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.
The only great feature of this game is the online mode
Hadi Jones "The Tree", Amazon
8 June 2004
Summary: This game is really fun and never gets boring but why didn't EA add the Create a Team mode or produce classic teams from the 60s to the current, with players like Pele, Marradona and the old Ronaldo with an average of 98. Well i guess EA creates the game for themselves rather that listening to us players, ah well, the main thing is that this game is really fun at online mode but the normal matches are getting a bit boring, even the WorldClass mode is no match for me.
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: Hey Jeff from Miami florida who wrote some review on FIFA 2004, one correction. This is not FIFA 2004 for PC were reviewing here, so i don know why youre talking about some Dell computer with so and so Ghz.
Summary: FIFA 2004 has some serious flaws no matter what your gaming preference might be. It's a hybrid between a soccer management game and a regular sports game. The soccer managment side is okay. You can set team training and individual player training each week and every dip into the transfer market takes both $ and prestige points, the latter you lose whether the player and his team accepts your transfer offer or not. So it gives you something to think about.
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: I agree with the previous review on all points but no one has mentioned the goal score replays are way to short, sometimes not even showing them at all!! I've even had a few instances were I would score a goal and get a replay of the action happening at the OTHER END OF THE FIELD??!!!? I feel like returning this defective game back to EA for a refund!!
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.