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3.0 out of 5 stars
FIFA 2005 still has a way to go before matching PES4, 4 Oct. 2004
FIFA 2005 is the latest in the series of EA sports football game. However once again the game which promises so much delivers little again. The controls have been improved but if you looking to play zippy one touch football forget it. The movement is cumbersome and as with FiFA 2004 it is nearly impossible to play a through ball pass.The new fangled one touch is more of a gimmick than a useful feature. You really get the feeling that not a lot of development has taken place.
This year heading the English commentary yet again is John Motson with special comments by Ally McCoist. It's more fluent than ever. I found this year they didn't fall behind the play as they did on occasions last year, where sometimes the commentary was delayed and out of order. This year the commentary seems as good as any other sports game I've played.Definitely the best commentary ever in a football game.
Player creation is better . The face making feature especially is improved butit's not as good as PES4 Unfortunately you cannot shape the body in a specific way and original faces (for example a face of figo) cannot be used on your own created players.
Editing original players is also not possible.
If your interest is in customised leagues with the right badges then fifa 2005 is the game, but if your looking for an authentic footballing game there can only be one choice Pro evolution 4. The gameplay of PES4 is untouchable, the players look and move more realistically,and you also have the ability to beat players with your dribbling skills. the artificial intelligence of the defenders is fantastic making it very difficult to win games on the hardest difficulty level.The new freekicks and penalty options also add realism that FIFA 2005 can't match. As a professinal gamer I get both games free. However if you have to choose one, then PES4 take the plaudits for another year FIFA 2005 has improved but still has a long way to go before it can match PES4 for gameplay, authenticity, and difficulty.