Excerpt: Another year means another FIFA, and we have to struggle to once again come up with yet another fresh opening paragraph for this review, and one that avoids mentioning the age old debate of Pro Evo vs. FIFA (well apart from this once) and overused football clichés such as “EA scores a goal”. So what’s left to say? Nothing much so perhaps it’s best to move on before we are left with an embarrassing and awkward silence.
Summary: Parents need to know that sports simulation video games are usually much less violent and offensive than what you see live in a stadium or on TV. Anything your child would see on a soccer pitch is going to be tamer than the content of this game. Beware of going online with the versions that offer the feature, especially the ones that offer voice chat. Rudeness, offensive language, and trash talking are commonplace in the multiplayer realm.
Conclusion: When something borrows from as many sources as Dead Space does, it is very easy for things to go horribly wrong. It is quite the delight that the game turned out as well as it did. In a world of gaming where most of the best sellers are sequels, Electronic Arts should be commended for taking a chance on a new property. Hopefully this will spur EA and other developers to take more chances on new properties and give us something different, if not entirely new.
Excerpt: Are you ready for some Futbol? EA Sports is as ready as ever, and once again FIFA brings soccer action to living rooms everywhere. This year's game debuts on the Nintendo Wii, but it isn't the same game as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions at all. It's not bad, but it's also nowhere near the achievement you'll find on other systems. EA Sports created an all-new control system for the Wii, called Advanced, which works okay.
Excerpt: Usually when you hear that EA is releasing another year’s worth of sports game you won’t even think twice about it, but FIFA Soccer 08 on the Wii should help break this trend of thought. Similar in nature to the PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations, the Wii version sports control schemes for both beginner and advanced gamers to create fun for the whole family.
Excerpt: Each year like clockwork, EA release a new iteration of their successful sports series. Fifa, Madden, NBA Live and NHL, are all guaranteed to make a yearly appearance on every gaming platform known to mankind. After missing out last year tho, this season Fifa finally gets a chance to pull on its cleats and hit the pitch on Wii, bringing with it promises of more intuitive gameplay. How does it fair? Well, its somewhat of a mixed bag.
Excerpt: UK REVIEW--FIFA 08 is the first game in EA Sports' long-running football series to hit the PlayStation 3. The developer has promised to refine last year's effort while delivering a host of new gameplay modes and features. The result is that this year's FIFA plays a substantially different game of football, thanks mostly to an increased difficulty level and a sense of decreased pace.
Pros: Noticeably slower playing style, Challenging opponent AI, Mountain of game modes, Deep online and offline play, Peerless presentation and authenticity
Cons: Steep learning curve, Trick system a little too powerful, Slightly confusing menu system