just played PS2 demo @ HMV!

nickclubman

Starting XI
Just went into my local HMV store in Leeds City centre and discovered a lovely PS2 demo playable. So I didn't play it.......

Joke!!

The gameplay is much improved, but very similar! It almost 'feels' just like FIFA 06, but it's slower and the animations are slower and more realistic. Passing isn't easy but you can tell there is more assistance with good players'.

Goalkeepers are better, I played a barcelona v man-utd (from what I remember they had 1 team playable from quite a few leagues, italian, spanish, english, mexican, etc). the CPU goalkeeper had the ball in his hands, dropped it and ran out of the box and booted the ball up the field! Much more realistic. Ronalidinho's free-kick is in there I am sure.

The shooting is harder, I noticed it is far more balanced although I was playing on SEMI-PRO and I couldn't change that difficulty. the defence is better for you and cpu.

Back to shooting. You can't just hit the target whenever you want, I hit some wide shots plenty of times, I even had a shot that got parried by keeper and my player ran up for what would be (in 06) an easy tap in, but because of the way I ran up and powered up the shot it went seriously wide! haha. Bout time EA had a harder shooting system, bout BLOODY time! I scored a beautiful long shot, didn't look unrealistic though...made me wanna shout out but in middle of HMV store you gotta compose ya get me?! none of this 'YEAH MOTHA F*CKA HOW U LIKE ME NOW HUH B*TCH SUCK THAT, SUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKK THAAAAAAAT!!!'. yeah you get me.....

Well, the overall feel to it is good, some kid was watching me play and said 'is this a two player demo?' so i said yeah, played him and beat him 2-0 :jap: DID I DO YOU GUYS PROUD? haha.

The graphics are better, and better proportions of players' i believe. Couldn't hear the sound sadly. But the gameplay is deffo in Pro Evo territory and if current-gen is, next-gen on 360 is gonna do some crazy as* gameplay! Can't wait, but then again i'm a FIFA fan.

oh and the right stick special moves have gone, but I read you can only pull off the best moves when you're on top of the game (like winning 3-0 and the crowd are lovin you!)

Overall, this game is by far the best FIFA, BY FAR!! Plays solid, feels realistic, overall very good experience of a football game. EA are on the right tracks here. If they keep it up, they'll be some converts I tell you.

Nick.
 

Nack

Reserve Team
nickclubman said:
Just went into my local HMV store in Leeds City centre and discovered a lovely PS2 demo playable. So I didn't play it.......

Joke!!

The gameplay is much improved, but very similar! It almost 'feels' just like FIFA 06, but it's slower and the animations are slower and more realistic. Passing isn't easy but you can tell there is more assistance with good players'.

Goalkeepers are better, I played a barcelona v man-utd (from what I remember they had 1 team playable from quite a few leagues, italian, spanish, english, mexican, etc). the CPU goalkeeper had the ball in his hands, dropped it and ran out of the box and booted the ball up the field! Much more realistic. Ronalidinho's free-kick is in there I am sure.

The shooting is harder, I noticed it is far more balanced although I was playing on SEMI-PRO and I couldn't change that difficulty. the defence is better for you and cpu.

Back to shooting. You can't just hit the target whenever you want, I hit some wide shots plenty of times, I even had a shot that got parried by keeper and my player ran up for what would be (in 06) an easy tap in, but because of the way I ran up and powered up the shot it went seriously wide! haha. Bout time EA had a harder shooting system, bout BLOODY time! I scored a beautiful long shot, didn't look unrealistic though...made me wanna shout out but in middle of HMV store you gotta compose ya get me?! none of this 'YEAH MOTHA F*CKA HOW U LIKE ME NOW HUH B*TCH SUCK THAT, SUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKK THAAAAAAAT!!!'. yeah you get me.....

Well, the overall feel to it is good, some kid was watching me play and said 'is this a two player demo?' so i said yeah, played him and beat him 2-0 :jap: DID I DO YOU GUYS PROUD? haha.

The graphics are better, and better proportions of players' i believe. Couldn't hear the sound sadly. But the gameplay is deffo in Pro Evo territory and if current-gen is, next-gen on 360 is gonna do some crazy as* gameplay! Can't wait, but then again i'm a FIFA fan.

oh and the right stick special moves have gone, but I read you can only pull off the best moves when you're on top of the game (like winning 3-0 and the crowd are lovin you!)

Overall, this game is by far the best FIFA, BY FAR!! Plays solid, feels realistic, overall very good experience of a football game. EA are on the right tracks here. If they keep it up, they'll be some converts I tell you.

Nick.


If it's really like 06 i don't think i'll bother!

As that felt like the computer controlling the game instead of yourself!

How was the player reaction time?
 

nickclubman

Starting XI
player reaction was much better, the game itself doesn't play like 06, you can tell though that it's the same game engine, unlike what EA are doing with the brand-spanking new 360 game engine. This however, you can tell is built upon, but nevertheless feels FAR better than 06.

Give the PC demo a try first. It'll be the same as ps2.
NK.
 

Nack

Reserve Team
nickclubman said:
player reaction was much better, the game itself doesn't play like 06, you can tell though that it's the same game engine, unlike what EA are doing with the brand-spanking new 360 game engine. This however, you can tell is built upon, but nevertheless feels FAR better than 06.

Give the PC demo a try first. It'll be the same as ps2.
NK.


Oh I will give it a go!

Didn't they say the PC version had an enhancement, or was that for all current gen versions?
 

nickclubman

Starting XI
Xifio said:
great hands-on preview Nick (Y)

only thing I'd like clarified: what exactly did you meant by "right stick special moves have gone, but I read you can only pull off the best moves when you're on top of the game (like winning 3-0 and the crowd are lovin you!)" ... is it that the right stick gets activated at a certain point, or that only certain players can perform showboat manoeuvres?

thx.


It's like basic moves, knock ball forward, kick ball back, knock left, knock right, all about getting some space between you and the ball to know it past a player or such. But the 'special moves' say doing a circular motion with the right stick in 06 will have the player do a 360 spin, however in 07 they don't do those moves unless you're winning and the players' start 'showing off'.

NK.
 

portofan61

Youth Team
aw, i hope that's not the case for 360 :( Sometimes a skill move is what it takes to make or break the game.... not always but i'd definately like that freedom.
 

portofan61

Youth Team
it's ridiculous to think a game is simulation if cristiano ronaldo can't do step overs and tricks when the game is scoreless, or if you're losing! God knows he pulls that stuff out at any point... :)
 

nickclubman

Starting XI
well when I controlled Ron' from barca, he was better controlled and I took on 3 players' and beat them so it's possible.

NK.
 

italy74

Youth Team
hey NK

how were the ball physics- how much would you say they have improved from WC 2006- 10%
20% .....
30% ????

thanks
 

dipset

Reserve Team
wow NK, much respect man for lettin us know , yea were the ball physics good like were u able to see shots twice like if ya know wat i mean (like in pro evo u wont see the same thing twice) :jap:
 

NK FOOTBALL ©

Senior Squad
the ball physics own WC 06, soooo much more simulation and very close to PES.

the overall feel to the ball was realism rather than arcade, i wouldnt doubt the previews, this game could have a few PES fans coming to FIFA, plus the 360 version is gonna be even better i think!

NK.
 

NK FOOTBALL ©

Senior Squad
indeed, but in the build they played, which wasnt the final code.

i didnt notice a hiccup, plus i have that GM article and scanned it myself.

Plus, i didnt play for that long to discover bugs. wait til the demo mate
 

Chacarita Juniors

The artist formerly known as ronnifan9
This seems like a good thread to ask this question, nice prev dude...nice. (Y)

Anyways, by any chance does anybody know the # of players that can be edited?

i.e. - The number of created players + the number of palyers you can edit, since in '06 the total was 56 I was just wondering how many this year?
 

MasterM

Senior Squad
portofan61 said:
it's ridiculous to think a game is simulation if cristiano ronaldo can't do step overs and tricks when the game is scoreless, or if you're losing! God knows he pulls that stuff out at any point... :)
Unfortunately 95% of the moves of C.Ronaldo are useless. But i agree that Cristiano deserves special threatment, he should get a special diving button assigned.
 


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