Its often said that footballs a game of cliches. Commentators and pundits are only too happy to lean on a lexicon of well-worn expressions to describe the game, and after two decades of fierce rivalry between FIFA and its perpetual adversary Pro Evolution Soccer, theres a glossary of cliches just for their relationship. They all ring absolutely true of each series latest installments, too: PES is once again superior on the pitch but remains twenty years behind in presentation, while FIFAs wealth of official licenses and modes will make for a superior overall package.
Those high production values are especially apparent in FIFA 19’s story mode, The Journey. This is the concluding chapter of Alex Hunters earnest and enjoyable rags-to-riches tale, told once again via a mixture of cutscenes and on-pitch action.