Conclusion: FIFA Street 2 plays much less like a soccer game than last year’s title thanks to its increased emphasis on tricks and earning points and gamebreakers. Thankfully this game does offer a few more game types than what was in the original and that helps to keep it feeling fresh for as long as possible.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, RoboBlitz is also a game of frequent dying. Especially in the Noed battles, the slightest wrong move can put you into a pool of lava or in the stream of enemy rockets, and though there are a few wrench icons (which clear your damage gauge), they’re not always in reach when you need them.
Excerpt: FIFA Street 2 is EA's second attempt at taking the flashy nature of football and turning it into its own game. While last year's game sold well and seemed to please console owners looking for an alternative football game, it wasn't received all that well by the video game press. FIFA Street 2 really doesn't do all that much to set itself apart from the first game - once again lacking online play - but a few improvements have been made that will please fans looking for...
Summary: Overall FIFA Street 2 is a better game than last year but still needs more work put in if it's to become a serious contender against proper football games such as Pro Evolution Soccer and EA's own FIFA series. There have been improvements to overall gameplay but it's still highly frustrating and has a limited amount of play time in it before players will begin to get bored with its never-ending tricks and lack of any real element of serious football.
Excerpt: The Street series of games had it's moment in the sun when NBA Street was released, thanks to the fun involved in over exaggerated dunks and huge tricks that made your rivals spin in disbelief.
Excerpt: I'm going to come clean now; I prefer that my sports games have a little twist of simulation blended into them. Across the board, regardless of the sport, I've found it's the realism that increases my time spent with a sports title.
Conclusion: NBA Street 3 has unlockable Beastie Boys. This doesn't.
Pros: For a game where juggling in place can be as good as scoring a goal, one simple move stands out for its style and utility: A push forward on the trick stick flips the ball neatly over a defender's head and sends you to glory.
Cons: Defending against tricks can be like a clumsy piece of physical comedy. When you aren't paralyzed, you fall flat on your face.
Excerpt: When FIFA Street was released in February of 2005, the game boasted far more style than it did substance, offering a gameplay experience that was as flawed as it was flashy. Nevertheless, when we reviewed FIFA Street we alluded to the fact that we'd very much like to see its problems addressed in a sequel at some point. Now, one year later, EA Sports Big has done just that.
Pros: Intuitive controls, Lengthy career mode, Plenty of unlockables, Great soundtrack
Cons: Pitch editor is extremely limited, Camera tries to be a little too clever, No online play