THE GOOD: -More realist than ever (players are not constant and often make mistakes just as in real life!) -More stats, level ups, and management part added -Improved Graphics -Corner and free kicks are fun and very realistic
THE BAD: -The trade off between realism and playability did not really pay off. -The game is slower, and less efficient (but more realistic ofcourse) -Off ball player movement is not very effective at all! -the Special dribbling skills are nearly useless (just as they were in previus fifas)
SUMMARY: To tell you the Truth, I velieve that the game should be a little bit more ARKADE oriented than realism oriented. I was looking for a game were players could play very good and could do bisicle kiks and "sombreritos", a game were I could use dribling skills to shake off defendors or even the goal keeper. However This game makes it very hard for you to do it, why?, because in reality dose things are very hard to do, so why should all the players in Fifa 2004 do it...? Stats for...
THE GOOD: This game realy has worked on the lower division Football and the new stadiums are quite impressive/ acurate
THE BAD: The off ball player runs are VERY hard to control
SUMMARY: Ok well after playing the new version of the fifa offering eg 2004 i am not convinced that this is the best one yet, although it is very up to date and has a different playing style it is very hard to get to gripps with, let me explain.. For the new off the ball control if is very hard to master because once you have rembered what button to press and direct your player to the space that you want him to be in and attempted to pass to him you have more than likely been tackled and before you know it the other team have scored a goal, it is also very hard to cross the ball from the wing without the ball going too high so the goalkeeper gets it. The next down side is in the team management/training with this option you can train your players in various disciplines but the one you need the most is fittness ...
SUMMARY: I have just hired out FIFA 2004 from my local video store and I'm both delighted and frustrated with it so far.
Frustrated because I just can't seem to get the hang of attacking (maybe because i've played World Cup 2002 for too long or something?!) but delighted for the amount of teams, playing options and detail this game has.
This game is awesome, it has alot of detail, I imagine it will even us long term players of the FIFA series looking for new moves. Players can fake moves one way while slipping past an oppenet another, call in defensive help when marking space at the touch of a button. It's bloody great.
Anyway, check it out I'm currently playing Career mode with Cheltnem (English league Div3) so I gotta go try kick some ass!
THE GOOD: Graphics: The graphics are great, some amazing animations and the stadiums look great as well as the players. Sound: sound is fantastic, when a home team scores the roar from the crowd is awseome and the commentry isnt bad either, and the 300+ crowd chants sound brilliant to match the teams. Gameplay: Feels great sometimes a little slow but not often, smooth fluid gameplay. Lastability: Loads of leagues to work tthrough the 5 year/season career as and you can keep more than one save game, lots of cup tounaments plus there will always be that friendly or match youve always wanted to do, ( i did Yeovil town vs Real madrid)
THE BAD: not many bad points really, sometimes when you hit the post and you get a rumble of the pad but sometimes not often though it continuosly vibrates throughout the game and menus, thats it really.
SUMMARY: The amount of leagues is fab, it even includes the Division 1,2 and 3 teams in england (playing as Brighton is cool) you fight for promotion and avoid re...
THE GOOD: It has the latest team rosters, stunning graphics and brilliant gameplay. The overall interface of the game is easy to use and enjoyable.
THE BAD: It has no create a player option.
SUMMARY: Fifa 2004 is the best in the game series yet. It has the best graphics, gameplay and interface. The way that you can navigate around the menus with ease adds extra enjoyment. Career mode is superb. Choose your club and take them through numerous seasons trying to achiecve prestige points, buying and selling players. All the kits are up to date and look great. The player realism would be hard to beat, even the ball physics will stun you. The new free kick and set piece system might be a bit tricky to get to grips with, but thats what practice mode is for.
If you are a football fan, even if your not, this game lives up to its expectations and is a must buy!