I admit I used to be one of them. Yeah u know.....one of them. Banging my chest in FIFA's name. Claimimg I had one of the best things next to sex. I spent countless hours with my buddies indulging in what I considered, at the time, to be the greatest pastime...FIFA.
But I have seen the salvation my brothers (and sisters, if any). The one thing you can say for me is that I saw the light and I reached out. I wasn't trying to be stuborn. Didnt condemn WE/PES. I just calmy, with an open mind did my research, read the reviews, the previews, the forums, absorbed the advice, and did some soul searching. I admitted I lost my way. It was hard but i did it. I realised that there was a part of me missing. A part of me I had let slip away when I sold my copy of ISS deluxe on the SNES. I said to myself, that is where the root of my trangressions lay.
So what did I do...... I did my penance. I deleted the devillish files. Destroyed the malicious discs (excluding FIFA2003, I gave that away). my brothers, I have been pure for the last 3 weeks.I have fasted, worked doggedly to earn some money and bought a PS2, a memory card, and pre-ordered the game. I even got an extra controller so that I will be able to show others the way, the truth and the light. I refrained from modding my PS2 simply because i couldnt handle that alongside paying for my tuition for grad school.
Now all I hope is that you all embrace me as a prodigal son, who has seen the errors of his ways and hopes to have them atoned for by braving the arduous yet delightful journey of mastering this
wondeful game and becoming a true member of this brotherhood of the bets thing to happen to man.
I hope I am forgiven, and have inspired many to have the courage to make a change in their lifes, it will be monumental. Now, all I can say is let March 12th come upon us so i can begin to waste away my life the right way
I think 90% of people here, played FIFA as their dominant game before completely switching over to WE/PE. I use to play FIFA back in the days of FIFA98, via modem. Played guys from all over, racked up the phone bill big time. FIFA2000 was the first real disappointment, FIFA2001 did it for me, I quit after that, searching for a new game. Then I heard of WE5. So I promptly bought a PS2, ordered the game, the rest is history. Played every KonamiTyo game since WE5, haven't played any FIFA game since FIFA2k1...except demo's.
"ok, PES 2, is without doubt the best football game ever but, has anybody noticed how when they celebrate after scoring a goal, how GAY the celebrations look?" - Jam
I too was a FIFA sinner but then I saw the light. I made excuses that I was happy with FIFA and convinced myself that I didn't have that soccer gaming void in my life that only Konami could fill but finally after many unhappy hours with FIFA 2003 I had a revelation. FIFA SUCKS ASS!
Hence, I became a Konami convert and now I see truly as Neo saw in The Matrix. Now I see what a steaming pile of dogturd FIFA is and how PES2 and Winning Eleven are the pure articles that bring realism to all who seek.
fifa is all show no go. even with WE's vastly superior gameplay, it also has better animations and ball physics (as opposed to FIFA which does not know what physics is) .. WE looks like people are playing footie instead of just sliding the ball around while it is stuck a foot in front of your foot.