Excerpt: Ah, voetbal, het edele balspel (fuck golf!). Er gaat niets boven het kijken naar een voetbalmatch op het scherp van de snee, met twee teams die al zwetend, zwoegend en tackelend voor elke bal gaan -blessures, who cares?-. Of ja, er gaat misschien toch iets boven: diezelfde voetbalmatch virtueel naspelen. World Tour Soccer is het eerste voetbalspel op PSP. Mooi begin of een vogel voor de FIFA 06-kat?
Summary: Taking to the pitch for the first time on
the PSP, Sony's own World Tour Soccer franchise makes an impressive debut on the
handheld system. Featuring more than 100 teams and 2000 officially licensed
players, WTS has a remarkable amount of depth. It plays smoothly with intuitive
controls, a fast pace and intelligent opponent AI. From a visual standpoint, the
game looks good with excellent player animation, close-up angles and excellent
Excerpt: It’s pretty common knowledge that soccer, or football as it’s more commonly referred to, is one of the world’s most popular sports. Thanks to global competitions like the World Cup and the Olympics, people around the globe are dedicated to a squad with near religious fervor. So you can just imagine how accurate any soccer game has to be to uphold these high standards, especially on a new system. Quite a large hurdle for a PSP game to clear.
Excerpt: World Tour Soccer may look good for a handheld game, but it isn’t one of the “crown jewels” of the PSP launch lineup. World Tour Soccer is definitely the best looking handheld soccer game out there; it sports colorful 3D players in impressive looking stadiums. The animations are fluid, but at the same time, a little too quick to give that real-life impression.
Excerpt: Who knows where your next challenge will come from or who that challenger will be... With the power of WiFi compatibility and the User Alert System, World Tour Soccer enables you to challenge complete strangers spontaneously. And with so many international and club teams to choose from and several cup competitions to enter, every day is a matchday! World Tour Soccer: Challenge Edition offers you the chance to prove you've got the skills to match the world's best.
Excerpt: for the PS2. Clay Shaver gave the title a 2 out of 5, writing that "if you want to have a little fun in a slightly more arcade-like title with every team under the sun and almost any player you can imagine, give it a try.