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2.0 out of 5 stars How do they keep getting it wrong!, 18 Nov. 2005
This review is from: FIFA 06 (Xbox) (Video Game)
Having been a loyal FIFA customer for many years, i live in hope that every year the gameplay of this so-called football simulation will be improved and every year i am left wanting. Whilst the game has more teams/players/stadiums/sponsors and editing abilities than you can shake a stick at, it in no way compensates for the poor gameplay. Real football gamers want a better on-pitch experience. Sadly, I still think the best FIFA game ever was 'Road to world cup 98' and thats saying something! FIFA has built up a reputation of being 'easy' (even on world class difficulty), well, this seems to have been reversed in their latest edition of the game. For example, On 'Manager Mode' I created a 5 Star Marseille team, and am struggling to put goals past the 2 star teams in the french 2nd division. I fail to see the realism in the fact that my wingers and strikers (who by now are all on skill ratings between 88 & 94 on pace & acceleration) are being out-paced by centrebacks with skill ratings of about 50. It is also impossible to beat a player 1-on-1. They will always tackle you and get the ball. Frustration is an understatement, especially when this is happening on Amateur level! Through balls, ball control and general passing and shooting is sloppy. It really does not matter how good your team is, you will struggle to win any game. I have owned every FIFA game since 'FIFA 97' so I am not just someone who bought the game and cant get used to it. When you do eventually get the ball in the net, you will notice that all goals and celebrations are limited and very repetitive. I, like other football gamers hate it when a game is too easy or too hard, there is just no point in playing. Thank god for pro evolution soccer. I would sacrifice all the fancy menus and registered players/teams/sponsors just to play a decent game of footy...and in the end isnt that what its all about?
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