Reviews and Problems with FIFA 06: The Road to World Cup
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FIFA Soccer 06: Road to FIFA World Cup Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: Electronic Arts is surely on the right track by working on core gameplay in these early games, but FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup is yet another example of a launch title lacking the necessary amount of oomph. FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup is not a terrible game by any means, but most gamers are expecting games on the next-gen 360 to actually be “next-gen”.
Excerpt: FIFA 06 Road to FIFA World Cup, an introduction. When a new console is released it's often the case that you're waiting a few months for your favourite games to appear. This is especially true if you like sports games. However, for the launch of the Xbox 360, EA have released a whole suite of their ever popular sports games including Madden NFL, NBA Live, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and of course a FIFA game.
Summary: At the end of the day there are just cheaper, better playing soccer titles than FIFA. Such as Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer offerings, or better yet FIFA 06 on Xbox. The game plays fine I suppose, but there just could be a lot more put into it, and shoul definitely be passed up until Electronic Arts gets it together for next year.
Pros: Visuals a bit improved, but still have strange effects to them.
Cons: A lot of the game taken out, not challenging enough at times.
Excerpt: A new season of Premiership football has begun, and with the fully monied-up Abramovich and his almost all-conquering Chelski team doing their best to break our beloved national league, there’s every chance you’ll be looking for some digital escapism. Fortunately, it’s about this time every year that good ole EA likes to reissue its own season ticket to the ever increasing amount of revenue generated by the country’s favourite football game - FIFA.
Excerpt: In an effort to garner international sports appeal for the Xbox 360, EA Sports released FIFA 06: Road to the FIFA World Cup in time for the Xbox 360 launch in the United States and overseas. Unfortunately, the numerous graphical imperfections, poor player control, and a serious lack of gameplay features make FIFA 06 one of the worst Xbox 360 games on the next generation gaming market.
Excerpt: EA Sports' FIFA franchise is often the only thing going in the US, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Matt James took a close look at FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, the Xbox 360 launch incarnation of the FIFA series, and found that it's probably not worth the upgrade. The visuals are real purty, but the rest of the game just isn't up to par. It's too tough for newbs to pick it up, and it lacks features and roster that the current-gen versions have.
Pros: ups: Playable loading screen is a great addition
Cons: downs: A disconnected experience never really gets you into the game
Excerpt: Soccer isn't the American sport. For whatever reason, it's never been the huge craze that football, basketball, or baseball have been in the 'States despite being the biggest and most popular sport everywhere else in the world. Because of that soccer video games are still a big market. With FIFA 06, I think soccer fans can find a little to appreciate but for the rest of us, this title won't make you fall head-over-heels for the sport.