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: 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: 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.