FIFA 08 (Wii)
- A new soccer experience
- Footii party
- Boot it game
- Table soccer
- Join the soccer academy
- EA Sports Family Play
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
FIFA 08 on the Wii makes it easy for the whole family to play and enjoy soccer with a flick of the wrist. Featuring superstar Ronaldinho as the first soccer player created as a unique and playable mini character, youâll experience soccer like you never have before.
There are two ways to play. In the main game, FIFA 08 on the Wii is a truly authentic soccer experience with more control than ever before. Now you pass, shoot, and perform trick moves all with a flick of the wrist. The all-new unique Footii Party with Ronaldinho mode introduces three party games featuring Ronaldinho as his own unique avatar. Play Juggling, Table Soccer and Boot It with your self-created Mii character to unlock Ronaldinho and take on the champ. Have fun and watch the meter count your calories burned.
The gameâs revolutionary FreeMotion controls help level the playing field for all players and turns FIFA 08 on the Wii into a physical, social activity. Use motions to control everything from tackling to shooting and throw-ins to freekicks. Send the ball exactly where you intended with a wave of the Wii remote and Nunchuk. It's easy to pick-up and play and with the in-game Soccer Academy you can learn basic and advanced controls in more than 30 interactive tutorials. Each lesson teaches you how to master the FreeMotion controls and perform all the necessary movements to dominate on the pitch. Or you can choose to play using EA SPORTS Family Play, a simplified control system using just the Wii remote that enables novice players to focus on having fun while the console does the rest. Choose to play the style that best suits your skills.
FIFA 08 thrusts you into the action and challenges you to play like a pro to win glory for your club. Mesmerise defenders with authentic individual skill and play like a real soccer player. Dictate the play with all-new controls for through-passing and crossing, or control your goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny an onrushing striker. Intelligently manage your club by preparing for each specific opponent using new custom formations. Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Move players to the exact position in relation to team-mates to undermine the opposition.
FIFA Soccer 08 has licences for all of the worldâs top leagues, over 570 licenced teams and more than 14,000 players. Plus, the award-winning Interactive Leagues first introduced in FIFA Soccer 07, now comes to the Wii. Represent your club online* (this feature requires an Internet connection) against your rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division. When they play, you play.
The greatest battle of the new football season is not between any real world club but between the virtual giants of FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. Konamis game has always been the favourite but last year FIFA closed the gap to such a degree that the title race has never been closer. This years FIFA uses a completely new game engine, for the first time built specifically for the next gen consoles. But improved graphics and animation are only the half of it, with just as much focus going on the artificial intelligence thanks to the new "35 point decision engine". What this basically means is that every player on the pitch is fully aware of those around him and constantly thinking about tactics and position when not under your control.
Other changes include better modelled physics for taking a shot on goal, which take into account everything from air pressure to the angle of your foot. Youre also able to create your own special moves to replicate every possible trick from real life. There are also new game modes including Be A Pro which challenges you to play the role of a single player through a whole season or career. On top of this there are revamped online leagues to play a virtual season in the Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division against real opponents. With 620 licensed teams, 30 offline leagues and 15,000 players as well FIFA might just have made enough new signings this year to put it over the top.
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The Game works very well online and I had no problem find people as there are forums where you can get a game or wait for a verse game as well as interactive leagues.
The mini games are ok but the table football is the good one, that is quite fun and works.
Im very happy with this game go get it
The good points are that the controls work extremely well, for the most part, they are ultimately very involving and make the game more fun. The graphics are also superb, and a huge step up from fifa 07 on the GC. There are modes that help you to learn the controls, and tournaments etc. The gameplay is great as well, it's fast paced, fun arcade action, but the AI can be slightly frustrating at times.
Overall Fifa 08 is a great effort and i'm sure EA will be able to build on this game in next year's edition.
Also is it just me or is it almost impossible to score from a free kick? The computer manages to do it with annoying frequency but I can't get the hang of free kicks no matter how many I get (which is actually not that many against the computer because it hardly ever fouls). Other flaws are the incorrect commentary (saying that keeper saved it when it was nowhere near the keeper...not keeping up with the action so remarks are made long after the action has already happened). Also shot choice between finesse and driven shot seems to be random. And where is the champions league, world cup or european championship in the tournament mode?? I'd also love to see a 'retro' tournament mode where you can pick old world cup games with old players, for example Argentina '78 with the likes of Mario Kempes with the old fashioned radio-mic commentary sound..or Italia 90 with Gazza and Lineker..how good would that be???
Apart from the flaws it's very realistic and enjoyable, especially in amateur mode where it's easier. When I first played it I was in heaven it's the most realistic football game I've played and had me in hysterics especially when getting red-carded for sliding tackles or the sound of the ball hitting the bar which had me in stitches. I would like the crowd sounds to be improved upon...it would make it more exciting if the crowd got louder as you approach the goal. Also in the lower league games with smaller crowds some of the crowd chants sound a bit odd (more like a bunch of lunatics than football supporters!)
All in all though this is great fun. I probably have played this game more than any other on the wii.
On-line gaming is probably best feature - there are some very good players out there! Just been thrashed by some French dude playing with Marsaille (I was Man U)!
Graphics are good enough though not the best feature. Worth the £30 I paid for it. Will be recommending my mate with a Wii buys it.
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