Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 vs Fifa 15 ( PC,PS3, Xbox 360,PS4,Xbox one,PS Vita,Wii)

Update 1.01- Patch for FIFA 15

I’m not that active in this blog for some time. However, I decided to come back (I know nobody cares. Lol :) and do some updates. And one more thing is, this blog is now over 1000+ days old. I thought i should start with a great battle. PES vs. FIFA. The epic rivalry started long time ago. This is the 4th consecutive year I’m writing about FIFA vs. PES. This year it’s Pro evolution soccer 15 vs. FIFA 15.If you haven’t checked the previous battles, it’s here
FIFA 12 vs. PES 12
FIFA 13 vs. PES 13
FIFA 14 vs. PES 14

It’s time for football vs. soccer fight. It’s time for FIFA 15 vs. Pro Evolution Soccer 15. Who’s going to win the battle? Every year they battle for the football crown. But only one came out as victorious.

FIFA 15 Theme Vs PES 15 Theme
This year FIFA 15 slogan is “Feel the game” and PES 15 slogan is “The pitch is ours”. It doesn't matter
The menu system
PES 14 menu system was terrible. It was looked like generic game. PES 15 menus is different. And it quite resembles the FIFA 14 and 15 menu.hatever they use. As long as it’s appealing it’s good to go.

FIFA 15 Engine Vs PES 15 Engine
PES recently adopted the Fox engine which showed marvelous images in Konami’s MGS: ground Zero. After adopting the fox engine, was thought that the PES is making a big step forward. But what really happened is nothing actually changed. Instead felt disappointed. And konami said they didn't fully use the fox engine, only part of it. This time they are fully explored fox engine.
Artificial Intelligence and Gameplay
FIFA AI was always improving except goalkeepers. The goal keepers were terrible. This time they are introducing next generation goal keepers. They rewritten goal keeper AI. Many professional goal keepers are helping EA to create most realistic goal keeping. There will be 50+ save animations for goal keeper alone. That’s a lot. One problem I noted when playing fifa 14 was goal keepers always look at the same position when taking goal kick. They are not tilting their head left or right when taking goal kick towards different positions. It’s like they taking kick to the right looking left. And it’s still there. One new feature they added is grass wearing out overtime. I don’t know anyone care about that. But it has no impact on gameplay. One another feature is visible breathing and cinematic presentation and replays. Another thing noted is blockers out of nowhere when shooting. There is nothing groundbreaking to tell more. Overall it’s an improvement over previous game. What really happened is they added more player animations. And there are real life referees too.  The controls are easy to master and easy to pick up and play for anyone.
Speaking of PES AI, it just fell from very good to good. The most critically acclaimed PES 15 defensive AI needs more improvement. It’s not convincing. Tackles are weak and attackers can run straight without being tackled. However, there are new dribbling skills. You remember PES ID? If not, it’s the real life counter- parts of players. They added more players to their PES ID collection.  Controls are not easy to master for everyone and there’s a steep learning curve.
FIFA got upper hand here with ultimate team which added a new feature. Now player can be loaned to another player for limited matches.
Nothing to say here FIFA got more official licenses except champion’s league. PES got champions league license. As always license was always an issue with PES.

List of PES 15 leagues (fully licensed only)
Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Liga BBVA, Liga Adelante, Argentine Primera División, Chilean Primera División, Categoría Primera A , J-League( Asian version only), Uruguayan Primera División
Note that there are other leagues that licensed but not players and also players and not leagues.
List of FIFA 15 competitions (Fully licensed only)
UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana, AFC Champions League, Suruga Bank Championship (Asian version only).
List of FIFA 15 leagues (Fully licensed only)
A-League, Saudi Professional League, K League Classic, Austrian Bundesliga, Belgian Pro League,Superligaen, Barclays Premier League, Football League Championship, Football League One, Football League Two, Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, League of Ireland, Serie A, Serie B, Eredivisie, Tippeligaen, Ekstraklasa, Primeira Liga, Russian Premier League, Scottish Premiership, La Liga, Segunda División, Allsvenskan, Swiss Super League, Turkish Süper Lig, Liga MX, Major League Soccer, Argentine Primera División, Chilean Primera División,Categoría Primera A.

And finally, The game graphics

Imo graphics doesn't matter in a sports game because it’s centered around gameplay. However, the next gen version of both games produces impressive visuals. But Fifa 15 got more shockingly realistic player face graphics and more animations.

One thing i miss this year is, there are no PS2 vesrion and Will U version. Its,sad :(
Release Date

FIFA 15 is release on September 23.  And PES 15 is on November 13. A demo version of PES 2015 is scheduled to release earlier which is on Sep 17th and now it’s postponed to 23rd.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 vs Fifa 14 ( PC,PS4,Xbox One,PS3, Xbox 360,3DS,PS Vita)

Are we starting this discussion early? No we aren’t. In order to add every details piece by piece we have to start PES 14 vs. FIFA 14 from today. If you’re in dust where we stopped last year, you can check the history here.
FIFA 12 vs. PES 12
FIFA 13 vs. PES 13
Ok. Let’s leave the shadows behind and proceed to FIFA 14 vs. PES 14. Last year FIFA and PES fought well in an undecided battle. But this year is another story. Let’s wait and see who’ll win this year. PES 14? Or FIFA 14?
FIFA 14 Next Gen Engine VS PES 14 Fox Engine
PES 14 will be surprising this year with its new engine called “Fox Engine” first appeared in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The Fox Engine is graphically very powerful. One another feature is lighting effects; the way light shines through and reflects off different materials. And it’s an undeniable fact that current PES AI is better than fifas and with actually working Player IDs

FIFA 14 is using something special this time. FIFA14 is built upon The Next Gen Engine. I’ll give you a clue how things looks like? Battlefield 4 Graphics! But graphics aren’t matter in a sports game. Next gen Graphics will be spectacular and stunning. In a sports game what’s matter is the gameplay. And let’s see who’ll win this time.
PES 14 vs FIFA 14 (PS4/Xbox 720)?

What’s new In PES 14?
Barycentre Physics and Graphics
The new Physics engine uses this Barycentre Physics. This means the player body parts have different weight. And the impact of collision is depends on which body part is hit.
PES 2014 will feature "at least" three new Brazilian stadiums.

Corinthians' current home Estádio do Pacaembu, Grêmio's new Arena do Grêmio, and the recently-renovated Mineirão were all mentioned.

Arena de São Paulo - Corinthians' new home stadium - could also be included.

Stadiums based in other countries, such as France, South Korea, Japan, United States and Mexico, as well as Boca Junior's La Bombonera will also be added.
Konami Team is using “Photorealism” for graphics. Cloth is now separate from the player’s body and stretches. Shirts hang from the players and flow and get pulled when jostling.

What’s new In FIFA14?

UPDATE 17-4 -2013
NEW FIFA 14 Screenshots for PC,PS3 and Xbox 360

FIFA 14 Features
Pure Shot — Shooting has been transformed. Players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net.

Real Ball Physics — Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game.

Protect The Ball — Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo of a match. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed.

Teammate Intelligence — Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking. Defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession.

Sprint Dribble Turns — Utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the ball. Players can move in any direction, preserving their natural momentum and maintaining possession of the ball.

Variable Dribble Touches — The First Touch Control of dribbling varies a player’s touch when dribbling with pace. Skilled players have the touch and control to stand out while less skilled players will experience fewer perfect touches and more uncertainty dribbling.

2nd Chance Tackles — The tackling zone has been extended to enable defenders to combine different types of tackles, recover from missed tackles quickly, and have a second chance to compete for the ball in any tackling situation.

Curling Lofted Through Balls — Players have the ability to curl the ball around opponents to deliver precision passes to teammates or send the ball into space. Skill Games–A competitive practice mode that enable players to learn or master the fundamental skills necessary to compete at FIFA 14.

Career Mode — Search for talent year-round with the new Global Scouting Network that brings the world of professional scouting to life. Develop and refine your own scouting network. Evaluate footballers to uncover the attributes of players who could bolster your squad during the transfer windows.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ice Silver Playstation Vita coming to Honk-Kong

Hong-Kong getting an Ice Silver color PS vita.The Ice silver vita is a basic wi-Fi model without memory card. The new edition will available from February 28 onwards. The price seems too high for a Wi-Fi vita. It’s selling for $294 (HKD$ 2,280).
The Ice silver is nothing but AC:Liberation vita without Ubisoft game if you’re thinking “ I've seen this color before”. By the way this blog is celebrating its second birthday. I know it’s nothing. But it’s a milestone for this blog.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified 2 – PS Vita 2013

If you’re still kicking enemies in Cod:Bod and loving it, here comes the second installment in the game titled as Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified 2. The first version of the game is heavily criticized for the unreliable network mode and poor AI. And was developed by nStigame Games. But the game is still good and not disappointing. May be developer was needed more time to figure out what works instead of quick release.
So. Where this news came from?

“According to a tweet (now deleted) made by Activision Social Media Manager, Dan Amrich, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified 2 is in the pipeline and is scheduled for a Winter 2013 release.”

Awesome ha!.

Why the tweet deleted? Because it could be a premature announcement or there will be an official announcement soon.

Update 15-4-2013
PS Vita: Spanish Retailer Zmart Outs New Call Of Duty game. Release date is November 30.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Microsoft Surface PRO VS PS Vita Comparison

Do you think the next Microsoft tablet called “Surface” or “Surface PRO” is a worthy opponent against the PS vita? Here we are going to compare the MS Surface vs PS vita. Who’ll arise as victorious?
The Past Scenario
At the end of December 2011 the PS Vita has been born. It changed the current handheld gaming with new touch controls and spectacular display. But the Sales were poor initially. But that has been changed lately with new game releases. And sales have been doing well.
The Previous Contenders
The previous worthy contenders are 3DS XL, Razor’s Fiona Gaming tablet, Apple IPhone 5 and some android gaming devices. The 3DS is the direct competitor for PS vita but lacks punch. Apple comes up with IPhone 5 and it’s not a direct competitor or threat. But razor’s tablet “Fiona” absolutely beats PS Vita.

Current Scenario
Microsoft “Surface PRO” VS PS vita Spec comparison
OS: Windows 8 VS PS Vita OS
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip for surface and Intel core i5 for Surface PRO VS QUADCORE ARM CORTEX A9
Display: 10.6-inch Clear Type HD VS. 5” OLED display
Storage: 32GB/64GB VS. Memory card
Price: Unknown VS. $249 for Wi-Fi and $299 for 3G+Wi-Fiu
Ok. And that was about hardware. The surface is a high end pc in tablet form and PS Vita is a handheld console which is of XBOX level. And as you predicted surface wins in this hardware comparison.
 PS Vita Graphics VS Surface Graphics - The Two Graphical Powerhouses
The PS Vita produces unbelievable visuals pretty similar to PS3 and in some cases it overcomes ps3 graphics. But that was the case in first party titles. Surface’s graphics chip is very powerful. Early in July Microsoft exec Don Mattrick mentioned that the upcoming first-person shooter Halo 4 will work with Surface at Gamesbeat 2012. What that means to you? And that explains a lot about surface’s graphics power.
The Future – Games and Price
Ultimately the games and price are the two factors which determine the winner here. The PS vita games library is large and still expanding. Previous generation PSOne classics and PSP games are works on Vita. And there are hundreds of games playable. The Microsoft surface is not yet released but there are thousands of pc games are currently available on the market. And what is promising is “XBOX games are playable on Windows 8 OS”. What if Crysis 3, WatchDogs and HALO 4 released for Surface. From the moment then on PS Vita’s GAME OVER! The price is the other factor. People still say vita is still overpriced. But with bundles, Sony offers great value to the system. Surface price is not announced yet. If surface comes with a $199 price tag then PS Vita may become history. But what is worth noting here is MS surface will compete against Apple IPad and not PS Vita. As i promised the winner must be announced.

Today’s winner (Until October 26) – Sony PS Vita.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nintendo 3DS XL vs Sony PS vita

Ok. I’m not planning to write “The brief history of time”, just comparing the Nintendo 3ds XL and ps vita performance.
The big brother of 3ds has just appeared to compete against ps vita. Both are very aggressively priced and bundles are ready. The new 3DS XL screen is 90% larger than its brother and comes with 4GB Space.
With its 90 percent screen size from 3.58” to 4.88” is a big upgrade that can match psv screen size but the low resolution screen is a bit disappointment. And it is very bulky and cheaper looking.
PSV - Vita has a 5” OLED display that produces gorgeous visuals in any day. It is shorter, slimmer and more pocket friendly than 3DS XL
Winner – PS vita
PS vita – With front and rear cameras, Six axis motion sensor, touchscreen, rear touch pad, GPS, cross Play, Dual analog sticks and OLED screen there’s very little to dislike. However the proprietary memory card which is different from predecessor is disliked by many consumers.
3DS- The improved layout and glass free comfortable 3D is the main selling points of 3DS XL. But the absence of dual circle pad can be noticed.
Winner – PS vita
PS vita – more than 60 games are currently available and another 60 plus game are waiting to get released. That makes a sum of 120 plus games including the exclusives. I forgot to mention that another 120 PsOne classics are ready to play on psv and A few selected PSP titles are backward compatible with psv.
3DS XL- Speaking of 3DS XL it’s a 3ds which is backward compatible with predecessor Nintendo DS games and there are plenty of games in its arsenal too.
Winner – No winner, it’s a tie in terms of games.
3DS XL – The game running very fast but graphics looks washed out and very dark. The screen brightness can be adjusted, that way the game looks better.
PSV- The colors and contrast are very nice. Of course the big screen and high resolution is the big difference. The first party titles like uncharted looks very great in amount, scale and intensity.
Winner- PS vita.
VALUE- Nintendo 3DS XL is retailing at $200 and ps vita wifi for $249 with some great bundles. Except the 3G version of ps vita costs more. So our sole recommendation goes to PS vita at this point.
Final Verdict
There’s still plenty of points that may we miss. But the overall winner must be announced. And the winner is PS vita.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PS Vita Bundles (The invisible Price Cut): - A new Strategy from Sony

PS vita has been close to celebrate its first birthday. There’s only few months left. So what about its sales? It’s not too good or bad. It’s an average. Ps vita still needs time to penetrate into deep market. We could predict sure it’ll. Now Sony is offering good deals for PS Vita. Of course, this time with the best games.
To boost Christmas sales Sony announced few bundles which has good value in it. Let’s look at these bundles.
Bundle #1 PlayStation Vita Madden NFL 13 Bundle - $249
What’s in the box?
The Black PS vita Wi-Fi system and a copy of Madden NFL 13 game
Bundle #2 PS vita Assassin’s creed 3 Liberation bundle - $249
What’s in the box?
The White Ps vita Wi-Fi system and copy of the game AC3: Liberation and 4GB memory card
Bundle #3 COD Black Ops: Declassified bundle - $249
What’s in the box? A black Ps vita Wi-Fi system, Call of duty black Ops: Declassified Game and 4GB memory card
These are the currently announced bundles. But wait! There are still more bundles coming. These are
Bundle#4- FIFA 13 Bundle
Bundle#5- NFS: Most Wanted Bundle
Bundle#6- Lego the lord of the rings Bundle
Bundle #7- Little Big Planet Bundle
Bundle #8- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Bundle
What’s your decision?
The announced bundles have solid value in it. This is better than the price cut of ps vita. By the way the 4GB memory card is not enough for your content. It’s good to buy a 32GB or 16GB later.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Best PS Vita Games of 2012 - Top Picks

Game reviews are great if you've plenty of time to read it and we've (or others) plenty of time to write it. Well that’s not possible in a limited time frame. And if you don’t have time to research then this list is for you. And this list does not include the not yet released games.

Best “ACTION” Game

Army Corps of Hell is picked up as the best action game because everything for you to enjoy the true action is packed in one place. Vicious battles and dark humor makes this game best.
Best “Action- Adventure” Game

Uncharted Golden Abyss deserves this spot. The graphics are spectacular like PS3. The gameplay is not fresh. But on Ps Vita it’s new and the best.
Best “Racing” Game

F1 2011 grabs the best racing game choice because of the pure racing which actually do justice to the real racing. If you’re a true racing enthusiast then this game is for you.
Best “Sports” Game

None other than FIFA soccer deserves this place. FIFA football is awesome. The game grabs the attention with its true quality. The game includes all features of revolutionary FIFA 12. The beautiful game of football never experienced before can now be enjoyed in your ps vita.
Best “Fighting” Game

Actually it’s a tie between Ultimate vs Capcom 3 and Mortal combat. And if you need a winner, then Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 wins the best fighting game by a narrow margin. The game deserves this spot because of the ultimate roster of 50 characters from both games and original characters plus 12 new characters.
Best “Puzzle” Game

Lumines: Electronic symphony is absolutely a new innovation to handheld. That’s why it’s got the best puzzle game spot.
Best “FPS” Game
No ps vita games currently met the standard for the best fps game. Well, some fps games are coming. We’ll look at them lately.
Best “Platformer” Game –  TOP PICK

Rayman Origins: Wonderful, beautiful and brilliant. Over 60 levels which is for every age group and hours of gameplay without any boring. The rayman gives absolutely real fun. The game has features including collect Lums, defeat enemies, or even to zoom, allowing you to see the beautiful HD graphics in greater detail. You can challenge your friends in Ghost mode. The game really exposes your skills and ability and test the gamer in you.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 vs Fifa 13 ( PC,PS3, Xbox 360,3DS,PS2, PS vita)

The games are out now.what features are in these two games? Let's check out.
Updated Player impact engine VS PES 13 Engine
Last year, FIFA’ 12 was revolutionary with Player impact engine. But there were plenty of problems with this engine like bones are out of socket, twisted legs and some weird things. In FIFA 13 these are all fixed and new improvements are added. Now you can see off the ball battle between players. Stronger Players can now take the possession of the ball using their body. Means the game is more physical and intensive. It’s an advantage to stronger players. The speed demons can no longer take the advantage against the best defenders. Once the speedy players are manages to clear top class defenders, the attack can be blocked by quick tug of the shirt which changes balance and momentum of the attacking player. What you won’t get in FIFA 13 was in FIFA 12 is the diving. The FIFA 13 won’t feature diving.
The PES 13 Engine is solid. The glitches are less. The PES 13 Defenders are already doing well except in some cases they perform terribly on pitch. The Konami team is now more worked on goalkeepers. The Goalkeepers response will change according to pitch condition and situations. The Goal keeper will push the ball to safe zones rather than dangerous zones.
Attacking Intelligence
In FIFA 13 the computer players will think more sharply to create openings and passing routes for teammates. When they get chance, they make runs and clear defenders to create openings and attacking opportunities. But in PES the AI system has already been implemented before. Which means the AI in PES 13 will be more advanced than FIFA 13.
First touch System Vs Dynamic first touch 
In FIFA 13 the first touch is now precise. The ball speed, trajectory and defensive pressure will decide the first touch. The PES 13 has the dynamic first touch system. And the PES player has plenty of tricks and traps to take control of the ball. The FIFA 13 touch system is using physics more. But in real case the wind pressure, rain and wind velocity has an effect on ball trajectory. Means the ball trajectory is not been controlled by players.
FIFA 13 Dribbling VS PES 13 Dribbling
The FIFA dribbling system has already been evolved and plenty of skills in players arsenal. In FIFA 13 you can see unique dribbling for some players. PES 13 dribbling slowed down to normal and has more skills during the run.
Player Uniqueness
This is very interesting. In FIFA 13 every player seemed to same from sideline camera unless you turn on names in setting. The PES 13 has the new Player ID feature. In pes game you can identify the player without turn on the names. The player in the PES has the individuality. Each player is different. The run, turn, shooting, dribbling and every movement is different. And has different styles and animation for different players.
Both companies worked well to improve their franchise. It's hard to choose between these two games. The're toe to toe.
FIFA 13 VS PES 13 Gameplay Comparison
PES 13 Gameplay 1
playerID and ProActive AI

PES 13 Gameplay 2 - PES 13 Full Control
 Pro evolution Soccer 13 Trailer

FIFA 13 Gameplay Trailer
And live gameplay demo 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

PES 13 ( PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360,Wii, 3DS, PS vita, IOS, Android)

Cristiano Ronaldo in PES 13

Oh yeah, it’s time for this year’s upcoming Konami’s franchise PES 13.Last year I wrote pes 12 analysis report and comparison with FIFA 12.
The greatest disappointment is “there is no Ps vita version for PES 13”!-
New features In PES 13
These are the new features of the upcoming pes game. I extracted these details from the trailer end. As a writer and enthusiast I have to collect every detail that is possible about the game.
Player Features - Player ID, Player Individuality, Celebration and Emotion
New Modes - PES community develops, Challenge, MY PES innovation, Pro Active AI
Movements - PES full control, Dummy runs, Team work
Passing - Full manual Passing, Full manual One-Two and One touch
Dribbling - Off the ball controls, Feints, Flicks, Dynamic first touch and 360 degree control – I pointed about the difficulty of doing a 360 degree skill in PC in my last year’s post. I hope it’s been fixed.
Defense - New defensive system, Response defending, Redeveloped Keepers, New Tackling
Shooting- Full manual shooting, One on one, Accuracy, Power shots
Stadium Features – Fans, Chants, Nut MEG – What’s that?
"And this is what they say about their game"
Fame and glory, Experimental, Vision, Legendary, Beautiful game, Satisfaction, Passion, Full freedom, Historic, Unique, Legitimate, The beating heart of football and Superior
Release date : PES 13 will be released on September/October

NEW teams added for PES 13
Africa – Zambia
Asia – Lebanon, Oman
Fully Licensed Leagues 
France - Ligue 1
Netherlands - Eredivisie
Spain - Liga BBVA