Excerpt: Though it isn’t the best looking soccer game on the market, World Tour Soccer 2006 is definitely a step above last year’s game in terms of graphics. The franchise retains the solid color scheme that made the previous games look like cartoons, but the detail has improved greatly. Animations are better, but still not great. There is a definite rigid feel coupled with a distinct lack of gravity.
Excerpt: For some reason, Americans are shy to sports outside of the Ã¢â‚¬ËœBig 3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ (baseball, basketball, and football). While baseball may be AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disputed pastime, soccer is the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pastime, without doubt. Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re from Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Quebec, Baghdad, or London, chances are you have a television set tuned to a soccer match at some point in the year.
Excerpt: There's a crucial choice that every game based on real-world sports has to make. That choice is whether the game will aspire to simulating the real-world sport as closely as possible or whether to create an entertaining gameplay system that calls to mind a sport without really hewing close to the reality of it. Soccer is an interesting sport to simulate because there is so much atmosphere to it.
Summary: Building on the success of previous titles
in the series, Sony's 989 Sports hits the pitch again with the release of World
Tour Soccer 2006 for the PS2. Its controls have been improved dramatically,
offering a responsive touch that makes passing and kicking much easier. With a
roster of hundreds of teams and thousands of players, WTS 2006 offers an
incredible amount of depth. Add in online play and EyeToy support, and you have
a strong soccer title.
Excerpt: World Tour 2006 features 935 different teams from around the globe. Teams range from international squads like England, America, etc, to those from the American MLS and the European Premier league. You can be guaranteed to find your favorite squad in the game, and along with these 935 teams come 19,000 real players. Players can take pictures of themselves and create a player using their Eye Toy, which adds a nice level of customization.