We’re in between a few posts here at TSG. Anyone know where we can get a (hot) intern who can do research, fact checking, and maybe wash some jerseys and shorts? Just asking.
TSG commentor Chris in San Francisco (the same guy who tried to befriend Messi in Fog City) just sent us this video commercial of Fifa 10 below. I don’t know if I am more excited for the World Cup or to check out this video game now.
If you’ve got the game, please weigh in with some commentary. My biggest issue always?
As a child of Pitfall on Atari and two or three-button “paddles” (controllers that my brother “claimed” were always broken….I can hear him know, “My “B” button isn’t working, it’s stuck….we have to start over.”) and graphics that would have kids these days asking, “What’s wrong with your TV, man?,” I always feel they over-engineer these games a bit. What’s the use in having a double scissors move with Ronaldo if I have to press some combination of A, hold B, C, then “start twice” all in realtime just to make it work?
Anyway, if you’ve got the game, weigh in with the pros, cons and whose player ratings are off. A few notes on those player ratings:
• If they give Messi or Ronaldo “Jeremy Roenick” (and please tell me some of you know what I’m talking about) powers, then that’s lame.
• If Dimitar Berbatov’s shooting ability (or Brian Ching’s for that matter) is anything above a 55 on a 100-point system, then, yes, that’s lame too.
• And if Michael Owen doesn’t have a “durability” or “strength” rating of a 4 (again out of 100), well then that’s super, don’t buy the game lame. I would play England or Man U in ’10 just to be dribbling with Owen up the field and without contact here a crack followed by a John Madden-esque, “Oh no! There’s a man down.”
Back to the USMNT on TSG shortly, but first this word from folks we’re not sponsored by.
Upon reading the post, my brother and I had this exchange:
Mark: i can’ t believe you didn’t write about the fact that you went out and bought xbox just for fifa when i was visiting