why do they not let u change the buttons
easy choice FIFA09 this year i dont know why people give PES the gameplay award cuz i found it to be very arcadey. i liked the winning eleven series a lot but Fifa games were always just more fun especially for beginners and friends of mine
People who play football in real life all like pes why cos of the gameplay
Pes or FIFA?! I always ask myself this question....I guess I'll rent both and see
i told people all they had to do was build off of Euro 2008
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