The best FIFA ever! Great Gameplay!
Rene23r wrote this review on .
First, the gameplay is the best in FIFA ever! The controls are very responsive and game is at a much faster pace than the previous FIFA. The player movements are very realistic and I was amazed the first time I played. There are a larger variety of moves and the controls are perfect. The framerate is great and the game hardly ever slows down, except occasionally on free kicks, which is not a problem. The freekicks and corners are a little old school FIFA, but are still very good, but the freekicks are pretty hard and I have yet to score one. The AI is a little stupid in the first difficulty level, but in every other one it is top notch.
The graphics are also great, especially up close. The camera is closer than in the previous FIFA (the perfect distance), but the graphics are only a little bit better during gameplay than the previous version (still great!). The up close graphics (like goals and corner kicks) are fantastic and better, in my opinion, than FIFA 2005 on the PS2. Famous players are easily recognizable and very realistic, from just about any camera view.The stadiums also look great and the crowd looks realistic most of the time. The new commentators are good and the crowd sounds great and at the perfect times. In addition, the loading times are very fast and are usually around 20 seconds or less for full length games, and restarting a match is almost instant.
The juggling mini game is also great and is alone a reason to buy the game. You can choose from virtually anybody in the game (except the reserves that no one has ever heard of) and juggle with them. The game is great and gets faster and faster as you go on. So, if you're on the road and got bored of playing soccer, this is a great substitute.
The infrastructure multiplayer is great and has only a little lag (far less than in FIFA 2005 on the PS2). It is easy to create games and you can set up quick messages so you can talk to people in a flash. Unfortunately, hardly people are ever online and don't know why. The most I've seen online at one time is 6 players ( When playing Twisted Metal online there were usually about 75 people online at a time), but I'm sure there will be more and more people online as time goes on.
Unfortunately, the game does not feature a career mode like in the home counsule game. But, there are 84 unlockables (alternate uniforms, balls, night stadiums, and music) and you have the option of a Season or Tournament (preset or custom), and 40 Challenges. So, to fully beat the game you have to acquire the 25 or so (at least one for each league) league and tournament trophies (over 50 total), beat the 40 challenges, and unlock all the unlockables. There is plenty to do.
I think that $50 is too much for any PSP game and they should all be $40 or less. But, you should check amazon or frys, where they were selling it for $38!! (I got it for $40 off amazon). But, no matter what you pay, if you love soccer and have a PSP (esp. if it is your only up to date gaming system) this game is a must!
This is definitely the best soccer game on the PSP market and, in my opinion, the best sports game. I also think it is one of the best of all the games out for PSP. If you are a winning eleven fan and think it is worth it to wait until early 2006 for a good PSP soccer game YOU ARE WRONG!! This game is definitely worth buying if you like soccer and have a PSP.
The gameplay is definitely to best point to this game and it would have been perfect with a career mode.