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8

Very Good

A worthy Soccer portable

posted by Weeble (TACOMA, WA) Jul 28, 2006

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1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

You must love soccer to get any enjoyment out of this game. If you do then pay attention.
FIFA Soccer has just about every known team around the world, as well as stadiums. Olympic and home town stadiums are well designed and have a great feel.
Putting your players on the field in the scheme of your choosing (4-2-4-1) has a significant affect on success or failure. You must chose you strategy carefully and use it to the abilities of your favorite teams players, as well as proving a good match up to your rival.
The graphics although seem like you are watching ants play on a field can be confusing at first, but you get used to it, and will enjoy the realistic soccer game play. The fields, stadiums and all in all look great on the PSP.
The controls are friendly and intuitive. But just like real soccer scoring isn't easy. Be prepared for ties or long bouts to finish only 1-0, heck my Manchester United tied a defensive, But actually exciting game against some French Team (sorry I forgot the team name at the moment) 0-0. Sound boring? Well if you are not a fan of soccer then yeah maybe so, but for soccer lovers this can be a great bit of fun.
The sound track is great, mostly full of relatively unknown bands (and you can listen to the soundtrack alone with a built in visualizer that's pretty cool) like the Streets. This really is the better of the first FIFA PSP soccer games.
But what's missing? Oh yeah World CUp! Gone...you can only win you league that's it then game over.
But there are some great mini games like come from behind 0-3 in 5 minutes that allow for some interesting unlockables, from stadiums to new jerseys. All in all this is a soccer fans dream, if only the world cup was a playable feature, then it would be perfect. Check this out. It's actually quite fun, despite the tine people on the field, it still works.

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