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Fifa Street User Review

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Overall Rating:       8.5



Online Gameplay:

Not Rated

The world is a soccer ball and playing on the streets is pure fun. EA presents the fourth installment in the FIFA Street franchise, a soccer game much more relaxed and not as deep as Fifa 12.

That is not a negative point in any way, on the contrary, Fifa Street is an easy game to play and enjoy.

The game controls are very similar to those of his older brother, with some variables that allow us to perform tricks and skill moves to humiliate the opposite players.

From balacing over the ball, passing through "tunnels" and "Around the world," the skill moves are essential and very, very bright and fun to use.

The negative point founded on the gameplay and controls is that you can send the goalkeeper to get the ball, but you can not select him as user-controlled player until you have the ball at his feet.

Within the game modes are several options such as "Hit the Streets" (friendly matches) "World Tour" (story mode) and "Online" (friendlies, tournaments, leagues, play with friends and play up to 5 players per team.)

Fifa Street is actually not as street as in the previous games and although there are clearly street courts, there are arenas and mini stadiums designed to play indoor soccer.

There are several play modes: 2 on 2, 3 on 3, 5 on 5 and 6 on 6 VS5 and the scoring system can be very diferent from one mode to the other (more goales on timed halfs, more style points, first to score X goals). There are many variations between the number of players and scoring/winning systems that gives the game a lot of variety.

"World Tour" consists of 4 stages, starting with local tournaments, regional, national and finally global. Between matches and tournaments that found on Worl Tour will find all the variants. The game has a progression system that improves the skills of each of your team to have a better and stronger team. During tournaments you can play against real players in street teams and later against real teams full of stars. Humiliating Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba with your created character is satisfying.

The competitive online modes are very interesting, where the player can be part in a league where you can be promoted to the next category or delegated to the lower category according to your performance over 10 games that you can only play against random players.

The weekly tournaments are the cream in the online modes. Every friday a new torunament opens for a 3 days window of 3(5 on 5, 6 on 6 or Futsal times of 3 minutes each and golden goal in the case of a tie) that can be conquered only by winning 4 straight games (of knockout phase to the final) played against random players, provided they are in the same stage of the tournament as you. There are a total of 9 different tournaments and only one is available each week. Therefore, to win all tournaments require playing every weekend for over two months, otherwise you will have to wait a whole cycle in order to participate in the tournament that did not play ... or didn't win.

Fifa Street uses Fifa 12 technology, which is certainly very good, delivering high quality graphics with great details, animations and physics. As in Fifa 12 there are some issues with the colission physics that are noticeable but not game breaker.

The soundtrack is quite good; as any previous Fifa, has many songs by artists from all around the world, but the games do not have any commentators and the ingame sounds are esencially the players shouting phrases like "great goal" or "pass the ball." It may sound like a good implementation, unfortunately there are times when you do not want to hear the same phrases repeated again and again during your gaming session.

Fifa Street is an easy game to play, visually appealing and quite fun, especially if playing with someone else. It is a game designed for playing with others and it is great fun.

Final Comments: With a fairly deep career mode, with player progression and an online game fairly stable and challenging Fifa Street is a perfect way to entertain while waiting for Fifa 13.

The Good: fairly long career mode, online mode challenging and fun guaranteed

The bad: Unable to control the goalkeeper at any time and repetitive comments during games.

This user review does not reflect the views of the PSX Extreme Staff.

User review by pavlovic

5/8/2012 10:01:24 AM

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