Soccer is an interesting sport. To outsiders, it's nothing more than
tireless passing and fake injuries, but in reality, it's true
craftsmanship with a perfect amount of showing off. FIFA Street, the epitome of nostalgia, cashes in on this concept with excellent gameplay from its older brother, FIFA 12. EA Sports has hit the nail on the head once again, but the real question is: will casual fans will pick up Street over FIFA 12 and other soccer titles?
The latest soccer addition utilizes FIFA 12's engine in an outstanding manner, replicating the core experience while introducing Street's
off the wall gameplay. The backlot-style action is fast-paced and
stacked with insane goal scoring, headlined by an excellent control
scheme. Players can use the analog sticks to perform tricks, while using
the buttons to shoot, steal, and run. The layout is welcoming to soccer
newcomers, but still offers a learning curve to perfect juggling and
dribbling. The entire concept is smooth and exhilarating, making goal
scoring an even greater time.
FIFA Street's branded name may turn off fans who see it as just "another soccer title," but that's just where Street shines.
EA and its Canada team have focused primarily on creating a pick-up,
backlot experience that strays off the beaten path. From alleyways to
midtown gyms, FIFA Street maintains this goal and emphasizes
it. These backdrops look gorgeous, and while players' faces look a
little less than stellar, their in-game voicing highlights this style of
Platforms PS2, Xbox 360, GameCube, Xbox, PS3
Release Date (PS2, GameCube, Xbox)February 21, 2005
Release Date (Xbox 360, PS3)March 31, 2012
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