I felt I had to post this cos I`ve slammed FIFA 07 at every oportunity, and rightly so imo, for it`s poor construction and lack of fluency even on a high end pc. Programming just seemed to have been thrown together and it felt like it. Had to cut down settings, screen sizes and whatever to get it playable.
Enter FIFA 08, and I`m kinda at a loss. It was proposed by the person who had the game to install it on a machine similar to what I played 07 on - and I did warn them as to the results.
How wrong I was. All settings on high, 1680x1050 res, and the game flies. Looking at the onscreen-displayed performance check, and even tho it was still hitting 1 core, it wasn`t challenging the one it was on - so fair enough.
If u even ran away from 07 on the pc, 08 is completely different in terms of performance. I can`t explain it, I doubt EA can either, but the engine `looks` the same, right down to the cheap-looking gui, players still run like they skate on ice at times (similarly to most games)....... compiled using the correct settings in developement ?!?!??! dunno - would be an explaination..
Of course there are techniques added, updated squads to mid august I think it was ("YAY!" say chelski fans), nice changes to crossing and thru balls - don`t expect it to look as slick as the 360 version tho. It probably could if they used the processing power and skins that are obviously available.. meh.
Too bad I didn`t take it home, Bioshock hasn`t tempted me back AT ALL, but atleast I get a chance to take Madden 08 to pieces
Thought ya`ll should be aware, and of course all imo, games bring opinions out of every1.