Excerpt: Its been over 15 years since EA Sports started making football games, in which time they’ve taken as many steps backwards as they have forwards – FIFA 10 is definitely a step forwards. The game is quicker, more fluid, more balanced, more real. Finding yourself looking for a certain animation or wishing you could repeat that move from a few games a go is not uncommon – but thats real, isn’t it?
Excerpt: For many the launch of a new FIFA game represents an essential purchase, but after the outstanding performance of FIFA 09 is there room for improvement? Can EA add anything to the game and to the many existing modes without spoiling the balance of play? Starting up the game, we once again find ourselves in the Arena, this time with Wayne Rooney practising one-on-one against the keeper.
Excerpt: The referee will even miss fouls, be inconsistent with bookings and red cards, and make incorrect calls of offside from time to time and, while that annoys the hell out of me when it doesn’t go my way, I can’t help but hugely appreciate the way EA have shoehorned an element of human error into computer-controlled official.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts have positioned themselves nicely in the video gaming industry by purchasing previously existing titles and reiterating sports titles year after year. Unfortunately some years you may feel that the new version just wasn’t worth the money spent but rest assured that Fifa 10 is by far, the best installment of Fifa to date and possibly the best football simulation title that has ever been available.
Excerpt: While many 1st and 3rd person shooter games have incorporated a coop mode in the past, it has only been the single player mode in split screen, and often felt like a bit of an afterthought to appease gamers. Army of Two , however, EA’s newest 3rd person shooter, changes this. Here, coop is the rule, not just an option. You control either the stereotypical young, good-looking soldier Elliot Salem, or the stereotypically older, scar-faced soldier Tyson Rios.
Conclusion: Au final, on est forcement un peu déçu de notre rencontre avec ce nouveau venu dans la famille des FIFA. Plus les années passent et plus on a l'impression que les développeurs ont oublié ce que pouvait être un vrai jeu de foot. Car les plus anciens se souviennent de titres qui faisaient la part belle au simple contrôle de balle alors qu'aujourd'hui il suffit d'incliner son stick pour que la baudruche vous colle aux pieds.
Pros: A jour des modifications des équipes, Ambiance des stades, Construction de tactiques sur coup de pied arrêtés
Cons: Mode Be a Pro sur 4 saisons..., L'impression de jouer au 09, Les commentaires pas appropriés
Summary: FIFA ’10 is the perfect evolution of a football game that came seemingly out of nowhere – remember, this was not a good football series until very recently – and usurped Pro Evolution’s title as the best football game on the market. There are still off-pitch issues, but on the pitch, where it matters, there’s nothing better.
Excerpt: Last year I said FIFA 09 was the best FIFA ever created. Now, 12 months on, that statement is untrue, because FIFA 10 is even better. For a while now I've been wondering how EA Canada would better FIFA 09. The game engine it's built on, one that's put PES into the shade since the release of FIFA 07, feels at its peak.
Conclusion: Gameplay: 90/100 - Outstanding New controls and the addition of custom set plays add a new dimension to the experience, that improves it from FIFA 09. Lasting Appeal: 100/100 - Perfection With Manager Mode being improved, Virtual Pro, Be A Pro, and tons of Online Options, you're probably going to invest A LOT of hours into this game.
Summary: I approached " FIFA 10 " wondering just how the almost perfect football game could be improved. Undoubtedly it has with the inclusion of the new 360 degree player movement and the more realistic AI which still has room for improvement but is no more realistic than ever in addition to the improvements to the ‘Virtual Pro‘ and ‘Manager‘ modes.