I always wonder how much game time the reviews actually give the game before they write a review. I always find PES initially comes off as light years ahead of FIFA in terms of game play, player movements, and animations. But after a few weeks or months with the game, it becomes almost unplayable due to all the quirks you figure out with the game play. PES 4 (IMO the greatest football game of all time) was the only release where I don't think this applies. Just my experience with the series though...Yeah very confusing, read reviews from some of the more popular gaming sites which seem to firmly place PES ahead in terms of game play. Probably going to have to go with fifa again though mainly due to ease of competitive mp.