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From perfect through balls to precise finishing..
posted by Tarek8 (GRANADA HILLS, CA) Apr 25, 2006
Member since Sep 2004
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Thank you for your time boys..
Los Angeles, CA
The Perfect Soccer game
posted by Aestro (BEAVERTON, OR) Jul 2, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Those who complain about the difficult controls most likely did not play the game for any extended period of time, as they play with a sense of realism rather than an arcade feel - players don't just start and stop on a dime, but instead are carried by momentum as a real person running would. Passes follow as the ball would be kicked, and maneuvering the ball to or away from others just FEELS natural.
My only major complaint was that the difficult does ramp up RAPIDLY, being nearly unplayable beyond two of the five stars. Of course, since it is adjustable, the game is quite enjoyable on one star for beginners, and two for your average player.
This game is extremely in-depth. Each player has a spreadsheet worth of statistics which affect performance, and player development, management, formation adjustment, and everything else in the soccer world makes for an overall engulfing experience.
Rent this game. Then buy it.
posted by Ronaldinho (MIAMI, FL) May 25, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
WIthout a doubt
posted by PS4Life (CORAL SPRINGS, FL) Apr 21, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
It was okay
posted by Batmanfan (EAST STROUDSBURG, PA) Apr 22, 2006
Member since Mar 2005
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
posted by Wicked1 (LOMITA, CA) Jul 14, 2007
Member since Sep 2006
Do yourself a favor and rent Fifa 06, because I feel that its better than 07.
posted by bballfreak (CORAL SPRINGS, FL) Jul 19, 2006
Member since May 2006
This game is great! However...
posted by Rooneytunz (PASADENA, CA) Jul 18, 2006
Member since May 2005
Konami does not have every team's license.
Even some of the national teams have fake named players. Rent it and you won't have time to find this game's true quality, since you will see bunch of strange teams with strangely named players. So buy this game if you want to and correct the team names, emblems, stadiums, appearances, of athletes, ratings, names, shoes, and etc cuz this game just lets you customize everything!(you can also buy a memory card with a patch from eBay or other places.) This game really delivers the thrill you get from watching a real soccer match!
Eventhough Fifa series has come a long way to catch up to the quality of WE series, still Fifa cannot be even compared to this great soccer game series.
Met and exceeded Expectations
posted by Primalfear (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jun 28, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
posted by Sony4Life (WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ) Jun 26, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
Eh... it was alright....
posted by EARULES (VALLEJO, CA) Jun 11, 2006
Member since Oct 2005
The Gister answers FIFA or Winning Eleven?
posted by TheGister (ESSEX, MD) Jun 10, 2006
Member since Nov 2004
Deflections will occur so never give up on a ball and fortify your heart because it will be broken by both the AI and fellow online players. People will complain about the menus, music, lack of extensive licensing rights, difficulty in scoring, online bugs, set pieces, defensive player “freezing” and set plays and I will speak briefly to these points.
Deflections occur so deal with it. The menus/music is fine so deal with it. Only the lazy complain about the licensing issue. If you make the time you can have any player and team you want. Goals ain’t easy to come by in soccer. Get a cable modem and choose online green players only and block anyone that lags after giving them a try. The set pieces/pks/corners all need work so I can’t defend them. Defensive players “freezing” and the inability to choose the exact player you want to control on the fly on D are also problems I can’t defend. The game is not perfect.
In closing, the master league could be at least one more league deep but aside from that and the above criticisms this is the game for true soccer fans. Prepare to be addicted.
The Gister hath spoken!!
The definitive soccer video game experience!
posted by FCgeist (YOUNGSVILLE, LA) May 30, 2006
Member since Mar 2005
The passing system is so smart and fluid, that if a pass goes in the wrong direction it's your fault, because you will feel in complete control of the game. Gone are the vague passing systems of the past where you press a button and hope the CPU figures out what you meant. The ease of passing will help you create beautiful goal after goal.
WE9 looks amazing, too. The animation of the players is so lifelike, with the most realistic motion capture of any soccer game ever. There are more player likenesses than ever before, and look much more realistic than their FIFA counterparts. Signature moves and celebrations are also in this game, so if a player does a particular celebration in real life, it's in here too.
Another thing that makes WE9 great is the realistic ball movement. The designers recreated real ball physics so that the ball would move and act like an actual ball in a game. It is a completely separate entity from the players, and in game the payoff of this hard work is immediately noticeable and incredible to experience. No more watching the ball stick to the foot of a player who is turning!
The Master League, perhaps WE9's greatest feature, is so in depth, allowing you to be the manager of a squad you create and lead them to climb the ranks of the divisions and league competitions. Player attributes will rise and fall, adding RPG like elements to the game which will be sure to have you addicted in no time.
If you are a soccer fan, there should be no question that this game is for you. If you are a casual fan who doesn't know much about soccer, it may be a bit difficult for you. But don't let that stop you, because you are about to play the greatest soccer game in existence.
Something's missing still.
posted by Penarol64 (CORAL SPRINGS, FL) May 18, 2006
Member since Jul 2005
I love soccer! I'm not an American. I was raised here with with a foreign flavor that included tons of soccer. I've played, coached and follow international matches regularly on TV, so I know soccer.
First off, let's get rid of English announcers, they invented the game and that's it! At least provide a variety of options in that dept. The game lacks a more specific way of controlling shots. Whether you practice or not your at the mercy of the game mostly. Team management was a bit confusing as well as subbing players. The graphics for these things was just too complicated.
The only comparison I can make with what soccer video games are missing are with some of the better NFL or MLB titles where you can regulate individual player abilities better. Soccer titles just don't have it yet. If you haven't polished your shooting skills in these games it doesn't matter if you're playing as Ronaldinho or Alexi Lalas, all your shots will end up on the bleachers. And when you've worked your tail off to get a decent opportunity on goal... boy! Is that ever frustrating!!
Realistic futbol game!!
posted by killerkiss (NEWARK, NJ) Apr 25, 2006
Member since Feb 2006
Presentation is good and the sounds of the stadium creates an electrifying atmosphere (make sure you connect your ps2 to a stereo system; you will feel like you are there at a live stadium).
So for anyone that loves Futbol, be sure to give this game a try if you have not yet done so!