What good are bells/whistles when the gameplay stinks?
P. Kingsriter "R.N. Guy", Amazon
23 August 2004
Summary: I've purchased a good number of soccer titles in the past, including more than one in the EA Sports FIFA family on multiple gaming systems. This is by far their most disappointing effort. EA Sports, usually among the leaders in inovations, options, playablility, and overall enjoyment, seem to have put all their efforts into gaming extras (ie: Spanish language, on-line playability, official licensing, nice graphics), largely at the expense of fun. The game is b-o-r-i-n-g.
Summary: I received this game as a gift, so I cannot comment on the price value. However, I can give my opinion on some of the aspects of this game. First I went to select my favorite team in the world. Yet they were not there. They left out HOLLAND. How is that possible? When I played FIFA 2002 on my PC, at least they had Holland as a team if not having any of the actual players. It's ludicrous that they would leave one of the most fascinating teams in the world out.
Summary: I waited, and waited for this game, I finally collapsed and dropped 50$ American for it. And the conclusion... let down! Fifa 2003 was alright, it could have used sometweaking, but this game is like a complete step backwards. The game play is slow and the controls take some time to get used to. The tournament mode has no world cup,or iunternational cup; and the graphics are almost worst that in 2003.
Summary: The following reasons make FIFA Soccer 2004 a piece of crap: 1. No button configuration available. You can't configure your keyboard or gamepad to have a set of buttons that suit your preference, so you have to adjust to its default configuration. Note: button configuration is available with FIFA Soccer 2003, so it's a regression. 2. Poor control.
Summary: I have been buying the konami manufactured PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) titles, but this year I thought I'd try something new. Of course pes and fifa are big rivals and excel in different aspects of a football fame. Fifa, for example has much better liscencing and realism with match day graphics near to perfect, but the gameplay however is lacking. It is slow and takes time to master and the 'off the ball' control is crap basically.
Summary: It's not all that bad. It's not great either. First of all, as soon as you start the game, set the game speed to full and change the camera angel to action, otherwise you will get very aggrivated. Once that's the done, the game speed is reasonable and the graphics are great. However, the game will still slow down tremendously if a lot of action is happening on the field. Off The Ball is a new control in this game, which is very original but impossible to apply.
Summary: In short, if this game had come out last year, and FIFA 2003 had come out this year, it would have seemed the more logical progression. FIFA 2004 is a clunkier, slower, more disorganized, less sharp game than 2003. Career mode is awful (they need to get some Madden Franchise developers involved), which was really the only reason i bought this instead of sticking with 2003. The gameplay has significantly worsened for some reason: it is IMPOSSSIBLE to score.
Excerpt: Produkten Spel till Ps2 Titel Fifa 2004 Produktionsår Genre Sport Märke EA sports Åldersgräns från 3 år Handlingen Det finns inte direkt så mycket mer att säga än att det här spelet kom ut 2004 och det ska spelas på Ps men finns till andra konsoler med. I det här spelet finns det hundratals med olika lag som man kommer att kunna välja mellan och det är hur många kombinationer som helst man kommer att kunna använda för sparkar, nickar och allt som ingår i fotboll.
Summary: FIfa Soccer 2004 es uno de esos juegos que poco cambia respecto a sus versiones 2003 o 2008. Solo hay pocas diferencis principales. La principal es que tiene mejor calidad en sus graficos que las versiones anteriores, pero tambien peor que las posteriores. De la misma forma la calidad de sonido es mejor que las anteriores y tambien peor que las posteriores.
Summary: „TIF – This Is Football“? Wirklich? Ist TIF 2004 überhaupt ein gutes Fußballspiel? Oder ist es vielleicht sogar besser als Electonic Arts’ „FIFA Football 2004“? Viele Fragen, die aufkommen. Die Antwort lest ihr hier: ~~ Inhalt ~~ ------------------- I. Der Hersteller II. Der Kaufanreitz III. Der Einstieg IV. Der Langzeitspaß V. Der Umfang VI. Die Lizenz VII. Der Multiplayerpart VIII. Die Grafik IX. Der Sound X. Die Steuerung XI.