FIFA 09 Better than PES – Hands-On @ Gameplayer

The annual battle between FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer looks to be heating up this year with reports coming in from Gameplayer that the mighty PES may have finally been trumped by EA's big-spending FIFA series.

"The brilliant new animation technology extends beyond looking sweet and making the Ronaldos and Rooneys of the world carve it up on-screen like they do on the field. The whole game world feels more alive. Collision detection has been pumped up impressively and is now dynamic, so rather than getting canned 'stacking it' animations when two players collide they will dive heroically in every way imaginable depending on both the players body positions and momentum at the time and the point of collision. This may be in the form of a trip, or a contested header, or even two people shouldering into each other as they chase down a ball. Very impressive stuff."

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SlappingOysters5670d ago

But the last two version, especially the last one, really pi$$ed me off.

I am happy for FIFA to come to the table with a comparative gameplay experience and it seems like they very well might off. Looking forward to seeing some PES previews come out of Leipzig for further comparrison.

sonarus5670d ago

They never said Fifa is better than PES. Lets just wait till Leipzig and see what konami has to offer us

SlappingOysters5670d ago

no, they said it was better that the last PES and that the ball was no in Konami's court.

And they said that PES 3 is still better than any of the last five FIFAs, so saying it is better than last year's title is a big deal

sonarus5670d ago

Not really last yrs PES was complete crap. PES probably won't be shaping up for another year or two. Its nice to hear Fifa is coming up but at the end of the day it still lacks that core gameplay that PES has

La Chance5670d ago (Edited 5670d ago )

I dont see how FIFA can beat PES in gamplay but they sure have passed PES in everything else.
PES is just like a drug , I used to be a FIFA player back in the day but got just one taste of PES and never went back again.

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PopEmUp5670d ago

but I still buy PES if it turn out that they delivered their promised if not screw them

arakouftaian5670d ago

even that PES still on last gen gameplay is way better than fifa but this year for the firt time i may pass n not buy n not play a soccer game for my firt time in over 10 years but i hope next year PES go beyound last gen n make me happy

mariusmal5670d ago

i will always be a PES fan. it is the real football sim. fifa is still too arcade even tough they made some amazing progress. but the last PES version was a slap in the face... master league doesnt even have kit selector, how dumb is that ?

TrooGamer5670d ago

No new PES engine until next year!

Also the they are talking about PES2008 which was a mess

Sheddi5670d ago

I guess Im getting fifa09 this year and pes10 next year, because I hated pes08 engine.

mariusmal5669d ago

what about the gameplay ? i dunno.. i thought that gameplay was the main reason why we play games.

kosha5669d ago

I agree pes2008 was a mess compared to the games before and the slowdown does piss you off but i still play it nearly evey day. For me the gameplay is miles ahead of fifa's but i know alot of my friends would disagree

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Is Anybody Out There?

GamingLives mourns the decline of socialising in online games and explores why.

" If an individual wants to include a social side to their gaming, they must now do so in dedicated communities, gaming clans and guilds, or by restricting themselves to their own friendship groups. No longer can it be found in our everyday experiences of the games we play online."

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TotalSynthesisX4042d ago

The reason why no one chats in-game anymore is because of three types of people:
1) The assholes that take the game too seriously and insult anyone that's better or worse than them,
2) The trolls that do nothing but teamkill or play loud, obnoxious music through the mic, and
3) The prepubescent snot-nosed children that are a mix of everything above.

If gamers actually had respect for one another and did their best to keep a clean competitive online environment, then maybe more people would be willing to plug their mics in. The odds of that ever happening, though? Slim. Very slim. It's a fact that being an anonymous entity online gives people a scapegoat to be immature; it gives them a mask to hide behind, and it's common for gamers to abuse that anonymity. Half of the stuff gamers say to each other while playing a game, they would never say face-to-face. Try going up to a random person at a gas station or shopping mall and call them a "d***-sucking f***** n*****" or talk about their mother. Odds are they'd deck you in an instant. But online? There's nothing they can do. It's essentially a Get Out Of Jail Free card.

It's a sad reality, but that's just the way it is -- and as much as we want it to change, it probably never will.


Football games: Worth every penny or a total con?

TGC writes: There are those that like to argue whether you are a Fifa gamer or a Pro Evolution Soccer gamer. I’m going to take it one step further and say your either a football gamer or a non football gamer. The fact of the matter is a new game comes out every year with possibly the slightest difference from the previous game and they release it onto the shelves in quantities thinking that they’ve made something new and improved. I really think they should hold a prize for anyone who can spot the difference between FIFA 09 and FIFA10 because I’m really struggling.

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showtimefolks4218d ago

I use to buy every sports game I was interested in madden,MLB,nba and wwe along few others and I remember buying playing for few days than thinking why I paid full price for this. Than one year about 4 years ago I said no more and I have never bought another sports game at launch sometimes I do buy me when they $20 on craiglist of sale but that's barely

IMO sports games don't do enough to justify a fully price and that's just my opinion

If 2k can sell nfl 2k5 for $19.99 and make a profit than why are games today with less content are selling for full 60? No wonder why EA ran to nfl and bought the exclusive rights


Sports games shuld be every 2 years and in between dlc and more updates and stuff like tournaments

berndogskate4218d ago

If people are willing to buy them then whats the problem? i think its cod or mw123 you should be talking about, the new pes and fifa look good this year.