Reviews – FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 and Showbiz Gossip

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014

FIFA 14:
It’s that time again, when the two best footie games go head-to-head in the battle for your cash.
We might have to wait for the Xbox One and PS4 version before we see any major improvements to graphics and artificial intelligence of players, but the current version still has a few changes. EA have added the ‘heart’ element from PES (see below) to their game and I have to say have done it slightly better. It’s really cool playing as Charlton Athletic against Spurs in a cup match and hearing the Charlton fans singing: “Premiership, you’re having a laugh”, which creates a realistic atmosphere. Both games feel slower in terms of speed, again to create a more realistic match. In FIFA, the gap  between the small and large teams seem wider this year, and the same goes with the players. For example, Gareth Bale’s movement, accuracy, ball control and overall skills are simply awesome and unstoppable. The Ultimate Team mode is still excellent and this year has been improved, removing the boring task of organising online single matches. You can also apply new chemistry styles to players, for example adding in extra defensive chemistry to boost a defensive player’s game.
PES 2014:
Close Second
This year’s PES is most noticeable different, because Konami have rebuilt the game’s ‘engine’ from scratch.
Konami have really taken the battle to FIFA this year. This marks a new beginning for the popular PES series, with an all-new engine (the programme that runs the game) allowing for the most comprehensive advance for the series since its launch. The new engine powers six key elements, which combine to create something much closer to a real football game. The six new elements include ‘trueball’ technique – how the ball moves and how players use it. First touch and sublime control sets certain players apart from others. One of the most popular new elements to the game was the ‘heart’ element which aims to recreate the  effect of team support for players and the team. So, if a player pulls off a great tackle or pass, the crowd will cheer and give them a little boost. But, if you muck something up, the fans could get on your back and affect a player’s confidence.
Not everyone agrees with the highly rated (9/10) game: