Summary: If i were one of the programmers for this game, i would be embarrassed. EA ought to feel that way for putting out a game that is still in development. There are numerous programming deficiencies. - in career mode, player ratings can change from screen to screen - in career mode, you can't save the game at the end of a season until after you've gone through the preseason training and acquisitions - It is practically impossible to sell players in career mode; if you can...
Summary: This game sucks big time and here are the reasons: Users cannot control the pace of the game at different levels. No classic teams. No plethora of skill moves. Match stats are poor, so are the postgame highlights. All this was in fifa'03 and it was taken away. So, fifa'04 is NOT an improvement on the game. This has resulted in the game having no flair. Imagine Zidane executing the same skill move everytime he dribbles the ball. Sucks doesn't it.
Summary: the FIFA games feel more awkward to use with each succeeding year. The controls are more difficult to use and the abilities to score and run are almost impossible. Kicking free kicks near to the opponents goal end up with the ball heading into the stands rather than near the goal Where o where are the international teams ?
It deserve a 0.. a total dissapoint, Buy Winning Eleven 7!!!
OM "Red_502", Amazon
20 February 2004
Summary: What they produce it's not soccer!!!, I bought fifa 2004 just for the online play, (another disappointment the online gameplay) but just like others fifa's games, a complete dissapoint. It's seems like your game it's a merge of soccer and NFL, NOT soccer at all. Everyone who played real soccer... at least once in it's life, could tell you that fifa series it's not soccer, or it's what EA team think soccer it's.. or should be, but not way of play.
Summary: this is a real step backwards from the 2003 version, which was tough, but manageable. I don't mind difficulty, but the difficulty isn't realistic. Scoring should be harder than it was in 2003, but I can't figure out how I can have Ronaldo with 2 steps on a 3rd division defender and get caught from behind every time. The "freestyle" move is worthless, so you've got the greatest stars in the world and no ability to beat a lead-footed defender one on one.
Summary: and another attempt by EA to take our money wowing us with eye candy while trying to slip by us the fact that this is essentially the same garbage as last year. Off the ball control is unusable and a joke, there is no difference neither among players nor among teams, as you can take on Real Madrid with Yeovil and dominate, for example. Avoid and buy Winning Eleven 7 instead. It's coming out shortly and will blow this garbage out of the water.
Summary: I bought the game mostly for the online play. I thought that would be in itself a good enough reason to buy it. Since over the years I have enjoyed playing FIFA from EASports. Saying that, the online experice stinks. Hard to connect to players, there's always a lag, and it seems that EASports doesn't care about it's customers when it comes to the FIFA game. It seems that this problem also affected Tiger Woods golf, but it was fixed right away.
Summary: I was scratching my head last year why EA changed the sprint control from the triangle to the R1, and then I played Winning Eleven 6, and it hit me. Electronic Arts have been playing catch up since Konami came out with the Pro-Evolution/Winning Eleven series. What amazes me is that there are still people giving good reviews to the Fifa series? Just a word of advice, pick up a baseball bat and stop kidding yourselves. What's wrong with 2004 you ask? Everything!
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