Okay, I've been a PES player my whole gaming life. I bought every copy since PS1, and have always played Master League extensively (Career mode). However, since the series came to PS4 generation, the games have been lacking in what used to make them special, and recently the CPU AI is seems very poor and scripted and it feels like Konami would like to push you away from single player to multiplayer with in app purchases.
So I was talking to my brother the other day who has been playing FIFA FUT for the past three years, and he thinks it's the dogs jewells. I've always been a bit aprehensive of the mode since I'm not keen on multiplayer, and really not keen on being able to pay to get an advantage. However, I seem to have been convinced my my brother that it's a really mode to play casually, and there is no annoying multiplayer elements to it.
I think I will always prefer PES's gameplay than FIFA's, but FIFA's has been good for the past 3-4 years I've tried it out. PES has always felt zipper, and passing more satisfying. FIFA has always felt sluggish and a bit easy to score.
So, can I have your opinions on FUT? I'm after a nice chilled mode where I can play 2-3 games in the evening, and have that sense of progression that Master League has given me in the past. I like the idea of putting together a good team of individuals and making them gel, but I'm not sure how much depth there is to all of this, and wonder whether it's a bit like 'BUY PACKS - JUST GET MESSI AND RONALDO FTW'?
I'm not even going to bother with PES's version of FUT since the netcode has always been awful, and the presentation of the mode looks a bit lacking.