THE GOOD: +Off the ball control great +Lower Division Teams,Now i can play a Peterborough United +Brilliant Kits, even for lower teams like Yeovil +Better Season mode +Practice Mode, great!
THE BAD: -Players faces arn't that exact -More Depth, it had all the leage cups like FA cup and the Swiss cup, but what about the International cups like Euro Cup, World Cup and the copa nations!? -Bin Prestige Points, if you got the money buy'em!
SUMMARY: The best footie game ever. And now so much better. With the off the ball control it's just that easier to pass or cross. How can PES 4 get better than that. The lower Leagues are a brilliant feature, and the exact kits-even better. The Graphixs are da bomb, the best i ever seen-and i'm not exagerating. This will beat PES 3 which i played the other day, and theres no challeng in it. But to stay better than PES 3/4 have more depth, The international cups would be nice and try to map the players faces better. But a brilliant all round game! Keep it up EA!
SUMMARY: FIFA Football has been ahead of the other football games like Pro Evolution Soccer for years but with new footie games coming out FIFA 2004 had to be a success. And it was.
The first main new feature you would have noticed is the Off The Ball play. This is playing football off the ball and if used successfully can be the key to winning a game. Off The Ball command is when a player on your team has the ball and starts to slow down and walk. Now you can command the player that is walking slowly aswell as other teamates that are on the pitch. So for example if Cristiano Ronaldo had the ball and you press the button to enter Off The Ball play then you will still be able to control C Ronaldo but you could also control Ruud Van Nistelrooy or Paul Scholes. This is used for more creative play. You could...
THE GOOD: High detail, carreer, practice mode, realistic (and somtimes funny) booking clips, players to cross to, teams are updated, commentary, cheers.
THE BAD: Some players do not look like themselves, lower teams unjustly make it to finals, dull and repetitive goal celebrations.
SUMMARY: I think this game is an extreme hit compared to FIFA 2003, but still has some features missing.For example, some Manchester United players don't look like themselves (for example Carrol, O' Shea, Richardson, the Neville twins among others). I noticed that many lower star teams unrealistically play in semi-final and final matches. The goal celebrations are dull and repetitive. The clips are replayed and you just get bored of them or these players don't celebrate like they do in the real life. But I do have to admit that the attacking is much better than the previous versions of FIFA. Now when you cross there are many more people too cross too instead of one person in the box. One last thing th...
THE GOOD: Lower division teams, something I have been looking for. 'Off the ball' tactics. Graphics are cool, and everything is pretty sharp.
THE BAD: Sometimes it can be quite hard to score, the back line can be hard to break through at times, but if you use the right tricks you can get passed it. Hehe.
The only other thing that could have really been improved quite a bit is the commentary, it's just not really up to scratch, and is kind of a let down.
SUMMARY: Well what can I say? They have Blackpool in the game! What else does a game need? Well of course some more things, but that is a good bonus. (Oh and the other lower division teams). The detail in the game is extraordinary, they have both home and away kits for each team, with sponsors, and every little detail. (I love detail) Not every player looks like they do in real life (lower division mainly), but we can't really expect everyone in the game to look exactly like they should, that would have taken up way too much time. So I won'...
SUMMARY: OK, this a brilliant game apart from the fact of Yeovil Town. Now I support Yeovil and to be honest, i wasn't impressed. They are all the same in looks and were missing a few players (i.e. Kevin Gall, Gavin Williams). Fortunately I found Kevin Gall playing for his former club, Bristol Rovers but Gavin Williams isn't on the game. But I must admit, the game featuring all the other teams from the three divisions is a great idea. This makes the career mode fantastic. And plus you get to sign deals and there is objectives in the game. Also the transfer market has FINALLY been bettered. You now get to submit however much cash you want to spend and the club manager will decide if it's enough or not. You also get to train your players using prestige points (earned by completing the objectives). The graphics on the game are better than ever and the crowd chant different things for each club. The goals are amazin...
Before PES was born Fifa was the king of all football games. When PES came out Fifa had some new rivals. PES became more popular over football fans and this was bad news for Fifa. Fifa knew they needed to shape up and give PES a real competition.
So has Fifa 2004 given PES 3 a real competition or is it just another update?
Gameplay is probably the strongest part of Fifa 2004 as the score shows. There have been so many changes to Fifa 2004 that it takes time getting use to the gameplay even if you have played past versions. In past versions scoring goals were no problem as all you had to do was press the speed button to get passed a defender. If you do this in Fifa 2004 you will lose the ball before you know it. It now requires a few tactics and passes to break the defence. This makes Fifa more challenging.
The way you kick, pass,tackle and lob has all changed for the better. As you kick or pass the ball you will notice a curl in the ball. You now have to time your tack...
THE GOOD: Graphics are amazing, the ability to play as English Lower League teams and Online abilities are great features, which makes the game decent.
THE BAD: the fact that the CPU defence is pretty solid and hard to break through, and some graphical mistakes that occur.
SUMMARY: Overall, it is a very, well contructed game. it has totally changed from the last versions, which make it a new experiance, which they can work on. some bits though do seem a little rushed, but im sure they can fix this for 2005.
THE GOOD: Great graphics and gameplay. Online play is class! Got real strips and sponsors. Very addictive! Do I have to carry on?
THE BAD: Quite slow but you get used to it!
SUMMARY: This is a class game because once you start playing it, you can't stop! This is also the most realistic! PES3 is too arcadey, this actually feels like you are playing a serious game of football! Some people say that it is too slow but that is to enable the new great off the ball feature! This means the game is not that slow because it is hard to use it at this pace, if it was any faster, you would have no chance! You can score from all types of positions depending on how good the shot is! It is not too hard or too easy. Lower division teams makes a huge difference, so you could play someone like Cardiff in the FA Cup instead of Arsenal or Chelsea like the old games!
SUMMARY: well for a start it is still not is good as pes. You no this is a more serious sim than the last 3 as soon as you hit the main menu.Because of the new career mode-an epic player manager quest through which you can work your way up to the champions league,eithers by dragging a squad of wheezing part-times with you or accepting job offers on a ruthless career trajectory. ok,so it's very basic,distilling management down to transfers and training, and basing the whole thing on the accumulation of prestige points(earned by winning games and spent on traning and transfers)but this is important addition to fifa, providing a long-term challenge and a weighty reposte to pse master league. but I dont think it is as good as fifa 2003
THE GOOD: well, as a yearly fifa buyer I bought the game and began to watch an impressive beggining to enter the game. theres lots of new things to do such as manage a club. There 18 leagues to choose from, 350 teams which is a hefty 10,000 players.you can take on oppostion who you have never met online. theres a few features when playin the game theres "of the ball" which allows inch perfect passes to your man up the pitch. a bigger variety of phrases in the commentary. you can adjust the camera to how you like it by controling the amount of zoom and height.better stadiums and better defintion on the faces of good players ( such as on the man utd team !!). there is a old feature that was not on last years game which is the training ground which allows you to hone your fifa skills.in the career option you can buy / sell players and you have goals to reach by the end of the season, such as ( get 15 clean sheets) and if compleated you get more £dosh£. it does not take ages for a sub to...