Fifa Street 2 (DS)
Why I got this game?
After playing the Playstation 2 version of the game, that I really enjoyed I decided to pick up a portable version of the game.
The game follows the same layout as the playstation version as commented on in the game play below. I really enjoyed the gameplay as it is really easy to use and follows the same controls as most football games. What I particularly likely was the touch joystick that the game incorporated. This made it very easy to use and perform the skill trick moves as well as more fun to play. As it made use of this feature of the game which other football games do not.
The gameplay of this game is really very simple. The start up screen tells you to press start like msot games do this then leads you to four options.
This allows you to select a national team (i.e. England, France, Italy) from a large selection of teams across the world. Each team is made up of 4 players as all teams are on the game. On this selection mode you can have a free play game that is first to 5 goals.
-Rule the Street-
This is the challenge mode on this mode you have to compete with different teams at different venues across the world. At each venue there is the option for a kickabout where you play matches to win skill bills (points needed for the other sections) and to gain reputation for your team. By gaining skill points you can then go on player challenge. There is a player challenge in every venue this is where 5 players are listed and you must pay a number of skill bills to play the team and if you win then you get the player. The other option at each venue is the tournament this also costs skill bills. By entering this you can gain large amounts of skill bills and reputation points and also progress in the game on winning the cup.
On rule the street mode you must create a player to join your team he will play in every match that you have and cannot be traded for another player. His skill level will start at 0 and using skill bills 250 a time you can increase his skills in a number of areas throughout the game. The ability of the players in your team overall will effect their rating and their ability to play in some tournaments also as there is a minimum rating for these which gets higher as you progress through the game, naturally.
On this mode you can create more players or edit your existing players, here you can also edit any of the game settings as well as view the control options in the game.
This enables you to connect via wireless connection with single or multi-card play.
Overall I think it's a brilliant DS game because it is a unique football game that provides you with simple and challenging achievements. As well as taking advantage of all of the DS capabilities. It allows even the none football fans to get involved in the games as familar names of players are included and as each playing has their own ranking you are able to judge their abilities through this without knowing the in depths of them as a player. The ability to create your own player enhances the game hugely as even though the graphics are not brilliant you can create your own player and unlock clothing and accessories throughout the challenge mode. Overall I would give this game 5/5.
Prove you have what it takes in four on four gameplay action which captures the passion and flair of real street football in this fresh arcade experience. Humiliate your opponents with the new trick stick beat system, over the top juggling moves and all-new gamebreakers that allow you to win a game like never before. Beat the best in the world by traveling to new International locations ranging from the famous Westway in London to the beautiful beachside of Brazil. Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over the top moves and skills even bigger in this fast paced sequel. Take to the streets, unleash your tricks, and humble your rivals with or without the ball.