Tuesday, 28 September 2010

FIFA 11 / PES 2011

This week saw us with the release of the FIFA 11 and PES 2011 demo's on PS3 and XBOX360. 
My thought at first was the 2 games were very similar to their predecessors, however there are quite a few changes which take a while to notice at first. 
Firstly, FIFA 11 has introduced a more thorough way to organise your defense, a lot better than you could in FIFA 10 anyway. 
PES 2011 also has a much better penalty taking system, as the one in PES 2010 was quite..shit. This made it much better to take spot kicks, and could be groundbreaking for online game modes when the perfection of a penalty matters so much to the player.


Overall, however, I was unimpressed with the content of the demo's. After almost 2GB each, I expected something more than 2 teams per game, Barcelona & Bayern Munich on PES and Chelsea and Barcelona on FIFA.
However, both games themselves were impressive and I can see the competition between the two becoming even stiffer as both companies try to outdo the other.


Here are Lionel Messi and David Villa's first impressions of FIFA 11






47 comments:

  1. just tried fifa 11 through the demo on xbox live and i enjoyed it, first time i have ever played

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  2. I saw this at the store and thought about picking it up. Looks like an awesome game. Thanks for the post!

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  3. Loaded up FIFA11 at work... pretty fun.

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  4. Do you actually play soccer games man?

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  5. The tweeks between each fifa seem so minimal in recent years, ive also tried the demo and nothing really impressed me either

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  6. Not much of a sports game fan, but hey, to each their own. ;3 Nice to see a fellow video game reviewer.

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  7. practically the same within a nuthsell

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  8. Never like sport games but I have to admit Fifa2011 is just amazing! I can play it all night long!

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  9. always great to play fifa with friends and beers. =)

    smoochies n' poopies! :*

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  10. I always get Fifa and PES 2011 won't change that.

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  11. Sounds cool, my friend always talks about how great these games are but I have yet to play one.

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  12. Brazilan league here, UEFA is a loser.

    VIVA SANTOS

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  13. meh I've never really been able to get into fifa or PES. Fifa Street was my favorite just because it was so arcadey

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  14. Since the release of fifa 10, people have realised that EA has really steped up their game, PES is still pretty good but fifa is starting get to grips on the realism and interactive play for football games

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  15. this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

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  16. pes > because i'm a scrub at football games ;p

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  17. I've got a friend who's nuts about football games. Never really 'got' it myself, except for that really violent one on the NES!

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  18. oh yeah, football is so great!

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  19. Yep certainly a lot better game now

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  20. I haven't played a soccer game in so long. Not a huge fan of soccer but always enjoyed playing the video games!

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  21. Good review. Sorry though I just can't get into football games...well sports games on the whole. It's more fun watching it or physically playing it rather than palying a digital representaion. But again great post, looks like you're doing good so far!

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  22. a friend has been pushing me to get fifa but i keep reading that pes is better

    might just have to get both

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  23. fifa is always fun to mess around in

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  24. i've heard mixed reviews about fifa 11, apparently the passing is a lot different.

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  25. I'm an avid reader of yours so I'd appreciate it if you headed over to my blog and voted in my poll and stuff =)

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  26. I wonder how much they regret having put rooney on the cover

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  27. Dunno, really like to play real football better, but maybe i'll give it a try :)

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  28. this game looks like meh... that was my impression anyway

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  29. and another gaming blog hell yeah

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  30. Usually I don't play soccer games, but I might recinsider.

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  31. not realy a fan of footbal :) but I played earlier FIFA games and I eyoed them :)

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  32. hmm ive never played pes, is it better

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  33. Ive heard great things about the first one

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  34. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  35. Fifa 11 is waaaaaaaaay better

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