posted by MandleBomb (WEST COLUMBIA, SC) Nov 5, 2006
Member since Sep 2005
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
This game is definitely the best looking soccer game I've ever seen. That's about all this game is good for though, is to look at. The controls to the game is like playing Fifa on the Playstation One. There's no skill moves, which basically means all you can do when a defender is running at you is pass it, shoot it, or just wait to lose the ball. There is one touch but basically the AI seems to read your mind and as soon as you try to flick it, its intercepted. Playing defense on this game is about the worst I've ever experience. The game auto switches to the nearest player... except it basically auto switches to whomever it feels like and can really leave your defense with huge holes for the AI to exploit... which it will. When you score a goal, be prepared for the AI to trot down the field despite your best efforts and score a goal... it's happened to me in at least 10 of the 23 games I've played already. It has only the 5 major soccer leagues and the manager mode is nothing to write home about, as its the same exact manager mode in the XBox and playstation version... except it only lasts 5 years.
I looked forward for this game for weeks hoping it would be the best when i first saw the cover I said hey whats wrong with this Landon donavan was in his USA uniform and in the other games he was in his LA Galaxy uniform, After saying to myself it doesn't matter I played the game and I realized only 5 leagues!Although my league is there I thought it was so unfair to the other people.You can create characters so for people who enjoy that feature its there but it doesn't make up for the missing leagues,Anyway Graphics are good sound rocks you'll find yourself playing this game over and over again.Leagues included are Lfp primera(spanish league),FA Premier(england league),Mexican 1st(Mexico league),Ligue 1 orange(french league)Italian serie A (Italy league)World league which include Juventus,World Xi,Classic XI.27 International teams are also included.
I am a huge football (soccer) fan, and I was counting down the days for this game to be released. I was hoping EA used the year that they had since the Xbox 360 was released, to make a great game...and they didn't. This is the third horrible football title they have released. Game play is bad, lack of teams is bad, everything is just BAD. I am now counting down the days for Winning Eleven. Sorry EA, I know its football but three strikes and your out.