Over at Operation Sports, there’s a very interesting article about FIFA slowly but surely becoming the premier football game. You can tell from the way it’s written that the guy has years of experience playing PES and FIFA, and I 100% agree with everything that he says. Here’s a quote:
I mean a series like PES was always able to thrive, despite lacking all of the same resources as FIFA, because it had such classic gameplay and an addicting Master League mode. However, the instant FIFA was able to also include comparable gameplay, that balance of power immediately shifted to FIFA because all of those formerly superfluous details, like entirely real rosters, clubs and stadiums, suddenly meant something more.
You can read the article in its entireity here.