Conclusion: I think what’s most disappointing about Fifa Street is the thought of what could have been. I think many videogame soccer fans have been waiting for a solid 5 on 5 soccer title since the indoor soccer mode in Fifa: RTWC 98. Unfortunately, instead of focusing on the basics of soccer and making a game that’s all about quick intricate passing combined with individual skill, we get a game that’s basically a poor version of NBA Street played with a soccer ball.
Excerpt: EA really are in an enviable position in the industry. They've got the licences, they've got the franchises, they've got the game engines and they've got a fair few talented people working in their offices. Quite where any of those people were when FIFA Street was being bungled out the door is anyone's guess because given the Street template, the FIFA engine and talent that obviously resides at the company (look no further than the NBA Street franchise for evidence) this...
Excerpt: In FIFA Street , we finally get to see those guys from FIFA up close, and they don’t look half bad. The textures look great and the animations make them look even sweeter in motion. There are a few wonky bits with the animation when a group of guys gathers around the ball and people start to slide around, but this is easily overlooked. The worst is when the ball magically warps to a player’s foot/knee/head in order to make the play.
Excerpt: It’s fair to say that Electronic Arts have a near-undisputed monopoly on licensed sporting games: such well-established names as the FIFA, NBA, NHL and Madden NFL are all part of their extensive portfolio. Recent years have seen their IP brands expanding in various directions, most notably perhaps under the ‘extreme’ banner of EA sub-brand EA BIG.
Excerpt: FIFA Street is four-on-four soccer with three players in the field and one goalie. Most of the matches don't have a time limit and are played to 5 goals, but there are matches that have the traditional time limits of regular soccer. The game feels like indoor soccer since there aren't that many players on the pitch and it is surrounded by walls that keep the ball in play. The triangle button performs "beat" moves which is a hip way of saying "juke" I'd suppose.
Summary: FIFA Street has been eagerly anticipated for quite a while now and we couldn't wait to get our hands on it, however we were thinking that it was just going to be FIFA 2005 re boxed with a few extra tricks you can do, but to be honest, that statement couldn't be more further from the truth.
Conclusion: FIFA Street probeert met verschillende modi af te wisselen, maar is door het gebrek aan tactische mogelijkheden een beetje een one trick pony. Daarom is FIFA Street ook vooral leuk in de multiplayer, omdat het nou eenmaal leuker is om een vriend een panna te geven. In je eentje in het wat minder spannend op de lange termijn. Eigenlijk net zoals echt straatvoetbal dus.
Pros: Makkelijk op te pikken, Tegenstanders vernederen voelt goed, Goede sfeer, Panna Rules
Cons: Geen Nederlandse clubs, Soms vreemde animaties, Registreert bepaalde trucjes niet goed
Summary: De FIFA-reeks behoort al jaren tot de top der sportgames en wordt bijna elk jaar, verdiend, tot nummer één verkozen. Elk jaar is het knokken en zwoegen geblazen voor EA, want aan de sport zelf kan er helaas niets worden veranderd, dus moet EA Sports elk jaar met andere originele zaken uit de hoek komen.
Pros: World Tour-modus, Eigen team zowel online als offline, Physics en tricks
Cons: Doelman heeft soms rare kuren, Sommige modi online niet beschikbaar