FIFA '08 Soccer

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Too difficult to score goals

by Estevado on 11/28/2007

The gameplay and movements are smooth and very realistic. However, I found that 07 and 06 are still more fun to play than this game. They've made it too difficult in my opinion to score goals. As someone who has played hundreds of hours with previous editions, I expected the learning curve to be a little steeper. Due to frustration, I traded the game back for 07 but I may have given up too early.

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Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Mfg Part# 15396
SKU 204740495
UPC 014633153965
UPC 14 00014633153965
Format PlayStation 2
Rating Rating
Be a Pro - Offline Training: Think and react like a real professional soccer player. Play the entire game as a fixed player while getting real time feedback and analysis on the fly. A unique camera angle keeps both player and action in focus, zooming in when you're on attack.
Clinical Finishing: A true next-generation ball-striking engine calculates shot success by combining an almost infinite number of different contexts, including ball spin, pressure from defenders, player attributes, and even air pressure to recreate the drama and unpredictable nature of shooting.
Complete Authenticity: Dramatically more authentic and exhilarating with 620 licensed teams, 30 official leagues, and more than 15,000 players.
Intelligent Soccer: Now featuring AI with a 35-point decision engine which enables players to process 1,000 potential options and reactions every second in real time -- more than 60,000 options every minute -- via a dynamic 'Threat Map' system to capture the excitement and realism of soccer.
Interactive Leagues: Represent your club online against your rivals throughout the season in the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League or Mexican 1st Division. Features weekly in-game pod casts by the development team.
Manual Controls Dictate the play with new manual controls for through-passing and crossing. Now use the right-stick to quickly switch defenders and choose exactly who you want defending, when you want him.
Online Leagues: Create and organize your own multiplayer Friends Leagues and tournaments with all the tools in-game.
Pro Skills: A new, organic building-block system enables you to combine tricks and skill moves together to recreate signature moves from the real-world superstars or define your own style of play. Animations can be interrupted at any time to transition into a new move, just like real life.
Real World Soccer News: Receive up-to-the-minute soccer news and podcasts from media outlets.
Tournament Mode: Play 60 tournaments, including 35 officially licensed ones, or create one of your own.
Video Upload: Capture your best goals and highlights in-game and bring them online for the world to see. Upload your highlights to the FIFA 08 website to create the ultimate highlight reel to prove the stories you are telling your friends are all true. Because without the footage, it's fiction.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 15396
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name Fifa 08
Brand Name EA
Additional Information Single Player Multiplayer (Online)
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Features Manual Controls: Dictate the play with new manual controls for through-passing and crossing. Control the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny the striker yourself. Use the right-stick to quickly switch to the exact player you want to control when defending. Be A Pro (Co-op Season): Take on the role of a professional footballer, create your own player and test yourself in one position for an entire season. Master positioning, improve your attributes and develop into an elite player. Co-operate with up to three friends fixed to their player on the same team, but compete with those same friends on individual challenges. All performances are tracked through detailed statistics to determine who really is a pro. Custom Formations: Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Set each player's exact position in the formation, and assign specific attacking and defensive runs to unlock the opposition. Enhanced AI: New defensive and positioning logic requires greater tactical expertise to break down the opposition. New AI ensures players are in the right place at the right time. Player and team traits differentiate the stars. Manager Mode Improvements: New features include pre-season friendlies to test your team before a campaign, new training options to hone your squad of players and dynamic board expectations that change depending on your successes or failures. Online Football Clubs: Form your own group of like-minded football fans to take on all challengers online and create a Football Club. Gain status among the online community by helping your Football Club climb the rankings. Win more points based on the importance of the match, like playing Interactive Leagues or challenging other Football Clubs to a grudge-match tournament. Complete Authenticity: Featuring 30 leagues, 30 real stadiums and 14,000 players all accurately recreated.
Software Name Fifa 08
Software Sub Type Sports Game
Software Main Type Game
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Product Attributes
Game Format PlayStation 2
Game Genre Sports
Game Informer ...the most playable version of the series yet...
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Too difficult to score goals by Estevado on Nov 28, 2007