Stupid? Yes. Pointless?…Maybe.By: Sneakers O'Toole | April 24th, 2010
Since the 2008 area, something about customization in the football simulations we love has bothered me. It’s nothing that would ever deter me from getting a game, but it’s one of those things that I always notice and think, “why did they change that?” Being a bigger fan of the Serie A than any other league, it’s something that comes up more and more (cue EPL fans saying that the diving isn’t in-depth enough for Italians).
While PES has always one-upped FIFA in the customization, partly because they have to, they have left the portrayals of players who refuse to pull their socks up to the FIFA specs feeling less important. While one can adjust sock height to make it look like the player is wearing leggings, which Quaresma made famous and Ronaldo made commonplace, the virtual Tottis and Hamsiks of the world have been neglected for a few years by both Konami and EA.
While the rest of the world enjoys a nice, high sock, many players in the Serie A, and Veron for some reason, prefer much of their shin and shinguard brand to show itself to the world. Amauri, Totti, Hamsik, Marchionni, Jovetic, and many other less notable players are left with impostors representing them in the games we hold so dear.
Perhaps it is a shinguard marketing scam that the whole of the Serie A has taken part in. Kudos to FIFA and PES for not getting sucked in, but it still bothers me that the experience isn’t complete. We can’t be idealists here; we want the whole experience. If United gets every PK shout going their way in Old Trafford and the Serie A is caught in the undertow of Shinguard-opoli, then damnit! put it in the game. We want the real thing!
On that note, our favorite ass-kicking FIFA-er has more than one compilation of his confidence destructions, so we will be watching another of this fine player’s videos today.
And on that note, when can everyone have a 360 tourney?