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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa game review
Boys' Life magazine
26 July 2010
Excerpt: In less than two months, the best soccer teams in the world will gather in various South African stadiums for the FIFA World Cup. But you don’t have to wait; you can play right now. Is 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa worth the price of admission — especially if you already have FIFA 10 from six months ago? If you’re a soccer nut, the answer is generally “yes.” This game is not just about being the best in a country, region or even a continent.
Excerpt: I am distressed. Team VideoGamer.com flies out to Los Angeles for the behemoth that is the E3 trade show on Saturday June 12. That day, as anyone who's ever kicked a football knows, is the day England open their World Cup account against the USA. I'm not sure of the time zones, but I will probably miss the game.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is There are many reasons why football fans worldwide are excited about the new FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa game, even though we just had another FIFA eight months ago. First, the excitement of the world cup can overcome anyone and with about a month until kick off the game is a perfect appetizer before the main course. The other main reason though is how good the EURO 2008 game was two years ago.
Excerpt: For anyone living in South Africa there have only really been two items in the news lately that had people talking. Since we won’t get into politics we can skip the Julius Malema stories and head straight into something that is actually newsworthy: the FIFA World Cup! FIFA fever has hit the country and the excitement is almost tangible! People are wearing their football jerseys and you can hear random vuvuzela’s all throughout the day.
Excerpt: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa was released at the end of April to take advantage of the upcoming World Cup match taking place in South Africa. It�s sandwiched between the release of FIFA 10 last year and the upcoming release of FIFA 11, but is designed to capture the crazed excitement of the international event that�s the World Cup. It�s not at broad as a normal FIFA title, but you will see a highly elevated presentation value to the game.
Excerpt: It's 2010 and for footy fans, that's significant for only one reason: It's a World Cup year. As tradition goes, it's also a year that EA Sports releases a special edition soccer title. Hence, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa for PlayStation3.
Excerpt: The FIFA World Cup is likely the most celebrated championship on the planet. With nearly 200 countries vying for a chance to hoist that beautiful gold trophy, there’s hardly any one population that wouldn’t be proud of their countrymen for achieving that which only comes once every four years – becoming the greatest soccer team on Earth. Knowing how special a moment the World Cup is, EA releases its own World Cup game every four years as well.
Summary: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is highly addictive due to its realism and visuals that make some instances hilarious as well as great. If you loved FIFA 10 then you will no doubt love World Cup South Africa. The game is set at a $59.99 MSRP though which I thought was pretty ridiculous and others may as well if you played and own FIFA 10 already.
Pros: Amazing presentation, love the competitions between countries, facial animations improved.
Cons: Price of the game for those who have FIFA 10 already, online limited to world cup mode.
Conclusion: Inevitably, there will be times when your teammates in Captain Your Country mode frustrate you, but there are also times that you get to feel like part of a well-oiled machine as you make runs off the ball, call for passes and through balls, and try to beat or participate in offside traps.
Pros: Plays a great, realistic game of soccer, Impressive visuals and animation, Difficulty and control options cater to players of all skill levels, Significantly better commentary than FIFA 10.
Cons: Limited online options, Even minor lag ruins online games, Some lengthy load times between matches, Inconsistent feedback in Captain Your Country mode.