Excerpt: Microsoft should be thankful that EA are supporting their new console (when Sega released the Dreamcast ahead of the PlayStation 2, EA were having none of it), simply because EA games sell, but when they churn out uninspired games such as FIFA 06 Road to FIFA World Cup, you wonder where their true...
Summary: When it arrived in stores last month, the Xbox version of FIFA 06 was undoubtedly EA Sports' best soccer game to date. Now, less than two months later, FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup has been released for the Xbox 360, and the Xbox version of FIFA 06 is still EA Sports' best soccer game to date.
Pros: Recognizable players, Authentic uniforms and stadiums, Decent commentary
Cons: No club teams and only 72 international teams, Crowd looks like it was attacked by a Photoshop filter, Lacks many of the features found in the other console versions, Outdated online lobby system
Summary: Dear Capcom, After visiting my nearest games retailer I noticed that you had just released a copy of "Dead Rising" and purchased said game with all speed. Upon getting home and sitting down I was shocked, appalled and horrified at what I saw on my TV screen.
Pros: Great looking game, Plenty of Zombie bashing fun, Zombies are finally on the 360!
Cons: No Co-Op mode, Short single-player game, Few graphical glitches lurk
Summary: I want to start off my review by taking you all on a journey. A journey back in time to 1998. Remember that absolutely awesome Fifa title? Fifa Road to World Cup 98. How good was that game? It set the boundaries for all football titles.
Conclusion: A perfectly fine football game, with gleaming presentation and a decent amount of gameplay. You’ll need to go back one generation of Xbox to find videogaming’s finest football title, though. And, ironically, to find the better version of FIFA.
Excerpt: EA har en bred stall som representerer selskapet ved slippet til Xbox 360. Fire spill ga de ut til Microsofts nye kraftplugg ved lansering – et av dem tar for seg den vakre sporten fotball. Nå har det seg slik at det nettopp kom et fotballspill fra den kant, solide FIFA 06.
Excerpt: Anstatt eine simple Umsetzung vorzunehmen, beglückt Electronic Arts die frischgebackenen Xbox-360-Besitzer mit einer speziellen Version von ’FIFA 06’. Weshalb ’Road to FIFA World Cup’ aber ein eher zweifelhaftes Vergnügen darstellt, klären wir im Review.
Pros: tolle Spielermodelle, spielerische Überbrückung der Ladezeiten, äußerst dynamische Replays …
Cons: … welche oft von Rucklern geplagt werden, zappelige Animationen, sträflich abgespeckter Umfang, unglückliche Balance zwischen Realismus und Action, Torerfolge stark glücksabhängig