Lately for Wii Sports Games, it appears the way to go is just hand the players last years version with very few additions to it. It happened with Major League Baseball and with Madden 13.
But things take a turn for the worse with FIFA Soccer 13. This game isn’t just last year’s version as far as gameplay and graphics are concerned, it’s even less when you take in the content – and the fact that online play is still unavailable in this installment of the franchise.
This version of FIFA doesn’t have the World Cup like the past version does. And they keep the price at $40? I know the game claims to have a new control system where the right analog stick is used to help dribble the ball – but that may only apply to the Xbox 360 version or the PS3 version – not the Wii version
Because when I used the Classic Controller to get the right analog dribbling experience, nothing happened – except the player I controlled changed from one player to another.
There’s nothing wrong with the gameplay itself – the controls work fine, and the passes are straight and true. Scoring goals is just a matter of making the timely pass to the guy breaking for the other team’s goal, then shooting it past the sprawling goaltender.
And the commentary made by the color and play by play voice over guys are good as well.
But I get all of that from last year’s version of FIFA – which can probably go for about $20-$30.
FIFA Soccer 13 just doesn’t have any innovation or creativity in it to justify that price tag of $40. It’s best just to get last year’s version. SKIP IT.
I would say this game had some appeal until I realized I wasn't really playing my man but rather the computer moved it for me letting me choose when or if to shoot or pass. Sure maybe there was a way to change it so i had full control but it just didn't warrent my time to look into it. I felt like I was in the cheap seats as these ants marched up and down the field in a match I wasn't really involved in. Not worth the trouble or time. Even my kids figured it out as a less than useful time sink and stopped playing it.