FIFA 10 details
|Formats:||3 PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2|
|Rental release:||02 Oct 2009|
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Solid incremental updateBy Cigol (27 reviews) from England , 04 Oct 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]It's actually a good, solid release with not a lot to complain about. The graphics are showing their age and the menu system is due an overhaul - but other than that it's business as usual. They've added enough new features to make it feel fresh, but there's no getting away from the air of familiarity - this is FIFA as you know it.
The new 360 degrees of movement sounds great on paper, and it does work rather well for what it is, but it looks to be shoe-horned into the existing system so it doesn't really add a great deal on the face of it. Even though there is a nice flow to the game it's still rather clumsy and it can get quite bogged down with the ball at the players feet.
The usual assortment of gamemodes remain intact but 'virtual pro' is a nice, new addition, offering a sort of RPG-esque build up, and providing an incentive to grind out playtime both offline and online to unlock accomplishments.
You can pick this up at one of the big supermarkets in a good deal (around £24) and at that price I'd say it's worth it, otherwise stay clear and rent it. In my opinion, as with other recent FIFA's, it's not really taking advantage of Konami's inability to get up to speed on the next-generation consoles. Maybe they are holding back? But it's a good release don't get me wrong, just not something to shout about.
abouseloutly intruingingBy gabber (1 review) , 27 Oct 2011i was a fan of pro evo and the other types of football games and said to my friends dont bother they just look like dolls (even though i hadnt even played it)but for once i did and it was absoutly amazing! then i thought what i had been missing out on!i wondre what fifa 11 whill look like?
Just Fifa09...By Goldbergsdragon (102 reviews) from Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom , 27 Dec 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Like my title says this is really just Fifa09, it just has more in it for example more game modes/types and more to do. Worth buying if you are a football fan I guess, but if you are a trophy hunter then I would recommend renting it getting what trophies you can and then buying it when its extremely cheap, like I brought Fifa09 for one pound (but even that was not cheap enough).
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Fifa 10 Review for more reviews go to www.solidsneak-gaming.blogspot.comBy SolidSneak (2 reviews) from Buxton , 13 Oct 2009The Fifa football games have been a must buy for me since Fifa 2003. I am not really specifically a Fifa fan or a PES fan I am just a huge football fan! I played fifa 09 a lot this last year and really enjoyed playing 'be a pro mode' and getting into the manager mode so as to get Derby County Football Club to the top of the premiership. The first big difference that everyone will notice in Fifa 10 is that there is now full 360 degree dribbling. This makes a huge difference to how the game plays and makes it look and feel much more like a real football match rather than a video game. Fifa 09 still worked on diagonals not in such an obvious way like PES 2009 however you wont realise how restrictive it was until you've played Fifa10 for a while and then try to go back in Fifa 09. You can angle runs passes and shots to your exact liking and it makes a tremendous difference to what was already a decent simulation of a regular football match. It's tempting to say that if FIFA 10 is basically FIFA 09 with 360 degrees of control and a squad update, it would be at least an 8/10 if that was the case to be completely honest. This doesn't seem to be the case though. Ball physics have remained fantastic, with shots, long and short range passes accelerating and then slowing in an absolutely realistic manner. The ball will also control differently depending on the weather conditions, for example on a wet, rainy pitch the ball will travel much faster and go further when travelling along the ground due to the slippery surface. This really adds to the games incredible realism. Also the ball seems to be less inclined to blasting high over the crossbar now which was one of my complaints about the old game. Now in my opinion I think one of the best things the developers at EA Canada have done is that they have given the AI the ability to make realistic mistakes. In older versions of Fifa it seemed that generally in a one on one with the keeper the striker would always score if he kept it low or if a tall player rose for a headed shot and got to the ball he would then nearly always score. In Fifa 10 players will make mistakes based on there ability or because you just get unlucky and Lampard decides to fall over his own feat in the penalty area due to being under pressure from a defender. Players now slip over in bad conditions when off balance and taking a shot or try head the ball with and end up scoring of the bar with there left shoulder which again all adds to the overall realistic feel of the game. In Fifa 09 the only mistakes seen were basically glitches in the game such as scoring a 90th minute winner by slamming a ball through the goal keepers torso and into the back of the net. Despite striving to deliver a great sports simulation, FIFA 10 makes good decisions about where to ignore reality continuing to forget about inadvertent back-passes, handballs and other things for which the player can't be held responsible for. EA seem to have listened to fan complaints and now have even become more lenient in the right areas free kicks can be given away by players sliding in after the ball has been played which happened to often FIFA 09. There are some noticeable changes in the interface too like the option to change kicker on dead balls using the drop down menu. You also sometimes get the opportunity to play a quick free kick instead of the regular ones in which every member of each team will be marked up instead you can play a quick through ball to the forward and then hopefully slot one home before the opposition have any clew as to what's happened. Another area that EA have applied some much needed polish, is to that of your created 'Virtual Pro'. You design a player who can now even have your own 'Game Face', if you can be bothered to uploaded one to EA's servers on your PC. Your 'Virtual Pro' is available in any offline mode,Pro Club or ranked matches online. You can also gain some experience points in some random exhibition matches if you like and you can even gain experience in the practice Arena (the third-person perspective knock around area that keeps you occupied during and hides FIFA's loading screens). Virtual Pro is a interesting and well thought out player progression mode. It still has a solid online section to the game with the ability to play as 1 member of a a ten man team (not including the keeper) or just play a 1 on 1 match against someone whilst controlling a full squad. One clever new feature is that Be A Pro matches can now be set to have five human players rather than 10 allowing for an AI defence. EA are also trying some slightly more ambitious game options such as the new 'Live Season' which doesn't really interest me however some may enjoy the mode in which you can play upcoming real life matches that are happening in that week of 'RL' (real life) :) and then see how your results and real life results compare. My only major complaint about the game would be that the 'Artificial Intelligence' you play against in the offline modes are still very risk averse not as much as in previous Fifa games but still to a very noticeable level. This is the only aspect of the game that clearly takes away from the rest of the Games realistic simulation of a football match. There is more for EA Canada to work on but this years Fifa will definitely keep football fans going until next years addition and Fifa 10 in my opinion is definitely the football |game of choice over PES 2010. The big difference between FIFA 10 and last years FIFA 09 is that EA seemed to have known exactly where the former issue of Fifa Football fell short and makes up for it in almost every way in FIFA 10. 9/10 Please do check out my blog. www.solidsneak-gaming.blogspot.com
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Wish I got itBy Ezzy525 (8 reviews) from Manchester , 10 Oct 2009I would review this game properly if it had been delivered... however, i have played a friends copy and I must say the game is very good, other than the fact it may not get to your house, i recommend renting it as it is a 5 star game lol.
FIFA just keeps on improvingBy a customer from Basingstoke , 08 Oct 2009I have only played FIFA for an hour so far, an already it has outperformed 09 in my opinion. The graphics are a lot smoother and realistic, the game has in general become more realistic. It is sometimes annoying when the assistant refs give wrong decisions, but that is more like real life!
The 360 degree control is complicated to start off with when you have played it for so long before, but you can get the hang of it quite easily.
The virtual pro is pretty awesome, I have just made myself and it is accurate. The achievements too are fun to try and do and will be good to see what happens later...
Overall, a great game and recommend people to buy it rather than rent :P