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FIFA 07 (Xbox 360)
- Represent your club online
- Dynamic Weather
- Enhanced Manager Mode
- Play against up to eight friends in the FIFA 07 lounge
- Features 27 leagues from 20 nations. Over 510 teams are accurately represented with correct kits and badges.
- While online, breaking news, live scores and results are delivered straight to your screen, 24/7.
- The crowds react to your performance.
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FIFA 07 (Xbox 360)
In a nutshell:
Its the game football fans wait all year for and to usher in the next generation EA Sports have given FIFA its biggest revamp in years, changing not just the way it looks but the way it plays in what aims to be the ultimate marriage of realism and fun.
Every new FIFA game gets its expected improvements in graphics and presentation but this year the success of Pro Evolution Soccer seems to have driven EA to concentrate just as much on the gameplay. As such the game features better passing, crossing and free kicks as well as greatly improved goalkeepers. Theres also a new "finesse" shot if you get the time and space to use it, while every kick is calculated in terms of space, composure and technique so that its accuracy is determined by exactly whats happening on the pitch and not just some random factor. Add in completely new ball physics, more than 510 teams, 27 leagues, 4,000 licensed players and all new international crowd reactions and youve got EAs most concerted attempt yet to make the definitive football game.
Most exciting moment:
As well as all the individual improvements to ball and player control many of the games best strikers have their own signatures moves and free kicks, such as Ronaldinho, Frank Lampard and Roberto Carlos. This includes the ability to, quite literally, bend it like Beckham.
Since you ask:
As befits its global reach FIFA 07 has perhaps the most multinational soundtrack ever in video games, with everything from Argentinean rock band Bersuit Vergarabat to Spains The Pinker Tones and German group d.o.c.h.! (As well as Britbands such as Muse and The Young Punx.)
The bottom line:
FIFA gets serious in its attempt to out-football Pro Evolution Soccer
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Some of the most annoying things that EA have put into the game are: Your own players running into you. I mean what? Get the ball and one of ur players will be pointlessly running towards you. The player change system is useless, by the time uv acctually changed to the player you need, their attack will be in your area. They have obviously not tested the game enough and have let in a thing called "super speed" which is used by many people online and is considered cheating as your defender can not cacth them when running down the wing, or anywhere on the pitch.
There are only 5 leagues on the whole game, only 1 english league being the premiership. This game is made for americans.
If you get into the right position, you can score from using the Finesse shot. This is just stupid, its far to easy to score and you are always worried that as soon as someone gets into this position they are going to punish you by using such a cheap and unskill way of scoreing. There are about 100 more bugs in this game, but i dont have the time to list them all.
EA, please get back to your old ways.
Another one of the reasons for wanting to switch was because of FIFA 07. Every year, we get our installment of FIFA and it is always great, but in recent years, the PS2 has brought out more or less the same version but with updated teams etc. I thought that the 360 version would be miles better graphically as well as keeping the same amount of leagues and improving the gameplay a bit. Thus, being a better game than PES. However.... not only do we have to wait another month for the game to arrive for the 360 (after it was launched for the PS2), but its incomplete!! It has just a few leagues (The main ones granted, excluding Mexican league), which is no good for your lower league team supporter who likes to use their team to beat all of the top teams. It takes something away from FIFA which has really developed on the PS2 over the last few years into one of the all time classic video games.
The gameplay has changed and is more like PES than FIFA was which I have to say is an improvement, but to keep FIFA's characterisitics, you need to have the massive licensed league selections like in previous versions.
Overall I was disappointed with the game although I have enjoyed the new gameplay and "Arena" function (where you can practice, shoot, take penalties and free kicks etc) whilst the game is loading.
So, if you own both the PS2 and 360, I would advise on getting the PS2 version if you want the vast selection of leagues, but get the 360 version if you want improved gameplay and aren't interested in the teams.
As soon as you see the opening clip, you know you have bought quality. The player models aren't all exactly spot-on, the ones that are look picture perfect. Gourgeous stadium models as well.
If you have played FIFA 06, you will be right at home. Passing is solid, new physics mean you get a completely different shot depending on your position at the shot. Changing player has been moved from (A) to [LT] but can be reverted if needs be.
Realism is where FIFA 07 shines. During the game, you may hear comments from the stadium like "Nigel Waterman, your girlfriend has called to say she loves you very much", or "Joe Philips, Please contact your nearest steward as we have found your bus ticket". Its things like these that make you feel in the game. Superb commentary from Clive Tildsley and Andy Gray.
Also, there is an in-depth manager mode that lets you make the backstage decisions. An improved challenge mode lets you re-live famous matches from the past and XBox Live features Lobbies, Leagues and Rankings, so you can track your progress.
Overall, I give this game a 9.2 out of a possible 10. Dont settle for Pro Evolution Soccer, Get FIFA 07!
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