'Every year, with each new FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer that is inevitably announced, the same spiel is always spouted in the same identical question and answer sessions by a producer with a slightly better haircut than the previous incumbent.
Without doubt he (it normally is a he) will mention the improved player likenesses, despite them still looking like the USSR female weight-lifting team. Perhaps, also, he will mention improvements in touch, movement and the like. Finally, he will hit the holy grail; realism. Realism is that mythical enigma that every sports game wishes to achieve; to create the closest possible representation of the real thing. . .'