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Best FIFA yet,
This review is from: FIFA 07 (PS2) (Video Game)
FIFA 06 was absolutely rubbish compared to the standards of Pro Evo 5 since it was too much trying to be Pro Evo. This year, the tides have turned and so it was a pleasent surprise that nearly everything in FIFA 07 has improved and it's rival Pro Evo 6 slipped it's standard.
Firstly, the gameplay is magnificent as it has its own sleek style now as it is not trying to be like its rival. FIFA has improved as the ball plays more realistic than everything looks overpowered and the set pieces are better than ever. With no helping aid whatsoever the set pieces feels like the real thing. Another benefit in matchplay is that the keepers saves don't defy the laws of physics and bounce off at the right angle, although you wouldn't notice if you weren't a picky gamer.
Manager and online mode has improved aswell. A new feature is the Interactive Leagues, which are leagues which you compete in online and try and win the match for your team and at the end of the fixture your match will help determine an overall score for your team. Although there are only four interactive leagues, including the Premiership and La Liga, it is a start and its one thing there rivals Pro Evo will be jealous about. Manager Mode has improved slightly as it has new things to enhance this mode such as a visual sim so you can watch a match and youth development.
The graphics are fantastic as usual and the menus are a lot neater presented than last time, but the menu can be a bit of a pain when scrolling with your left analogue stick. The jukebox is as good as ever including famous acts like Muse and The Feeling.
There are a couple of bad thing I do have to say about this game. The matches itself are a medium diffuculty even on world class mode, but that depends how experienced you are at football games. Also, the online mode keeps telling you to register so you 'll have to go through the same process over and over again when you first start up the game.
Everything has improved and this years edition will be hard to beat in the football/sports genre. This game may not be designed for the fans, but the fans will love this. Even if you're not a football fanatic you will still like this game.