Now that demos for FIFA 12 and PES 2012 have now been made available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3, we now have to ask which is the best demo? To some this will be an easy question to answer, but for those gamers who have always liked both franchises, the decision will be a lot tougher. Like all games it’s not just down to graphics or even gameplay, it’s about those little extras — although these are not normally evident from a demo.
You do not have to be a gaming expert to know that EA has had the lion’s share of the football/soccer market in gaming, but Konami came back strong last year with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. They did not make a few improvements to the game that it was replacing; instead they gave it a major overhaul. We do not expect the same to happen this year, but we can be certain that they will not allow EA to keep beating them when it comes to these kinds of games.
These demo versions are not the final products, but they do give us a good idea as to how each has evolved. Our readers have been looking at what features they love and hate with FIFA 12 and PES 2012, as well as where they still need to make some improvements, but we are sure that you will also have something to add as well.
One for our readers said that defending with the new 2012 FIFA game would take some getting used to, but once you have mastered it you will just love it. For so long EA has just concentrated with shooting and attacking with FIFA, so nice to see that they are now taking more of an interest into other positions.
There does seem to be an agreement that PES 2012 is still way behind FIFA 12, as the demo shows that it is just not a next-gen version. We just hope that Konami take this concern onboard and evolve its soccer game more than it has done, as the demo does not show much promise. However, that is just an opinion of a handful of our readers, so why not tell us what you think or vote in our poll below. Once you have answered that maybe you will tell us which of the two will you be buying once released?
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