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World Cup 98 (PS)
Member Name: vanman12
World Cup 98 (PS)
Advantages: Soundtrack & Players
Disadvantages: Younger generation will prefer newer additions from Fifa catalogue
This game represents a teenage memory thats sits very well of a hot summer where we were all hopeful yet again for our countries chances for glory over the chanel in France.
Then of course reality kicks in and the boys were on their way home again amidst many boo's for player fopars such as Mr Beckhams tantrum with that Argentinian player! However as a 13 year old boy I had the chance to live out my dreams on my Playstation with England and my best attempts of me as a created player at centre forward winning the worldcup over and over again.
From what I remember this Fifa game was one of the first to introduce new and improved graphics and cut scenes of your team singing their national anthem and skills were added for clever trickery when working your way into the oppositions territory! Also impressive was the soundtrack which included the classic Tubthumping from Chumbawumba amongst other summery sounding classics from that tournament.
One of the few games that I feel Fifa got the balance of being good on the controller and being able to score absolute belters from 30 yards out before they started to opt for what we have today which is where they spend to much time making it look real but impossible to add any flare unless you have seven thumbs on each hand!
No doubt you will be able to download this on a newer console or pick it up for next to nothing somewhere but still worth a play especially to see some of the old names of football like Shearer, Ronaldo, Zidane etc etc!!
Summary: Good one for you and your mates and a few beers!