Conclusion: Dreamcatcher and friends had a good concept with the creation of Ultimate Beach Soccer, but the final product is simply average at best. While the sport is not as popular in the States as it is overseas, it’s safe to say we all enjoy intense action and that was the initial attempt with this soccer game. However in doing this, they left out everything that made soccer what it is, except the fact that you’re kicking a ball into a net.
Excerpt: You can tell that some games are going to be bad after playing them for about thirty seconds. Ultimate Beach Soccer is one of those games. If it were a rental, I would have just cut my losses right away and chalked up the rental fee as a total loss. However, I am a game reviewer and so was compelled to continue playing while trying to keep an open mind about the game. Being a game reviewer does have its darker moments.
Excerpt: If the Better Business Bureau were ever to do a seminar on how to identify false advertising, Ultimate Beach Soccer should be their centerpiece. With the word "beach" in the title and a cover adorned by two bikini-clad women you would think Ultimate Beach Soccer was just another title trying to capitalize on the popularity of other hormone-enraging titles such as DOA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball or Outlaw Volleyball.
Conclusion: Since there aren’t any official soccer clubs in the game, Dreamcatcher has included different countries as the playable teams. You can take your pick from the ever-dominant Brazilian team, or decide to help the underdog German team. There are a dozen teams, which is very impressive, but the fact that they all play the same way, no discrepancies in skill between them, it really makes no difference which team you choose.
Excerpt: Soccer isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t my favorite sport. In fact, it is on my bottom tier of preferred sports. The concept of putting soccer, one of the most boring sports, and combining it with beach sports, would be one of the last ideas that I would come up with.
Excerpt: Dreamcatcher isn’t known for their Xbox titles (in fact, this is one of their first), but coming out with a solid title at a low price will always get someone’s attention, especially if it’s a sports game. Ultimate Beach Soccer takes the wild world of soccer and plants it right in the middle of a beach. Yes, I know it’s surprising, but it’s true! The game features 4 on 4 play against a variety of teams from across the globe.
Excerpt: Tired of getting sand in your eyes while playing soccer on the beach? Well, publishers Wanadoo (in Europe) and Dreamcatcher (in North America) have the solution for your problem, and its called Pro Beach Soccer. Developed by newcomers PAM, Pro Beach Soccer promises lush outdoor beach environments, slamming soundtrack, hot babes and a fresh and amazing soccer experience. Sounds good so far doesn’t it? So let’s see if the game delivers what it promises, shall we?
Conclusion: Le Grand Tribunal des Jeux vidéo, vous condamne à produire un deuxième volet (s’il y en a un), plus réussi techniquement et un peu plus varié au niveau du gameplay. Compte tenu de l’accueil plus que surprenant réservé à ce jeu par les gamers, le tribunal prononce la relaxe mais encourage les gamers à jouer à ce titre entre amis.
Conclusion: Für die Sportart Beach-Fußball kann man dem Hersteller Mut zusprechen. Da diese Spielart in unseren Breiten nicht gerade weit verbreiten ist, ist es kein Wunder das nicht viele Spiele in diesem Bereich angesiedelt sind. Zumindest können Fans dieses Sports jetzt auf Pro Beach Soccer zurückgreifen - auch wenn nicht alles Perfekt ist. Optisch wirkt das Spiel ansprechend doch leider hapert es an dem Gameplay gegen den Computer.