Excerpt: World Tour Soccer 2003 is known in the This is Football in the United Kingdom. The game boasts over 700 teams and 13,000 players, due to having the FifPro license. Just that can make soccer gaming fans salivate. But does the gameplay matchup with the structure?
Excerpt: For those of you who are in need of a quick soccer fix, World Tour Soccer 2003 may be just what you're looking for. While I haven't been the biggest 989 Sports fan in a while, I actually appreciated this soccer sim. The graphic models, while nothing to catch your drool over, are lifelike and realistic. The animations for every move seem to capture the genuine maneuvers. Not to be overlooked, but the stadiums fill the void as well.
Excerpt: The easy-to-grasp control found in World Tour Soccer 2002 was one of its big pluses. It has returned this year with the addition of a few more tweaks, so it now falls into the not-so-easy-to-grasp-but-very-comprehensive area. The analog face buttons and the amount of pressure applied to them give you a new variety of passes.
Excerpt: 989 Sports has become one of the final bastions for Playstation only sports gaming. Every year they put forth every effort to keep up with the “big boys”, but the last few years have been less then stellar for 989. In the last year, Sony and 989 have brought exciting new concepts to the table. However, like a lot of studios, many of the ideas were a little short on presentation, but long on creativity and potential.
Conclusion: But perhaps the most interesting game mode is the career mode, which is the most in depth of any soccer game out on the market. In the career mode you basically start out in control of a small school team who plays other school teams. As you get better your opponents get better and your leagues get tougher. Not only that, but you can also customize your team’s jersey and other accessories.