posted by biluey (SURFSIDE BEACH, SC) Mar 30, 2010
Member since Jan 2009
for the hardcore soccer gamers, this is a great game. but for first timers on the soccer games, it is near impossible. the controls are most of all easy to understand, but some are not even relevant. overall it is good, but not a buy. maybe not even a rent
I'm not a huge soccer fan but I still wanted to try it due to the franchise success. The game play and AI is extremely challenging and realistic. There are so many variables that impact your player's success. One of the best aspects of the game is the career mode. The challenges and progression of your created player rivals, and sometimes exceeds, that of Madden and NCAA created players. The un-lockables are vast and definitely feeds your competitive juices. The tutorials are very helpful but again, it doesn't automatically make you an expert at this game. You have to continuously play this game to get better which makes you want to keep playing even after a season is over. You can create your own tournaments and play friendly International matches, but the one thing I wish it did have is the World Cup added to the career mode as an added benefit of your character's progression. Again, I believe this is one of the best EA sports games they have out there. Very fluent and challenging game play. If you are any kind of sports game, you will find yourself spending many hours playing this game.