Review of FIFA 2007
From the very first time you drag the ball round an opposition player Christiano Ronaldo style, you know you’re in for a treat.
Watch and be amazed as the crowd interact with how well, or badly, the two teams are doing.
You will be amazed at how fluid the play actually is, and that’s not taking into account the absolute stunning visuals this years offering has to offer.
This is how football should be played!
It’s the gameplay that truly stands out. For too long now, the FIFA series has had to sit on the back foot while Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series quite literally played their way to the title of best footy game. However, that was until a little game called World Cup 06. The last, almost special edition of Electronic Arts’ (EA’s), outing of the FIFA Series truly was special.
FIFA 07 has picked up the ball from inside its own 18-yard box, ran the full length of the pitch, turning the opposition inside out thanks to the new and improved player skills, and smacked the ball into the top corner of the opposition’s net.
Major changes include the way that the ball less magnetic than ever before… no longer does it snap right to the feet of the player you are passing to. This gives a far more natural and realistic feel to the gameplay.
It is possible to add top spin or back spin to your shots, dramatically changing the way the ball behaves in the air.
Last, but not least, they have fixed the old problem of opposition players always jumping in with a tackle every time you try to dribble around them.
So you want your own Dream Team?
The edit modes in this instalment carry on where FIFA 06 and World Cup 06 left off.
Want to add Henry to your team? Just go to Team Management, from the main menu, select the team you want to Transfer a player FROM, select the player you want to transfer, and then it’s just a matter of transferring that ‘star player’ to your team.
“But even Henry could do with his stats upping a bit”.
This is where the Edit Player option comes in. Within the Team Management menu, choose Player Edit, select the team you want to edit a player for, select the player, and then choose from a range of options.
The main stats to max-out should be the players Primary Attributes, but if you fancy having a defender who has the accuracy of Henry and the power of Shevchenko? It’s just a case of editing the players Secondary Attributes.
It’s the little things that make this stand out. The way the shadow of the stadium covers part of the pitch, the olé of the crowd with every connected pass when you’re at least 3 goals ahead of the opposition… they all add up to a more satisfying game when you ram “eat my goal!” down your mate’s throat after scoring yet another goal to bring the score to a very resounding 9-0.
OUR PLEDGE: We promise that we have fully played 'FIFA 2007' before writing this review. The scores given above are our honest opinion and were not influenced in any way by the manufacturer or distributor of the game.
This review was written by Jason Forrest © Absolute PlayStation
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