Excerpt: Sometimes you just have to play a sports game for the pure joy of it and forget about the realistic side of the sport. The FIFA 10 release for the Wii combines some pure arcade elements wrapped around some of the more exciting elements of the sport to give up a game that will certainly not seat itself in the real world, but will provide enjoyment nonetheless.
Excerpt: For every Pele there is a Diego Maradona or even a David Beckham that makes us realize that just when we thought we saw the best there comes the next greatest thing to prove that the game can always get better. The same can be said about sports games, particularly EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer franchise that has seen some excellent titles even on the PSP but it isn’t until FIFA 10 that we realize that we haven’t seen great until now.
Excerpt: Rarely, in the course of writing reviews do I use personal pronouns; however, as a preface to the review of FIFA Soccer 10, it might be helpful to note that I have a vested interest, passion if you will, in the game of soccer. Having started to play the sport roughly around the time I entered the first grade, for the past 40 or so years, it has been part of my life.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts has delivered a fantastic soccer title with FIFA Soccer 10. They have fine-tuned the areas that were needed from FIFA Soccer 09 and have listened to the demands of the fans. The manager mode has received a plethora of improvements, the 360 dribbling system allows for better control of the ball, and the all-new Virtual Pro mode is a godsend for soccer fans. To simply put it in a few short words, FIFA Soccer 10 is one of 2009’s better sports titles.
Summary: „Stillstand ist der Tod.“ Diese Zeilen sang einst Herbert Grönemeyer in all seiner Gleichgültigkeit. Würde ich hier ein Videoreview singen, würde es sich wohl ähnlich anhören. Es bleibt abzuwarten, ob sich dieser Stillstand auch in den kommenden Jahren fortsetzt. Gegenüber dem Vorjahr hat sich wenig verändert, zu wenig im Endeffekt. Die zwei Awards vom Vorjahr kann die PSP-Version nicht verteidigen.