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World Tour Soccer on the Sony PSP is quick to pickup and easy to get into football game that will have you going back for more time and time again.
World Tour Soccer was originally a ps2 series but it has been adapted to the PSP extremely well. Take part in quick games, exhibition matches, cup competitions, multiplayer matchups, and an excellent challenge mode.
Controlling your players in World Tour Soccer is very intuitive and easy to pick up. You can use either the analog stick or the directional buttons to move. In attack there is a button to do a short pass, one for a through ball, one for a lobbed pass and one to shoot. Holding the L1 whilst pressing any of these buttons will make you do tricks or a deliberate dive action. The R1 button allows you to sprint. In defence there is a button to do a standing tackle and one to do a sliding tackle and that is it.
Playing the games is a lot of fun although I found it quite difficult to score to start off with but I soon got the hang of it and was slotting them in from 30yards. WTS includes most international, club, and special squads which you will get chances to unlock through the game by winning any of the game's tournaments, scoring a hat-trick, achieving a number of consecutive clean sheets plus more. You even get the chance to unlock the classic 1966 World Cup Winning England team.
My favourite feature of this game is the challenge mode. This mode is all about playing the game with style and the only thing which really matters is scoring points. What do points make? Prizes, well, medals bronze, silver, or gold medals to be specific these unlock additional features as well new teams or stadiums. You are awarded points for a completed pass, a perfectly timed tackle, skinning an opponent, taking a shot at the goal or even scoring one from the edge of the box. This mode encourages attractive soccer, mistakes lose you points.
This is a very good looking game. World Tour Soccer's player animations have been improved and the action looks great on the PSP's small screen. It is all put together extremely well with fluid football action all the way.
The audio on this game is also simple yet effective the commentators just name players names but they seem to get excited at the right times and it is always delivered well. The crowd noises are basic but effective and the soundtrack contains a couple of thumping tracks that will get your foot tapping.
World Tour Soccer is a game that doesn't disappoint it has fast-action game play and depth. It is a great game and a perfect companion to your PSP.
WhiteMarion - KOTEJ
"King Of The Entertainment Jungle"
Also published on Ciao under name: www.kotej.com
World Tour Soccer may not be the well-known franchise that FIFA or PES is, but that doesn't mean that it can't be a good game! Though few are going to be swayed from the franchises they've grown to love, this game shows that there is enough room in the market for another title.
Gameplay-wise, this is as good as any other football game on the PSP; it's very fun and the control scheme is very intuitive, unpretentious, quite simple and not as self-consciously complex (to try and justify you buying the next one!) as the FIFA games in particular. There's also a fine learning curve, and the difficulty settings mean that there's a way for everyone to play without getting angry or despondent at how easy/hard it is. Especially fun is a Challenge Mode, where a certain emphasis is put on fancy footwork.
Graphically, it is trumped by the PSP's other footy games without a doubt. There are some good textures, but the animation is a bit of a bust, and it therefore doesn't have the same immersive feel as FIFA and PES. Aurally, the game is nowhere near as good as the FIFA games especially; there just isn't that palpable sense of atmosphere that those games convey, for the crowds here aren't as rabid, and it just doesn't feel that authentic.
With a surprising amount of unlockables for a football game, there's quite a bit here to do. Also, the various single player modes will keep you sufficiently challenged, and while it may lack the overarching depth of FIFA, it's still a fun romp and worth your time if you're an avid footy gamer.
When i was given this game for christmas, i took one look and was disappointed. It looked like one of those "wannabe" fifa games. However when i tried it out i realised that it is not the look on the cover that counts. It was actually a really good game.
Theres lots of different playing modes like the challenge mode, cup mode and exhibition mode.
The range of teams this game has is amazing, over 200 teams to shoose from and you can challenge your pals through the wireless feature throught the psp to make the games a bit more interesting. A variety of difficulties makes the game never boring.
There are a few bad points about this game though. For its age it is still fairly expensive and you don't get all the up to date teams, players and technology. As with most PSP games the graphics aren't brilliant and this game is no exception.
However i do find this game great to play and for a fairly un-known game it is pretty good. I reccommend all footie fans to try it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
The initial game I bought for the Sony PSP meant I was on it for countless hours and somehow never seemed to bore of the game. The amont of competitions and cups available to compete in, win and unlock will keep you going for hours, as entertained as you were the first time you played the game.
With over 200 teams, and the ability to unlock bonus teams from historic footballing moments, you will not get tired of using the same players again and again. Nor will you bore of constantly playing the computer, as this title allows you to compete with your friends using wireless technology that doesnt even need the internet.
The controls are easy to get the hang of and World Tour Soccer sports excellent graphics, ranging from the player detail, to the quality of stadiums, to the navigation ease of the menu screens.
Play this game now and see just how many different cups you can win from all over the globe.
A highly enjoyable must have for every sports fan that won't dissapoint.
This title was a launch title for the PSP console and there were many purchases worldwide. This football simulation allowed players to take control of many internation and club teams such as scotland, england, manchester united and rangers fc. The gameplay is slick and fast paced, to master the game timing is essential. The game has many cups and challenges for which the player can battle their way through. The lengthetivity is good with this game and will take most gamers countless hours to unlock everything and fully complete the game. The graohics are good and stadiums look incredble.There are intuitve controls such as a dive button ( l and triangle) which allows the player to unspotingly cheat to earn a free kick or penalty. However, this nifty trick works both ways and I have earned countless booking from misuse of this tactic. I rate this game highly as it gives people wanting an alternative to an overpriced fifa game something to buy and with this game being offered at mad prices such as £1 (gamestation, HMV ETC), why not?