The gaming franchise is quite frankly buzzing due to the undoubtedly approaching release dates of the most influential soccer games in the world. Most definitely its either PES or FIFA and so sides must be taken. Kenyan gamers are some of the most pathetic gamers in the world and don’t get me wrong about their gaming abilities cause that is not their problem, their major issue is they lack facts. Before I am judged I have proof.
Most of the time you will hear them cry, scream and completely humiliate the PES standards of gaming by saying how the game is not up to per without any proof or proof solely derived from the older version of PES got from play station 2 console which was a rather more kinky game play. Then people who even play PES rarely come out to talk about it maybe because they may feel discriminated. Then again most gaming lounges only provide FIFA services (putting it as if it’s some petrol station) and only acquire import FIFA versions.
In this article I do not want to depict Konami as the better franchise in soccer gaming technology than EA sports but I would rather give it the acclaim it deserves so much.
This year the users show a great deal of expectations as seen from the many enhancement requests reported through blogs and discussion forums thus as seen from the preview of both games there has been more precise adjustments in the dynamics of action and more realistic animation of the players on the field. So the battle isn’t just between PES vs. FIFA or KONAMI vs. EA SPORTS but it also includes FOX vs. IGNITE engines which power the different games.
Now let us look at it on a more prospective FIFA 15 vs. PES 15 kind of way : Reports by Shinji Hirana, President of Konami European division, “The next version will be completely different. 2014 is a transition year for the franchise, so expect great things. I cannot reveal certain details of PES 2015 but we are ready for a great return.” The cover on the FIFA 15 this time round is Lionel Messi(North America cover is Clint Dempsey) while the cover on PES 2015 is Mario Gotze and not Super Mario but this is good for business as this hypes the world cup final that was Germany vs. Argentina.
FIFA 15 will have a new mode streets as seen on the FIFA 14 seen on PS 4 and also they gave the game the catch phrase FEEL THE GAME due to the great deal of emotions that has been introduced into the game which already existed in PES since PES 2011 but then pipz still be saying FIFA got no swag. Konami has boasted about striving to be the best video game simulator of the sport saying that PES 2015 represents a “true return to core PES values of total control, super responsive controls and renowned game play.” These were the values that sparked the popularity of the game in the PS 2 console which was globally preferred to the then FIFA but please do not be fooled that the game play will be as static and rugged as it was they just want to use the future to implement what the past had on a more intense level and scale or is it magnitude. FIFA on the hand the user has unrestricted control over how they play. I recently saw an interview where the IGNITE group was interviewing senior producer of FIFA and the guy completely explained how FIFA 15 was more real with precise detail such as grass on the pitch moving, corner flags moving, net being rattled and even pitch patterns.
When it comes to graphics it is so evident that PES beats FIFA because of its more lifelike graphics (if you think I’m joking please try both games and give me feedback) but FIFA always beats PES on few smaller details i.e. better presentation of the players and the crowd in stadiums plus awesome field effects. Konami has always had a problem with licenses though the patches are those that can make teams with real names though they eat too much space on computers and consoles thus they don’t have some of the licenses to BPL, Portuguese League and Bundesliga. Unlike PES, FIFA has almost all the leagues and licenses apart from Brazilian league due to some flaws hence won’t be included but it has been said that since FIFA owns most of the licenses themselves as handed by the real FIFA they inflated the prices to prevent PES from having such a huge following. It is quite fascinating to see how far these gaming corporations will stoop down to outdo each other in the battle for ultimate supremacy. Though I’m not taking sides sorry to bust all them FIFA fanatics bubbles give PES a chance because they have better player models who have a deeper resemblance to the real life stars in FIFA.
My verdict is that as much as PES has the better graphics, I have played both games, I would choose FIFA everyday only because it gives a more simpler game play as compared the more difficult gaming style presented by KONAMI but who I’m I to say anything…just your ordinary Kenyan Real Gamer.#KRG