posted by chackmol (WICHITA FALLS, TX) Dec 10, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
This game was very frustrating for me to play. Even my 10 year old quickly tired of it because of the lack of control and overly complicated play. I'm not a huge gamer and won't dedicate every spare minute to learning a game like this inside out, so you should know this up front. I think for an avid gamer, this is probably a great game, but for an occasional player, it's just toooo much to learn and frankly just irritates the heck out of me. If you're not willing to spend what could be hours trying to master every concept of the game, it's just not worth the time. Getting shots off and on goal drives you crazy. Should also come with some kind of soccer glossary as I have no idea what half of the terms mean. This game is obviously made for the Rabid Soccer Fan (football if you're not from the US).
After all the improvements made in FIFA 10 these "impreovement" feel like changes for change's sake. Which is not usually a good thing
However, the gameplay was still top notch, once you get used to it. They fixed the usual FIFA problems such as players not moving if a pass was slow or off-target and missing them, or crosses that were just flung in instead of an actual pass.
One good new feature was home field advantage where the home team gets a boost in ability and referee advantage, but they keep in the final where there is no real homw team, it's just there for uniform reasons, but thet keep the bonus.
There is also a Captain your country feature where you create or take a real player throught the road to the World Cup, which is good overall, but the in-game ratings system is flawed.
Now, thoose were the compaints. Every other thing in the game is great, the new penaltie taking style is much better than the old point-and-shoot. This was overall a good sports game and I recomend it to anyone.
I am not a huge sports fan but enjoy soccer video games and have played some other world cups in the past and this one was about the same but not with any real noticable changes for me to buy but a fun rental.