Conclusion: There is one major problem which drives me crazy though. the online servers suck. around 15 achievements need online play and when there is a 3 second lagg in every match i play and a few i have asked have confirmed it isnt just me it can become very annoying. the best thing about it though is when you lose you have something to blame it on i am rateing it 4 stars because although it is a very simple game i think it is awesome.
Summary: UK REVIEW--While FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have the simulation football market pretty much sewn up, the retirement of the FIFA Street series has left space for a new challenger in the arcade end of the genre. Sadly, Pure Football (or Pure Futbol, as it's known in North America) isn't up to the challenge of filling that gap. The game may be accessible and fun in short bursts, but it soon becomes frustrating and repetitive, with little in the way of depth.
Pros: Well-structured campaign, Online player sharing, Fun in short bursts
Cons: Frustratingly ineffectual defensive play, Repetitive end-to-end gameplay, Lack of game modes, Only 20 teams, No commentary, poor player banter
Excerpt: I’ve liked soccer for a long time. I play the hell out of FIFA every time it comes out, and I even enjoy the World Cup versions that come out every four years. I only dabbled with the Street series, but from what I can remember it was a pretty solid, if not mindless, experience. Since EA’s pretty much got the real 11-on-11 version of the sport covered, and there hasn’t been a FIFA Street game in years, there’s been some slack to pick up.
Excerpt: Oh yes, I remember football. Football and I have had a short-lived relationship. In fact, once while playing goalkeeper a photographer managed to snap a photo of one of my defenders barging fulltilt into my ribs as I was leaping to punch a ball away from the nets. According to the team doctor I sustained a possible rib fracture, and from that day on the photograph of the shoulder charge has been affectionately known as “the SNAP shot.
Summary: Ubisoft's Pure Futbol is a 5-on-5 street soccer game that hits just in time for the World Cup. You'd be forgiven for looking at the box amidst footy fever, but you'd find few sympathizers if you decided to pick up this uninspired cash-in.
Pros: Seems like a sound game in writing, Authentic jerseys and rosters from several top nations
Cons: Broken gameplay mechanics sap fun out of experience quickly, Teammate A.I. is dirt-dumb, while opponent A.I. cheats like crazy, Slapdash presentation, from bland locales to every player's British accents
Conclusion: Pure Football is quite simply a terrible game on every level, never mind the fact it is one of the worst football titles available. Everything seems to have been rushed and poorly thought out, and the online is just shoddy. Even short blasts will soon get tiresome and it would probably never get near most respectable rental lists either. Avoid at all costs.
Summary: FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have dominated the video game football market with EA and Konami going head-to-head each year to take the footballing crown. Since the Xbox 360’s launch back in 2005, the competition has been a simple two-horse race with a lack of true contenders. With the World Cup approaching, Ubisoft have released Pure Football, their attempt at rivalling the top two. However, it may have been better if the title had never left the changing room.
Pros: Promising ideas and concepts, Arcade style has been incorporated well
Cons: The over-use of meters, Lack of game modes, Poor implementation of features
Summary: With Pure Football a very special football game came on the market. Players and fans dream about in the world and worship the sport. A sport of which they thought it would be nice, physical and hard fought. But today, the once-great sport with greed changed to great wealth and unfair actions. A game alone cannot change course. However, it can bring back the purity of sport - a dream of pure football.
Conclusion: Pure Football is simply an interpretation of a very strong genre. The key factor, however, is that it is a fantastic interpretation. It is a welcome break from the classic game and a step above previous efforts we have seen. After becoming so accustomed to the finesse of the big two, this title will take a while to adjust to, particularly with the rough edged control system.