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Decent game but more of the same, good for kids
on May 24, 2010
It's a decent, arcade-ish, multiplayer-oriented soccer game, but it suffers from being far too similar to FIFA 10 (if you already own FIFA 10 you're getting just slightly more than a re-skin of it). The game features unrealistic physics and some crazy-insane slow-mo effects (very Matrix-like) to really bring out the all-important "cool factor," however, it eschews realism in favor of fast-paced fun.
The rest of the gameplay feels very old school with only eight directions available for movement which makes it very tough to have effective runs up the field and even tougher to turn the corner around the defender. Other annoyances come when you try to intricately weave passes through the defense. Having through balls and standard passes on the same button is a real mistake. You can no longer hold down the pass button to determine its power, as holding it down now triggers a through ball. Too often the player I'm trying to pass to was too far away for the game to realize where I was trying to go with the pass. Instead of it auto-detecting the distance and delivering a slightly faster-paced kick, all I got was a tap of the ball that then rolled five feet in front of my player. If you have a Classic Controller, I'd recommend using it. The results are much better than what you'll get with either the Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination or just the Wii Remote.
This game will appease younger gamers who just want to go kick the soccer ball, hear unrealistically loud noises when players take a shot and see lots of bright colors.
If you want to just finish a match with incredible scores and using fantastic tricks, this is your soccer game. Those looking for a realistic soccer game won't find it here, you'd still better stick with Pro Evolution Soccer, far deeper and more satisfying.