GAME'D: FIFA 12
I remember a time when Pro Evolution Soccer/Winning Eleven was the definition of perfection in a football game. Each year, Konami's game would sweep FIFA under the rug and was embraced by "true" football fans as the superior product.
Then, slowly, the tide began to turn. At first, you didn't even notice the fact that Electronic Arts (EA) was slowly trying to make improvements on its game, or that Konami had begun to rest on its laurels.
Slowly, but surely, starting with FIFA 08, EA caught up with the elephant in the room, and slowly transformed itself into a respectable title that was not only equal to Pro Evo, but in some ways was superior.
This seems to have culminated in FIFA 12, a game that is undoubtedly one of the most fun (and definitely the most challenging) football games I've ever played.
FIFA 12 took some big risks, especially with their complete overhaul of the game's defensive controls. However, the end product benefitted greatly from this year's changes, and users benefit greatly from the new features.