Excerpt: Categorically, sports games are not friendly for the mobility impaired. With numerous button combinations, button mashing events and quick time reactions, all sports games present problems even assistive technology can't always solve (unless you were talking about expensive eye gaze equipment). FIFA 13 doesn't conform to those standards. The controls for the PC version include a “Two Button” mode that allows total control over the game with just a mouse.
Review: FIFA 13 for the Wii U's innovative GamePad controls makes up for missing features
28 November 2012
Excerpt: The jockeying back and forth every year for the title of 'Best Sports Game' seems to always come down to the NBA 2K series and EA Sports' FIFA series. Soccer is the world's sport for a reason, and the FIFA series offers a ton of option every year. Unfortunately, as a port to the Wii U, FIFA 13 took some features out, making it feel a bit more like FIFA 12 than this year's version. First of all, the game looks just as good on the Wii U as it does on other consoles.
Summary: At its most basic there’s not all that much to football; win possession, pass it around, create an opening and score. And yet, every year we see EA Canada deliver a new FIFA title that adds yet more depth to the game, taking it in an ever more realistic direction, while staying true to the sport’s key elements.
Conclusion: Third time is always a charm and after 2 abysmal games with poor offline and online capabilities PES13 has rectified the franchise and brought some much-needed competition into the virtual world of football. Konami still have a lot of tweaking to do before we can safely say Pro Evolution is back to its best. PES13 is definitely an improvement and one that the fans who have stayed with the franchise will welcome and enjoy.
Summary: FIFA 13 is mostly an incremental update, but the changes made are still significant improvements. When you’re building on a blueprint as near-flawless as that of FIFA 12, that’s no bad thing. FIFA 13 is again awarded the Golden Boot this season. Time to renew that season ticket.
Summary: With Konami’s PES 2013 heralding a return to form for the series, the gap between it and EA Sport’s juggernaut is now, more than ever, at its smallest. FIFA 2013 is by no means a gigantic leap forward from last year’s iteration, but it does just enough to pip PES to the post once more.