Summary: The new FIFA Street is a more realistic reboot of EA's street soccer franchise. The cartoony visuals and arcade-style Gamebreakers are long gone in favor of pure, realistic, beautiful skill-based football. We're fans of the change.
Excerpt: When I was in college one of my favorite things to do was go over to my friends’ dorm room and play FIFA soccer on the original PlayStation. We spent hours and hours playing co-op games against the computer. We would do playoffs, exhibition matches and seasons.
Excerpt: If you’ve never witnessed some of the amazing footage of street soccer players showing off their tricks, check it out on YouTube sometime. The guys (and girls) have skills that are truly phenomenal: the depth of control seemingly defies physics, their flair is almost artistic.
Summary: Going by both soccer and football, the beautiful game is humanity’s favourite sport. Played on just about every landmass on our planet, it draws record numbers of spectators and their passion is well documented.
Conclusion: FIFA Street is a solid street soccer experience that feels very familiar to FIFA 12 and yet still feels like its own game. The game has an incredible first impression but I didn’t feel like the game had the staying power that would make me want to come back to it weeks or months down the road.
Conclusion: I was looking forward to playing the online, and I am still determined to get the 1000. What really gets to me is the EA thinks they can release a $59.99 game that people are looking forward to, with as many simple bugs.
Summary: Powered by the FIFA Soccer gameplay engine and introducing Street Ball Control, FIFA Street delivers an arsenal of groundbreaking street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles within matches.
Conclusion: FIFA Street is a great sports game as long as
you stick to its multiplayer component. The
controls are easy to learn and provide cool ways
to manipulate the ball. The animation is
incredibly smooth and the different environments
offer lasting replay value.
Summary: It is nice to see " FIFA Street " returning after a four year break and in that time it seems that the developers have taken into account previous flaws and ironed them out in producing this package which is superbly packed with content.
Excerpt: Last week, Lionel Messi became the first player ever to score 5 goals in one Champions League match. His performance didn't only embarrass a handy Bayer Leverkusen outfit, it epitomised why EA poached his face from Konami's faltering Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.