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EA FIFA 08 Wii

FIFA 08 - Nintendo Wii Game (Barcode EAN = 5030930059187).
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Average Rating:  3 out of 5

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There are 3 reviews for this product.

I found that the controls were relatively easy to get used to, its just that the motion of the players does not seem very natural. When running at speed it takes an age to change direction. As you only control one player at a time it is difficult to outsmart your opponent. Instead you find a few combinations that seem to work for you and then do them over and over again.

The online version is the main reason that I dislike this game. My broadband connection is pretty good, but it just doesnt seem to play like the actual game does offline. It seems to take longer to do a pass and it can be infuriating how long it takes to shoot on the few occasions that you finally get clean through on goal.

Overall it feels a bit like a mini-game and not quite worth what it costs to buy.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 2 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 30Dec2008
I think that the gameplay is great but the things to do are quite boring. Unless you can play online then this game will get boring. I buy the new Fifa games every year and this is the only one for a long time without Manager Mode which I was disappointed with.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 24Jun2008
Ok, so we got the game last weekend, and my wife and I havent stopped playing it since. Let me try to be neutral and not get carried away with all the fun we have been having.

Game Modes
The options here are Arcade, Challenge, Tournament and Online. To start play straight off, the Aracade is the best option. Challenge is only once you have good control on your game. Tournament option is good except there is NO World Cup which is a bummer! The tutorials are fantatsic. It easily takes over an hour to come to grips of all the controls and moves possible, and thats not the end of it.

Here is one true fact - If you want to be a master and score goals freely and win every match, you would need to spend almost 2 weeks of dedicated gameplay for hours non-stop. It is not a cakewalk and mastering the controls even in the easy mode is difficult to be a true champion

That being said, it is still a lot of fun for the first timer. Passing, throw ins, locating players is easy and so you can have a good time on the filed but when it comes to scoring goals and tackling all those defenders, a lot of skill comes into play. Many people have said that there is lack of in depth control which I disagree. If you are lucky, just swing the remote WILDY and you will see your striker doing some pretty neat tricks and acoring a goal. Thats of course not the right way to go, is it???
A very quick search on google and I have the entire list of all possible moves - both basic and advanced - and one look at it got me excited to play again.
You can play the Family Mode - where you only use the Wii remote or the Advanced option where you control your players movements with the Nunchuk - and also have a chance to try out a hwole option of tricks.

Responsiveness of Controls
There are times when you feel that the controls are clumsy, many times when I try to kick right, it goes left and so on. But this does not dampen the overall look and feel of the game, trust me.

Music, Graphics and the rest
Firstly, by now most of you are sure that you cannot compare the Wii graphics with XBox or PSP so I wont as well. Comparing to the other Wii games, Fifa 08 scores high in my opinion. The music is nice, commentary good though sometimes lags a wee bit, and the graphics keep up with the pace of the game. The game is really fast and thats what keeps the interest going in Fifa 08

Overall verdict
I am tempted to give it a 10 on 10 but will keep it to an 8 because EA can improve on Fifa08. All said and done, this game is great for a sports fan and also an average person. It will get anyone interested in picking up the controls and having a go.
Enjoy it to the max

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 02Apr2008

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