It's a funny old game. The tired and overused clique fits perfectly to sum up the tired and overused formula named Pro Evolution Soccer. A proud series without a return to form on current-generation consoles, 2009's rendition of the beautiful game is akin to that of a title-deciding match. As much as the old rival, EA's FIFA, has improved to gain much needed credibility, it can't be helped than to think that all eyes are on Konami's effort. Both games have seen a close launch in the run-up to Christmas, insults have been exchange on forums and blogs in the aftermath of downloadable demos, and with the recent surge in quality from EA, the heat is on.