THE GOOD: - New kits - Nice unlockables - 5th difficulty - Wide selection of teams - Alot of challenges - Player Realism
THE BAD: - You have to update alot of transfers yourself - Set pieces - Passing sometimes lacks quality
The gameplay on FIFA06 can leave you frustrated sometimes with it's passing. From players not making runs to players always running offside. The thing that annoys me the most is the amount of times your caught offside and players not making runs and when do do make runs they seem to change their mind and start running backwards which leaves you short of passing options when your in your opponents half and you loose the ball especially on harder difficulties. Now you have tactical options which is a good feature you can change mentality of the team to attack, defend or stay at neutral aswell as setting them to counter attack, wing play, box overload and so on. I've tried all off these but it doesn't seem to fix my problem with runs and offsides. Eventually w...
THE GOOD: Manager Mode, you are now more involved New Kits New Songs Can unlock Classic XI and World XI New Polish league plus new teams in Rest of the World Can unlock new 5th difficulty You can watch season highlights of the best leagues New controls, includes PES controls The option to play FIFA 94
THE BAD: Same scoring techinque as the last game Graphics a little darker Man U kits are completely wrong Still no Holland!
SUMMARY: I bought FIFA 06 the day it came out and loaded the game up. First thing that happened, a legends team challenges you to a match and I knew that it had changed but for the good or bad? I won the challenge, collected the points and continued. I have to say it's excellent. They've set challenges for you to complete and earn points which you can spend in the shop. You can buy balls, kits, stadiums, teams and the option to play 5 star teams in Manager mode. It now has the ability to edit players (let's tweak Bergkamp a little bit more). Manager mode has improved, you are giv...
THE GOOD: -Improved Career Mode -New FIFA Lounge for Offline Play with Friends -Improved Create-a-Player -Ability to Edit Existing Players -Improved Controls, Tactics Take a Bigger Role
THE BAD: -Teams not complete, only updated to the 23rd August -Has the occasional glitch
SUMMARY: This year EA obviously are trying to win fans back following the dominance of PES, and have improved from last year in many areas
With career mode, you can now make loans which is something needed for people playing in lower leagues. And loans are needed with the new addition of finances taking a major role, if you can't control your finances you will be out of a job. You have to check on player wages, and you have control of ticket prices in home games. At the end of each game you get a summary of how much you either gained or lost. Players improve throughout your career, so if an upcoming player has a low rating at the start, there's a good chance it could rise as you go on. Finally, your opposition teams make pr...
THE GOOD: *Arguably more realistic simulation of a football game than PES.
*Full Licences, 26 leagues, 10,000 players
*Career Mode is best yet
*Original FIFA 94' is included in this game
THE BAD: *Not as smooth as PES4
*Players feel sluggish and slow (but this is fixed by putting the game speed on fast in the options)
*No Owen at Newcastle, Van Der Meyde at Everton etc
I'm a massive Pro Evolution Soccer fan, and have prefered the ISS/PES series to FIFA since 1998. ISS Pro 98' and FIFA 98' were the last time IMO that EA and Konami were level with each other, since then Konami (the creators of PES) have killed EA in terms of making realistic football sims. However this year could be different. Since PES5 isn't released and at the moment I think FIFA 2006 is the most realistic football sim to date.
EA (creators of FIFA 06), have always relied on the full FIFA licence and have been far too lazy to make a decent football game in terms of gamep...