EA announced their plans for iPhone and iPod Touch gaming back in March 2009 and now, some 6 months later, FIFA 2010 is ready to be released.
It’s said that the game will contain 30 different leagues, 570 different teams and 12,620 players. An impressive database if that holds true, plus multiplayer support using the built-in WiFi.
When it comes to FIFA vs PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) for PlayStation, then I’ve always preferred FIFA. With that said, I think EA has been making the game worse every year, for some time now. They add visual effects and maybe some new tricks etc., but the user interface in the menus are amazingly stupid. It takes a ton of keypresses just to set up an online match and if it fails you have to go through the whole process again.
Same thing when you want to play a match, why do you have to get through the arena where you can shoot at a goal all by yourself all the time (it’s okay when the game loads but not after!), and why should you confirm (twice, as I recall?) that you want to go to back to the main menu after you played a match – it’s not like you have that many other options…
And what’s up with all the keypresses necessary to even get into the game after you launched it through the PlayStation menu?!
I could rant on and on about how much I’ve come to dislike FIFA in the past few years, but I haven’t played in a long time so luckily I forgot most of the things that I hate about it.
With that said, I don’t see how they EA could have made the iPhone game any worse – I might actually consider getting FIFA 2010 for my iPhone 3GS. I enjoyed playing “Real Football” by GameSpot (a great game maker for handheld devices!).