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I love football games so when Fifa Street 2 was released on the PSP, especially as I didn't get to the play the original Fifa Steet I had to try it. I found it enjoyable for a while but that enthusiasm soon wore off. It's a bit different to the normal football games you play out there as you only have 4 players per team and no substitutes and play on street locations. The matches in FIFA Street 2 are all played from the view of a camera on the side of the playing area. Each team has four players and you can either play a normal match in which you have to beat your opponents in the time allowed or you can be the first to score a set number of goals. A lot of time in this game I found I spent trying tricks to get past the opposition and also to string together moves that resulted in scoring goals. You get rewarded with bonuses for each single trick you can perform whether the opponent is close to you or not at the time. You have the choice to either play quick play matches against the computer and wireless head-to head games. In addition though this game offers a career mode which is the best feature. When you launch into your career you will need to create a player and can customise their appearance, clothing and their attributes. These options are pretty comprehensive when creating your player. You then have to pick out seven players for your team squad. The only thing that is not that great is you can't make substitutions during the games so some of these players you choose won't play probably. As soon as your career gets going you'll need to participate in games to earn skill bills that can then be spent on improving players that are existing in your squad. Once your team reaches the required skill level you are allowed to enter tournaments and unlock new, exciting locations all over the globe to play in. The career mode is alright but can get a bit repetitive after a while. The graphics are okay but not spectacular by any means and the gameplay gets a bit boring after a while as you don't play much football and just perform tricks to unleash unstoppable shots which will drain you in the end... If you enjoyed the original game then you may well like this version as well but it's not as good as traditional football games that are out there.
FIFA Street 2 excels on the PSP due to the nature of the controls. The convenience of the trick shift button allows a user friendly grip and aids showboating, which is what this game is all about. I love it, take to the streets as the new kid on the block, impress with your skills and pick players from different neighbourhoods around the world. Effectively earns skill bills by performing tricks and banging in the goals against all-comers. Play matches for players, first to five owns the player, simple. Boost your squad with the best players in the world and eventually Rule The Street. As you travel to different parts of the world, take on local teams before entering the local tournament and ruling the area. Successfully complete all these and Rule The World. This game has the challenge your friends element through wireless capabilities and provides hours of fun. I love it and I think any football fan will. Buy it!
This isn't a bad game on the psp, but it could be better. I brought this game for my psp because I had lost the first instalment on ps2. *Gameplay* As with all FIFA games, its got all the players, over 320 pro players and teams. As this is FIFA street, the stadiums are streets across the world, and your ultimate aim, in the main game, is to conquer the world in the street football game, and win all of the national cups, and of course the street football world cup. There are quick match and mini-game options as well, the mini game aren't really that good, there are two on offer, one where you have to score from six different sections and the other is simply to score as many as possible. The main mode, beat the street, is very addictive. You create your own player and pick your squad; you have to win 8 games in the city in order to enter the tournament, as well as paying fees to enter. You then play three matches, if you win them all, you get that cities cup. Also, there is an option to play against an "upgrade" squad, were if you win, you can gain better squad players, so in theory you could get the worlds best players in your squad. There is also a wireless multiplayer option, which is great if you have mates with this game on psp. *Graphics and Audio* The graphics are great on this game, the players look quite like their real-world counterparts, and the cities look realistic, which is a good touch. The audio however, is not as good. There is a good variety of hip-hop type of music available to listen to when playing and browsing through the menus, but when you are playing there is no commentary from the much loved guy, who's name I can t remember. The music is good though. Overall this is a good, fun, different take on football that if you like the normal FIFA game, you should love. It's a shame about the (lack of) commentary though. Thanks for reading