Product Type: Electronic Arts Nintendo DS games
Newest Review: ... DS console to move the players around but you can if you wish make your team attack or defend by pressing a button on the top corner ... more
Fifa 10 DS = POOR
FIFA 10 (DS)
Member Name: kristoph23
FIFA 10 (DS)
Advantages: There is plenty to do
Disadvantages: Graphics and Game Play
I have never found a poor version of the Fifa games but I am sad to admit I found one. When you play the Nintendo DS console you do expect to find some problems in term of the graphics and sometimes game play.
Little did I realise both of these problems exist with the Fifa 10 game. You begin your journey by seeing your options and these usually revolve around starting a friendly type of match or even taking part as a manager.
When you play a game you pick teams as you do on the other versions of the game. You pick a team and then off you go. You use the control pad on the Nintendo DS console to move the players around but you can if you wish make your team attack or defend by pressing a button on the top corner of the screen.
Your team will either or defend when you do this so that is kind of cool but what I struggle to understand is how they believe this game is going to sell. You cannot work out who has the ball unless you see the name displayed at the top or listen to commentary. I had Rooney and Ryan Giggs for Manchester United this weekend and I couldn't tell them apart.
The problem is that when you play this game on the bigger consoles the graphics are exceptional and so is the game play but on this game you get little of either. The game play to begin with is slow and the game is not true to the real game itself. You defend if you want to but if you even attempt to make a tackle whether fair or not you are going to get either a yellow or red card for that offence.
I find that the game is not great when tackling takes places because it appears to me the opposition especially if your against the computer will win the ball more times then not. I have noticed that if you score a goal and try the same move again it usually works so you could in theory win a game by a substantial goal difference.
The graphics as mentioned above are beyond terrible. You cannot work out who is who and at times you do think you have crumbs on your screen moving around because there is no way to identify a player unless your told. I think the game lacks any real depth in terms of colours because everything looks dark and laid back.
I think the game was perhaps not needed for the Nintendo DS console, they could have perhaps focused on just one idea on the game such as playing a match and making it last over both screens but I do not see this happening.
There is plenty to do with all this being said but when you begin playing the game if you continue I would be shocked I found out within an hour this game would never be one for me to purchase.
Summary: A major let down for a popular game choice
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