Product Type: Electronic Arts PS2 games
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Fifa Street on the PS2
FIFA Street (PS2)
Member Name: kotoranka
FIFA Street (PS2)
Advantages: fast gameplay, great combos and skills, likeness of players is good
Disadvantages: repetitive, expensive, only 2player, no online option !
After having played many of the previous FIFA football instalments over the years and also the latest Pro Evolution Soccer, I wanted to change the way I play football on my console. So I stumbled across FIFA Street for the PS2 and after hearing so many good things about it, decided to pop it into the PS2 and give it a go.
The game itself is obviously a football game, but rather than playing with your favourite Premiership side on a nice piece of turf, you are thrown into the world of urban football and it is right here on the streets where you are to begin your world domination.
There are two main game modes in FIFA Street;
1. Friendly: The name is quite self-explanatory and this is probably the best place for new players to get to grips with the game and its controls. Here you have the option of choosing your best 4 players to step on to the pitch with!
2. Rule the Street: The goal of this option is for you to make your own player and generally tour the world with your players, winning competitions and matches and therefore increasing your reputation and SB (Skills Bills).
Seeing as a friendly will only last as long as you want it to, the left-over option is to Rule the Street and this is a very fun option as it allows you to create your own player (change his appearance and clothing), then choose a squad of up to 8 players. These players will not be famous and so it is up to you to win matches against other sides to earn SB (explained above) which in turn allows you to "buy" famous and more skilled players through playing against their own squad!
In total, there are 10 fun-filled and action packed cities to play in ranging from the sun bathed Lagos to the moonlight draped basketball court cum "soccer pitch" in New York, and I am not even going to number all the moves and skills that you can pull off whilst in-play! There are so many little dummies and volleys that you can use to pass that last defender and kick a blistering shot into the top right corner! The only guidance I can give is that the more you play, the more your reputation will increase and the more likely you are to learn the best moves.
1. The game is very easy to play and does not require having to look at the manual, it is pretty much left up to you how well you want to play and with each level you are expected to improve because if you don't, the opposition certainly will!
2. The music (when you first listen to it) will make you feel like you really are in a very urban environment, most of the tracks are either a mixture of Rap, R 'n' B, Latin American and Dance music.
3. The graphics are very nice and the surrounding areas behind the pitch you are playing on all have little details like graffiti, someone cycling past or in New York's case…a yellow cab driving past.
4. There are loads of fantastic players to choose from like Michael Ballack, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, and Andrea Pirlo…but it is up to you to unlock them!
5. Multiplayer, so test out your newly learnt skills on your best mates!
1. The commentator will get on your nerves after a while but you do have the option to mute him if you wish.
2. There are 3 camera options; Far, Medium and Close and this is a bit of a disappointment if you think of how many camera angles FIFA Football actually has in its games.
3. There's not that much else to do in the game apart from just playing football and although I know that this is the whole point, I feel cheated out of a training mode or even a mini 4 on 4 World Cup mode.
4. It has pretty repetitive game play so the only way to keep the game fresh is to play a few matches every few days, otherwise you might get bored of it pretty soon.
5. No online option and multiplayer is only 2 player.
My suggestion is that if you should get this game as a present or see it pre-owned for a pretty low price then grab a copy, but anyone else who wants to just see what it is like…then rent it first or borrow a friend's copy.
Please note that this review is also on my Ciao account as bwerket.
Summary: action - packed, fast gameplay but will bore you after a while