Reviews and Problems with UEFA Champions League 2006-2007
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UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: FIFA 07 offered an outstanding game of football, and the two nines that we awarded the two very different versions were certainly well deserved. It was with little doubt that the latest Champions League game would be a repeat performance with few differences to speak of. Read on to find out why this game is still well worth a look. As the game is basically a slightly refined version of FIFA 07 then please allow us to refer you to our earlier review.
Summary: At a whopping $59.99 for the Xbox 360 version, this title seems a bit overpriced given the amount of teams and tournaments available. A solid title it definitely is, but the price should've mirrored the last-gen versions a little closer. UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 deserves to be rented at the very least, but as far as purchases go, unless you're a hardcore Champions League fan or you don't own a PS2, you may want to wait for a price drop.
Excerpt: After bringing us soccer on a global scale with its FIFA series of games, EA Sports turns its attention to just the European flavor of the sport in UEFA Champions League 2006-2007. It would have been easy for EA Sports to simply cut most of the teams out of their FIFA game, update the European rosters, and call it a day, but in UEFA you’ve got a new game that provides a different experience from FIFA.
Conclusion: is a fun game with realistic
and accurate play. The instructions leave a bit to be desired, but
even novice soccer players will be able to figure out the mechanics of
the game without too much time and trouble. The thing that sets this
game apart from other soccer games is the card trading element. It
is fun and addictive, and earning packs is almost more fun than winning
the matches themselves.
Excerpt: As someone who gets 99% of their exposure to soccer from either video games or the World Cup, I won’t pretend to understand the depth of the passion that soccer fans have. I think U.S. sports fans certainly have passion for their baseball and football, but I’m not sure the average fan lives and breathes their favorite club like a soccer fan does. So, even though it always strikes me as strange, I shouldn’t be too shocked about how many new titles seem to drop every year.
Excerpt: EA’s never been shy about tinkering with its sports licenses. Indeed, that tinkering has lead to some fantastic series--particularly the NFL, NBA, and FIFA Street games. It’s gone a different direction with this latest soccer game, though. In UEFA Champions League it’s mixed the unlikeliest of play mechanics: FIFA’s solid soccer gameplay with, get this, Magic: The Gathering-style trading card mechanics. You heard that right, but don’t worry.
Summary: For football games, the Xbox 360 has been pretty appalling. Fifa 06 was sluggish and at times very unresponsive. Fifa 06: Road to the World Cup was even worse, scoring a measly 6.7 when it was released. With terrible online play and a feeling it was rushed, the game was unplayable. Then EA created Fifa 07. Finally a decent Fifa game had arrived - with great ball physics, great graphics and overall great gameplay, this was classed as the Pro Evo beater.
Pros: The Ultimate Team mode is a great addition, Fantastic graphics, Improved AI
Cons: The players look like waxwork dummies, Shooting and passing can seem random at times, The controls are hard to master at first
Summary: En bref, UEFA Champions League est un titre intéressant à plusieurs aspects. Si on lui fait grâce de son manque d’explications et de ses menus légèrement déficients tout en lui accordant un peu de temps pour apprivoiser le mode Équipe Ultime, on découvrira une perle rare dans le monde des jeux de sport. Il n’est certes pas parfait mais, compte tenu de l’évolution au niveau des graphismes et de la jouabilité, on peu déjà saliver sur les prochaines versions à venir.
Pros: Une jouabilité améliorée. Une bonne équipe de commentateurs. Le mode "Équipe Ultime".
Cons: Le manque d’explications pour le mode "Équipe Ultime". Une physique du ballon un peu trop rigide. L’absence d’un mode "Pratique". L’organisation des menus.