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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,…

Dawn of War 2 – first impressions

I’m quite picky when it comes to RTS games. They all require you to manage lots of units and the controls to do so are always limiting. If I’m going to manage an army I need to be able to see loads of the map so I can plan, and be able to select individual sections of that army easily. Of course, my beloved Supreme Commander does this quite beautifully, but everything else doesn’t. Except, and quite obviously with the big blue text slapped at the top of this post, Dawn of War II. The immediate difference with DoWII is…