7.6

2002 FIFA World Cup review
Uninspired.

The good:

The World Cup from Korea Japan! All the big names, the teams... the stadiums...

The bad:

Missing every EXTRA that was in the Original World Cup 1998 France. For shame Electronic Arts.

Summary:

What missing extras you may ask?

here's a list:
1) Trivia between halfs and matches
2) Practice mode (penalty, 2 on 2, etc...)
3) World Cup classics (play as Pele and Platini)
4) World Cup facts

These got cut out of this version. This is the FIRST time I see a new version of a game LOSE content.

This is horrible. It's like removing the BFG from DOOM 3.

There is no excuse for removing these extras.

The controls are also horrible. To do special tricks you need to press Y (yellow) and black at the same time. How can you do that? Even with Controller S you can't press black while tapping Yellow. Sheer stupidity. You can't even customize the controls.

The only good thing here is the movie featurettes and the graphics. Other than that, I'm giving EA Sports one more chance on World Cup 2006 Germany else I'm never buying FIFA ever again.


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