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This game was never going to be brilliant, I owned the original and whereas all my friends hated it I found it great fun for a short term solution. The real FIFA takes itself quite seriously being as close to real life as a game can really get, the idea with FIFA Street is to make the whole process a lot more enjoyable.
Okay, so in truth it's rubbish, I am not going to make any defence for the prosecution that this game is a classic but it is still brilliant because it's different and fun. The idea of the game as the title would tend to suggest is instead of playing an 11-a-side game of football on a full size pitch for the mundane 90 minutes you are instead thrust into the world of Street Football playing five-a-side in a world where tricks and skill are king.
In terms of graphics EA Sports appear to have tried not to take it too seriously, people may complain about the graphics but I believe it is intentional. If you look on the front cover of the game you will see what you could only call caricature versions of some top football players, the picture of Peter Crouch for instance is really quite amusing, in the normal game every detail of a players physique is taken care of to the point of almost being flawless whereas Street keeps is comic by doing the polar opposite.
The game itself becomes quite boring fairly quickly, once you have mastered the art of keeping the ball in the air between players and pulling off some cheeky stunts then goals soon follow, as you pull off stunts then you fill a 'gamebreaker' bar, once this is filled then all your players for a limited time only becomes great in every position, the result being that if you get the ball and shoot then it's fairly likely that you will score.
The Street team did put an awful lot of players into this though and the categories they fall into are fairly amusing, for instance (and this really is for football fans now) Gattuso and Rooney fall into the 'stocky' team, but there are actually 250 players on the game split into the groups of tricksters, enforcers, playmakers and finishers, all come with their own abilities during the games themselves.
A nice addition to this game rather than the original is the ability to interact with your surroundings, so for instance when you try and beat a player you can pass the ball against a wall and run up it so get round your man. Some of the locations are quite funky at the first time of watching but soon become annoying, some of the walls don't go all the way to the top of the screen so when you try and play a pass off a wall it can sometimes soar out of the playing arena (which automatically gives possession to the opposition goalkeeper). The music also tends to stop and start in as much as when a track finishes it can take some time for the next to begin leaving you playing in silence.
All in all I would suggest this game is worth a cheeky punt as long as you don't expect the world from it, if you don't appreciate the fact that it's meant to be fun and not as slick as it's big brother then leave it alone. Amazon currently has it priced at £12.45 although I think I picked it up for £8.00 from CEX (see earlier review).
In short, this game should be awful, but I still like it :-)
I buy FIFA every year and when I saw FIFA Street 3 in Currys Clearance I couldn't pass it. I'm glad I didn't because despite some bad reviews, I still love the game. It is so much fun but doesn't last that long as it didn't take me very long to complete the game. FIFA Street 3 is a much more fun approach to football with it very casual and the controls are very simple and easy to use.
If anything, the graphics let the game down as they are simple and also look like a cheap cartoon. The game has bad framerate and suffers from bad camera angles. Sometimes I couldn't see the players during the matches.
Also, it is very easy to score, all you need to do is skills up until you shoot. This made the 2 player boring as the other player kept on doing this. It is also hard to find someone online.
In the game, you will play a small team game of football in many different street areas. There are over 250 real players in the game and you will use tricks to build up your special shot called a Gamebreaker. Using this you are more likely to score some great goals.
The soundtrack is also very fun and the music fits the game.
I have always loved the idea of footy games, but with the likes of Fifa (the regular game) never really got the hang of all the controls. In the real world I don't play or watch it on the TV much, so I suppose being good at the game is a hard wish. Well, Fifa Street 3 allows a more easy going, fun approach to the game and although not perfect I was surprised.
This PS3 version is rated 3. You can player 1-7 players locally, or up to 8 players online. It outputs the game graphics up to a maximum of 1080P (the highest quality you can get on todays high definition TV's).
The idea of the game is to join your small team and play against the opposition in a 'street' scenario, hence the game title. There are some well known names in there (250 international players), but I really take no notice of this, as I am playing it from a non-fan point of view. Whilst you are playing you can do tricks and build up to mega-shots to score really powerful goals. The narration that goes on along with the game is quite entertaining too. Compared to a regular footie game, this is more suited to picking up and having a quick 10-20 minute game. So suits me, because I am often busy.
I can understand why footie game fans rate it lower than normal, it is no sim, not accurate in its rerpesentation of the game. So really quite shallow. But, if you take a closer look, the graphics are polished. Nice detail and movement to the players. The play arenas aren't that great, so room for improvement here. The control method is really good though, and for me I can fluke some pretty amazing looking shots. Sound is OK, good banter during the game. It is one game where I can actually beat my son at football, which makes me smile at least.
So, in conclusion, not an awesome game, or a purist game, but well worth the £9.97 I paid for a quick bit of footie fun.
Firstly i have to say its only a supposed to be a bit of fun. It is pretty bad but then again its ok if your mucking around with your mates.
Anyway this is the third in the series of a football game played on the streets. You can do skill, dity tackles and even do a backflip of the wall. It is five aside no subs.
There is a campaign (wich is awful) where you have to complete certain missions like time attack, first to five goals, first five goals that are headers and so on.
the charters are like Caricatures (everthing is exaggerated) which looks ridiculus.
There is a gamebreaker bar which goes up when you do skill or score goals and then you when its full you can go into gamebreaker mode wich is where every shot you take most of the time cannot be stopped.
this is made by ea and is just so they can make more money out of the brillaint sereies it was before this
What a load of rubbish this is! Surprise surprise EA have found a relative cash cow and are milking it for everything they can, they do make me sick. It is complete tat and if someone gave me this game for free i would not keep it having played it at a friends house. The supposed idea of the game is to play some beautiful footy and out-skill your opponent, but in reality it is a case of get the ball to the feet of the highest rated player on your team and then proceed to batter the controller buttons and analogue sticks to all parts to reach the other goal line them a tap on the circle button will slam the ball home, oh and you then get a 'gamebreaker' which basically equals one free goal. This is the worst and most boring game on PS3, DO NOT BUY IT!