Summary: firstly i am really surprised by the negative reviews for this game. i have not played the winning eleven series except maybe the first one and it was really, really horrible. commentating sucked, graphics were horrible and their were no real life players or teams. so i didnt give it much of a chance. see i think commentating is such a big part of a soccer game. now about fifa 2005, i love it.
Summary: INTRODUCTION The Fifa Series has been going on year after year. Fifa 2003 was a solid game but 2004 fell down a little. But now EA are making Fifa 2005. EA claim that this is going to be the most realistic in the entire series. As soon as this game comes out everybody is going to compare it with one game:Pro Evo 4. Games always have a rival. Games always have a rival like Ratchet & Clank and Jak and Daxter. Fifa Or Pro Evo is the million dollar question.
Summary: Looking at the reviews that were left when FIFA Football 2005 was originally releases, it surprised me how pro PES most of them were. But anyway... New Additions As is per usual with FIFA games, there is one big update, and lots of minor ones (usually to do with stadiums and chants in older games, not so much now.
Summary: When you first play this game, it is new and exciting with its good graphics and realistic commentary, but after you have had it for a week or so, it begins to get rather repetitive, and, well boring! As I was on career mode i found myself bored and only excited by changing club, or buying new players. So overall, this game is great for a holiday, but boring afterwards.
Summary: Fifa 2005 is the best footy game I've played on although it's not perfect.The graphics are good although I think the stadium graphics on Euro 2004 (PS2) were slightly better. Players and stadiums of big clubs are realistic but are not so realistic when it comes to small clubs. For example I'm Rochdale on career mode and the stadium looks nothing like Spotland (Rochdale's stadium.
Summary: It is very good and the career mode (15 seasons is great!) The only problem is that they have managed to include Hungary as a national team, but where is Holland, with Van Nistelrooy etc? Apart from that is is super! The graphics are great but the commentators get very boring, they always say the same thing... The worst thing is that when you create a player it alaways comes out looking NOTHING like what you wanted.
Summary: This game is great because it is so much more realistic and there are so many more moves than on FIFA 2004. I like the create player bit but you cannot create yourself unless you are an adult which is the only bad thing. A very entertaining game especially on 2 player mode.
Summary: This years FIFA release is a small improvement on last years in that a proper carear mode has been put in place but there are some annoying aspects to it as well, mostly when played on world class because any lower level is just too easy! The good points of the game include: A 15 year carear mode, first touch control (which if used right really does work well) and player ageing and developement which allows your players to improve (some not so much, however some develope...
Summary: If you like football games, I recommend this because you get to be all kinds of different teams - eg any team from any league, and unlike other games, the teams have their proper names. The players play with a lot of skill, and the graphics are great. The only drawback I can think of is that once you get good at it, it becomes too easy to play against the computer teams.
Summary: This is undoubtably the best FIFA yet. If you had FIFA 2004 and were disappointed, have a look at FIFA 2005. If you love the romance and glory of football, eg Champions League games, then this is the one for you. I respect what Konami have done with Pro Evo, but who wants Manchester Red vs North London, when you can have Manchester United vs Arsenal? Full names, faces, kits, stadiums.