posted by Wolfman173 (WEST COVINA, CA) Aug 2, 2007
Member since Jul 2007
Having never played the GameCube original I rented this solely on hype. The game is very good and plays nicely. If you are a Strikers fan I am sure you will not be disappointed! The controls are fairly easy to learn and the game play will keep you into it. The scoring is another story. It took me a little bit to get use to how to pass and get a ball through for a Gooooooaaaaaaaaal!!!!! But I finally did and it is a fun game for sure! However, this is a very different type of soccer. If you are looking for realism, this is not it. My 7-year old son likes to play Strikers and seems to have caught on to the controls as well. While not taking full advantage of the power ups he is scoring and enjoying it.
I was a big fan of the previous Strikers, so I bought this right away. I don't regret the decision at all. I'll get started reviewing.
Graphics: Nothing overly wrong here. Yes, the graphics aren't impressive, but graphics don't make the game, do they? I have no complaints. -0
Gameplay: The game is fast paced, and enjoyable. Only flaw is that the aggressive nature of the game can make it sometimes stressful (or maybe it's just me getting easily annoyed), but that's nothing too bad. Wi-fi simply enhances the enjoyable experience of the game. The games online mode is lagless, granted you have a good connection. Luckily, the game shows you how good a connection you have before the match, and if it's too low, you can choose against the match up. The game is responsive, and the controls are near perfect. Really, the game has no major faults in its controls or its formula. -1/2 for the stress thing, but again, it's not that bad.
Sound: The music, while there's no awful music, isn't the most enjoyable sound out there. What bugs me in this part, is the character themes. Each character has a theme, but it's normally annoying, and gets easily repetitive. Other than that, though, the games sound effects are well done. -1 for the character themes (but some seem to like the themes. I just don't).
Length: The game has longevity with its multiplayer, but, while I haven't fully played through, it doesn't seem to have much to do in single player mode. Even if there is a lack of single player length, multiplayer is what the games about, and that's just fine. In single player, the computer sometimes uses annoying tactics, but it's nothing a skilled striker can't overcome. -0 nothing wrong here.