Excerpt: Soccer is a funny sport. I've can, and have, played numerous soccer videogames and usually enjoy myself. However, when it comes to watching the real thing, it can never hold my attention for longer than a few minutes of regulation time. What surprised me about FIFA Soccer 2008 was that, compared to past games, it did as good a job at holding my attention as real games. While this wasn't good for me, it does work out well for soccer fans.
Excerpt: There is much about football that doesn't make sense. How Chelsea can let go of Jose Mourinho, one of the greatest managers in the world, is one example. That England fans expect the national team to win every game despite having failed to win anything in over 50 years is another. But the fact that the world's two premier football video games are made in Canada and Japan, ranked 54 and 34 respectfully in the FIFA World Rankings, is perhaps the most mind-boggling piece of...
Excerpt: What makes a great football (soccer) game? Solid gameplay? Licensed teams and players? High end graphics?FIFA 08 on the PS3 has all these and more.When you first load the game up you’ll be asked to choose your favourite team, this sets them as the default selection for the game modes, which can be both a blessing and a curse depending on who you’d like to play as.
Excerpt: Are you ready for some Futbol? EA Sports is as ready as ever, and once again FIFA brings soccer action to living rooms everywhere. This year it promised to do a better job simulating the sport than ever before in attempt to take the crown from the competition. Let's take a close look at how they did. For the PlayStation 3, EA Sports has made significant refinements over FIFA 07 .
Conclusion: Despite the game's few drawbacks in game play, the overall experience, as previously mentioned, is positive. has a lot of diversity of its game play and offers an addictive, easy to learn experience for soccer fanatics. So, select your favorite team, create a persona in your image (if you like), and lead them to victory.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is For years now the FIFA series have been taking the back seat to the Pro evolution series. Even though for most years FIFA featured superior graphics, the game play exceptionality is what the game was missing. For the second straight year now, EA improved on a winning formula that might have just pushed them over the competition.
Excerpt: For as long as I've been playing FIFA, which is probably since FIFA 99 on the PC, I have always loved the series for its accessibility and fun. FIFA, despite being one of the very few soccer franchises out there, has perhaps been the longest running fun soccer game. It achieved a lot of that seeing as how it wasn't very heavily based on simulating the sport, yet still maintaining the dose of realism.
Conclusion: Finally, at the end of the day, the ramped up AI intelligence and more difficult goal scoring are easily the most noticeable changes that set FIFA 08 apart from its predecessors. It is both a blessing and a curse, because when you do finally score a goal, you feel an immense satisfaction from the fact that you did so against tough opponents.
Summary: UK REVIEW--FIFA 08 is the first game in EA Sports' long-running football series to hit the PlayStation 3. The developer has promised to refine last year's effort while delivering a host of new gameplay modes and features. The result is that this year's FIFA plays a substantially different game of football, thanks mostly to an increased difficulty level and a sense of decreased pace.
Pros: Noticeably slower playing style, Challenging opponent AI, Mountain of game modes, Deep online and offline play, Peerless presentation and authenticity
Cons: Steep learning curve, Trick system a little too powerful, Slightly confusing menu system