Fifa 10 is here and it's pretty darn awesome! After EA refreshed and rebooted the series with an excellent instalment last year many were left wondering how on earth they could possibly make it any better. Well, whilst it's not a massive departure from the 09 incarnation (if it ain't broke...), they have tweaked a few things here and there to make Fifa 10 the most complete football experience yet.
Thankfully, the kind people at 365games have cut the price on the Wii version of the game down to £22.98 inc. delivery for the moment - a good £3 less than the nearest competitor at MyMemory (£25.95).
Fifa 10 is quite frankly, in my opinion, the best football game out there at the moment. The only reason I haven't picked it up myself at the moment is because I'm glued to my friend's PS3, battling him for footballing supremacy. It really is a treat to play. The new 360 degree dribbling makes a subtle yet notable difference to the fluidity of gameplay. Gone are the days when the Fifa franchise could be laughed off as the arcade sibling to Pro Evo's realism; those roles are now reversed. One of the biggest gameplay tweaks is that Fifa 10 feels like a much more muscular game, especially in attack. When scything into the penalty box I really felt like I was having to battle to fend off the man mountain of a defender alongside me. The dodgy goalkeeper AI has also been tweaked, although occasionally we found they still tended to make one or two David James-esque blunders!
The Manager Mode - which was still pretty clunky in the 09 version - has also been given a dust down, and the revamped growth system works particularly well. They've tweaked the staff upgrade system, and now you can even fiddle with your squad's shirt numbers. The crowd chants and goal celebrations are back too, although so too is the awful commentary.
Commentary aside, though, the beautiful game has never been quite so brilliantly captured in a video game.
Thanks to CharlieDouglas from Hotukdeals