Product Type: Sony PSP games
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World Tour Soccer.....Ahem, Football 2
World Tour Soccer 2 (PSP)
Member Name: NinjaBaz
World Tour Soccer 2 (PSP)
Advantages: Fun, different and actually not a bad game in its own right
Disadvantages: Not FIFA and not PES
I'm a big fan of the likes of FIFA '09 and to a lesser extent these days, Pro Evolution Soccer, on my PS3. As far as I'm aware, World Tour Soccer 2 is a PSP exclusive title and I thought iId give it a go seeing as my PSP games collection is a little thin on the ground.
I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised as my expectations were quite low beforehand. I agree in part with the other review of this game on dooyoo, in as much as the graphics are a bit primitive, and it's not a great Football simulation in comparison to the established titles from Konami and EA Sports. But..........I took it for what it is meant to be, a fun, different, challenge based Football game and I slowly found myself becoming addicted to it.
The game has several game modes which can be accessed by a pretty smart looking main menu. The main game modes are World Tour, Medal Mode, Exhibition Match and Multiplayer. The graphics are quite colourful, vibrant and bright as you travel through to actually start the game.
World Tour mode sees you take control of a team that must complete games and score enough points to get a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal. If the medal is attained, you unlock the next match against a tougher opponent. When all teams from that continent are beaten, you progress to another continent to try to conquer more teams, and so on. Points are scored from something as simple as completing passes (10 points), succesful tackles (25-50 points) and scoring goals (Around 500 points). Different moves including succesful volleys, crosses and headers also gain your team points. As an example, in the first challenge a Gold medal will require 2000+ points to be scored, so a couple of goals here will get you nicely on your way to glory!
Medal mode is similar except there are also a number of 'match conditions' which may have to be met before points are scored. These included Shot Clock, where you have a time limit from when your team takes possession of the ball before you must take a shot. Classic Challenge which is just a normal game with no conditions. All Rounder, in which all members of your team must touch the ball in an attack before you're allowed to try to score a goal. Other modes are unlockable including Player Tag, Pass Clock, Time Attack and Totally Outnumbered. This gives the game a bit more longevity.
The game has full team licenses for player names which is a bonus, and the in-game action is presented in a horizontally scrolling, 45 degree angle side on view as per most Football games. The action itself is fairly basic compared to FIFA and the like, but enjoyable and addictive as you strive to beat a team over and over again as you just lose out by 10 or 20 points. Replays are shown after goals and near misses and stats can be viewed at half and full time should you be into that kind of thing!
I'd Recommend this game for a few hours of fun away from the seriousness of the recognised Footie games out there, as it can be purchased second hand from around £4.
Summary: WTS makes itself a niche within a niche
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