Review of FIFA 06 by EA SPORTS
*note to mods* do i just post a review like this if i want points or am i supposed to PM or mail it to your or something?
anyways on to the review
I have recently purchased a copy of FIFA 06 at a local retailer for $39.99
I decided to write a little review for you,
Pros: The controls are much better from its predecessor, The learning curve is VERY small and the game can be picked up and played without even reading the manual, The juggling minigame (accessable from the main menu) is very fun to play.
Cons: Multiplayer allows you a choice; Sign up for spam and play for free, or pay 2$ by credit card to play online (more later), NO career mode,
This is the second installation of the FIFA series on the Playstation Portable. FIFA 06 improves greatly on the occasional framerate issues from the past game. From my first impressions the framerate issues have been fixed and i never felt any "lagging" or frame skipping during the time i played with it. Another nice addition to FIFA 06 is the juggling minigame. The minigame is accessable from the main menu, the minigame is similar to Dance Dance Revolution, to keep the ball in the air you press the D-pad in the direction indicated by the on screen arrows. This is a very addicting part of FIFA and will keep you entertained for quite a while. To play this game you are told to turn your psp 90 degrees with the D-pad at the bottom. When you finally decide that its time to play a full match of soccer (or futbol) you will find that there are few options on the menu the only items are: Length of each half (from 2 to 10 minutes), there are 4 difficulty levels to choose from and checkboxes to enable injuries,bookings and offsides.
The previous control scheme is completely gone and your now using the analog stick to control your player. If your wondering how to use First-Touch (Read the manual as i still don't completely understand it) you press the left trigger and the analog stick. The D-pad is now only used to set defensive formations on the fly. The main improvement of FIFA 06 over the previous version is the graphics. All the player models are outstanding, all the stadiums are instantly recognizable (even if your bearly familiar with them). The gameplay is fairly fastpaced, the player animations are beautiful and smooth (especially if you are using the "tackle" manuever). The only problem i had with this game is that there is NO career mode. Also before you play your first online game they ask you if you would rather give your email to a company or if you would rather pay 2$ by credit card to access the online functions. For this reason i did not evaluate the Wirless gameplay although i have heard that it is for the most part lag free. In ad-hoc mode there was no lag (compared to the last edition), and it played smooth.
Well for my final opinion on this game i give it a 8.5/10