most of the reviews of this game dismiss it as 'a discrase to the fifa label' however i thought i would try it. as many reviewers have said, it was difficult at first but you do get used to it after a short while. The game has many good points, such as the 'trick stick' which makes it easier to do tricks rather than button bashing, the 'rule the street' mode works very well as you win more games and build up your reputation on the street. Also, if you arent clued up on any tricks to do in real life, it can teach you a thing or two.
However, this game does come with floors. Not big ones, but ones you notice. The first and most annoying is the commentry. Its some guy off TV that i cant think of going on about how 'ghetto' the football is, saying random comments when you do a trick or score a goal, an example of a comment is 'dese skillz is hypin me up man!'. very cringeworthy... at first this is funny, but after about 5 games it gets very irritating. Secondly the unrealistic factor of the game is hard to beleive, especially when you look at the ball on replays, it moves about alot but this is down to the fact it is on the xbox and not a next-gen console. But this factor also makes it more fun to play. The next thing i find hard to beleive is the 'gamebreaker' situation, but this isnt meant to be beleived and is what makes the game more fun. personally i would have called these shots an 'adrenaline rush' instead of a gamebreaker, because it is more realistic.
but people dont but games with realism in mind, this game is an example that being unrealistic can be fun, even though the game can get boring after a month or two. The game is good, but has its flaws. Great for a pick up and play with or without friends, worth the money.