Product Type: Electronic Arts Playstation games
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FIFA, another year another game
FIFA 2000 (PS)
Member Name: briangilmour
FIFA 2000 (PS)
Advantages: Roster of teams
Disadvantages: gameplay still isn't that good.
In the days where there were millions of football games to buy for the PSX the two main runners where always ISS Pro and Fifa , even though there were always better games out there than FIFA such as Viva Football and This is Football. Because of the licenses and advertising it was always Fifa that was selling well at the top of the gaming charts.
Graphically FIFA was hard to fault, all strips were perfect and players really did look lifelike at the time and the commentary on the game was excellent and went along with the game perfectly.
The problem for me with FIFA is the gameplay and the 2000 edition still didn't address the fact that this was still far too easy or ridiculously hard. There was no middle ground when it came to setting the difficulty. If you were around the box and pressed O you'd score if you were on beginner, amatuer or Pro, and if you were on World Class you didnt' get near the ball.
There's plenty to do in FIFA with leagues cups and career mode so you can't fault it there but as a game on the whole I can't recommend it simply because of the gameplay, it brings this down from a good game to an average game.
Summary: An average football game that only hardcore fans will like.