Excerpt: Soccer fans have appreciated the Fifa Soccer franchise for many years now. Electronic Arts (EA) has done a fantastic job with Fifa Soccer 10 on the Wii. This sports simulation game is approachable by rookies and veterans alike. The two control schemes are part of that intelligent design. Fifa Soccer 10 contains thirty leagues with 570 teams, and 12,500 players from around the globe.
Add your photo to player in nearly perfect soccer sim
Common Sense Media
17 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that FIFA Soccer 10 is an outstanding soccer simulation game that let's you personalize your experience by adding your photo to a soccer player. Any soccer fan in the family will enjoy spending many hours with FIFA 10 , especially if they haven’t purchased the game before. However, this is not an arcade game. Younger players who want to see high scores may become frustrated, even on easy mode.
Excerpt: ecreating the world's most popular sport on a console must be quite the daunting task. With a consumer base that spans millions from all corners of the globe, and with each individual holding a different desired experience in mind, is it even possible for EA Sports to truly please everyone?
Conclusion: delivered with FIFA Soccer 10. But does this latest title make proper use of the Wiimote, or does it feel like kicking with two left feet? There’s no need to get into the story of FIFA, because there isn’t one; if you’re looking for info on the history of soccer or what FIFA even stands for, check out Wikipedia.
Excerpt: FIFA on Wii has had an interesting development history. The 08 iteration was essentially a GameCube version with motion controls and some new mini games for a bit of fun. In last year’s version, EA took some cues from Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) and added in more gesture-based mechanics. This season, EA have merged the arcade and sim aspects into one game in an attempt to appeal to everyone; however, this has brought mixed results.
Excerpt: FIFA 10 for the Nintendo Wii brings the World’s best selling football franchise to the Wii with motion-sensitive controls, arcade-style gameplay and most of your favourite teams, from Manchester United to Barcelona to Bayern Munich and beyond.
Excerpt: Soccer is, without a doubt, the most popular sport in the world. While it hasn't gained much traction in the US, the sport inspires a sense of devotion and fervor that borders on the religious in other parts of the globe. So it's no surprise that FIFA 10 is breaking sales records in other countries. But the game is so good that it just might change a few minds here in the States as well.
Conclusion: FIFA 10 goes for style over substance and delivers in parts. Yet the shallow gameplay and lack of realism go a long way to pushing this towards the kiddie market. A real shame for long-time FIFA aficionados.
Pros: Enjoyable mechanics, Art style works, Online improved over 09
Cons: Shallow against AI, Style not for purists, No Live season/Be a Pro