A sporting chance: These “two-button” controls are a breath of fresh air


The Official World Cup game debuted on Wii and whatnot today, and I totally have World Cup fever. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to applaud EA Sports for simplifying the traditional controls, while still making them dynamic enough for skilled players.

Having played both ways, I now prefer this simplified and smarter way of playing, this coming from someone who has played FIFA games for a long time. Not only do the new two-button controls remove menial (and non-fun) tasks like switching players, it makes it seem like I’m more awesome than I really am, while still maintaining my sense of control.

Good stuff. Great game of soccer.