Tag Archives: Football Game

Fifa 11

Having played a fair few football games in my life, I can safely say that none have come very close to matching the fun I had when I played International Superstar Soccer: Deluxe on the SNES as a lad. That game pretty much formed my sense of what I found fun in a game; thanks largely to the commentator (“OH NO, OWN GOAL?!?!”) and the superbly ridiculous goals you could score. When I installed FIFA 11 last week, I expected it to follow the path of its predecessors, which couldn’t quite step up to the mark set by ISS:D. Happily,…

Pro Evo – a soccer story

I crave narrative. Almost all the games I love have strong storylines, wordy dialogue, and detailed characters. RPGs and adventures—those are my favourite games. I rarely have a “quick game” of something. Immersion, writing, and atmosphere are key. Yet the game I played more than any other last year has none of these things. It has no plot, no dialogue, no characters, and no themes. The writing within the game is minimal, functional at best, and it doesn’t even pretend to have a storyline. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is a football game through and through. It is almost a guilty…