I have been playing FIFA for a long time. I love FIFA, because FIFA makes me become a player instead of just a football fan who only could watch the game and cheer for others. One week ago I had PES 2015 retail code, I found PES and FIFA are totally different. In my opinion, there are four points of difference between PES and FIFA.
Firstly, tactical depth. FIFA 15 has been outgunned here after bringing in it’s own wave of new tactical options this year in the form of Player Instructions and multiple saved formations. But whilst FIFA has the better layout and navigation, PES 2015 contains more options than you can imagine, the best of which being it’s fluid formation changes which you can pre-configure to some depth. Being able to setup an attacking 4-3-3 formation, which switches automatically to a 4-5-1 when you lose the ball is so useful it’s untrue. And again that key word is ‘automatic’. In FIFA you’d have to press a button every time. No thanks.
Secondly, positioning.This leads me neatly on to positioning, where again PES betters FIFA by doing the simple things really well. For example, in PES 2015 when a center back has the ball, his partner naturally drops a few yards deeper to become available for a pass. Your CDM then moves in to become an option for him, and your full back naturally creeps up to become an outlet for both. All of what I’ve just described can happen in FIFA, but normally it has to be instigated by the user. PES also wins the positioning war in overall team shape, flexing more naturally than FIFA rigid width which it stubbornly maintains regardless of ball position. In FIFA 15 this leaves huge chasms between full backs and center backs and it’s the root cause the games prolific through ball success rate.
Thirdly, time and space. Quite simply put, PES 2015 has it, and FIFA 15 doesn’t, but the question is why? Both games are played with the same number of players, and within the same confines, yet PES 2015 feels open and free whilst FIFA feels comparably claustrophobic? The answer lies in the player physics and the AI behaviors. About this point, I think a lot of people have the same feeling.
The last, speed. I do mean the speed things move and either way PES is the more methodical of the two games anyway. In fact, by speed I also mean how quick the engine reveals itself to you guys. When I play FIFA 15I feel like the game is in a rush. Not just in terms of pace, but also in terms of what the game want to show me. However, FIFA doesn’t want to take you out for dinner, get to know you, and then move on to some gentle petting. Ha Ha……
In a word, these two games are both my love, even they have their own weaknesses and disadvantages, I will love them fairly.