The joke that is FIFA 2004 (my opinions)

NickSCFC

Club Supporter
While on my travels around town today I happened to come across an X Box in my local GameStation. After reading much positive hype about the game I decided to give it a play. I wasn't too pleased. These are my opinions. Firstly I'm going to p*ss on the bonfire of those who longed for true authenticity. To get the best test of this me and my mate decided to play as our fair cities rival teams, Stoke City (Division 1) and Port Vale (Division 2). Straight away I noticed that Port Vale were wearing last seasons shirt with old sponsor and badges. Players are absolutley nothing like there real life counter parts, though atleast they got the skin colours right, nearly. To my amazement Port Vale had better stats than Stoke. Very angry was I! To make things even worse the players look like they're made out of plastic thanks to the new light sourcing.

BUT WE ONLY CARE ABOUT THE GAMEPLAY, I hear you cry.

This is where the game really shows its flaws. Firstly the passing is terrible, passes go straight to feet rather than in the path of running wingers thus making the game play sluggish. Even more sluggish is the dribbling control, players seems to take an age to turn even when they're not sprinting. The only positive I can have about the game play is the shooting which is very accurate, though some may argue it's too accurate! So once again EA Sports have made prats of ourselves and most of all themselves.
 

bmxmongoose

Youth Team
Re: The joke that is FIFA 2004 (my opinions)

Originally posted by NickSCFC
While on my travels around town today I happened to come across an X Box in my local GameStation. After reading much positive hype about the game I decided to give it a play. I wasn't too pleased. These are my opinions. Firstly I'm going to p*ss on the bonfire of those who longed for true authenticity. To get the best test of this me and my mate decided to play as our fair cities rival teams, Stoke City (Division 1) and Port Vale (Division 2). Straight away I noticed that Port Vale were wearing last seasons shirt with old sponsor and badges. Players are absolutley nothing like there real life counter parts, though atleast they got the skin colours right, nearly. To my amazement Port Vale had better stats than Stoke. Very angry was I! To make things even worse the players look like they're made out of plastic thanks to the new light sourcing.
Ive been told that my team Lincoln have got there old sponsor and last seasons away kit in the game. Its dissapointing to hear the players are nothing like they are inreal life, if EA are to have the Nationwide leagues in the game surely they can at least give them the latest kits and sponsors:kader:
 

NickSCFC

Club Supporter
Division 1 teams have there latest kits. I could've cried when I saw what they'd done to Stokes players, and since when has Karl Asaba been bald!
 

Fid La

Youth Team
thats bad news.

i was looking 4ward 2 playin lower teams especially my home town

y do EA bother if they lack effort?

2 be fair tho, at least there in the game now.
 

totsata

Reserve Team
what does this guy want every team in the divisions to have their real players faces:kader:
cmon guys it was enough to see that there are lower division teams in fifa 2004,don't you think
 

NickSCFC

Club Supporter
The top half of my post wasn't the main concern. The game play is most improtant and it just feels spoilt after FIFA 2003.
 

totsata

Reserve Team
i haven't play the game yet so i won't argue about the gameplay .hope that it's better from last year,the demo i think clearly showed that the game is better than fifa 2003,but let's wait and see(H)
 

Matt Holme

Founder
Moderator
You only played it at a game shop... I would gather for less than an hour. Not saying you have to like the game, but considering you didn't even know there was a through pass button to play the ball into space, it sounds as though you haven't really gotten into the game yet.
 

dbecks07

Youth Team
Re: The joke that is FIFA 2004 (my opinions)

Originally posted by NickSCFC
Stoke City (Division 1) and Port Vale (Division 2). Straight away I noticed that Port Vale were wearing last seasons shirt with old sponsor and badges

Jajajajaja LOL... "My home town team, Las abejitas de satelite isn't there!!!, ohhh, I almost forgot! my school team isn't there!!!!! What's wrong with this game!!! They promised OTB and it isn't there!!!"...

There is a reason why companies created product manuals.... also... both teams are from the nationwide league.... c'mon... if you play manu vs leeds i bet manu even has the black uniform
 

Voltaic Borusse

Fan Favourite
Port Vale were wearing last seasons shirt with old sponsor and badges.

They are wearing last seasons shirt with the old sponsor tag and badges . . . the game is ruined! Oh, no! whatever shall we do! I've got an idea, lets all cry about it.

Oh, boo-hoo-hoo!
 

ishan1990

Senior Squad
The gameplay looks really good so far in the demo. Considering I have not played the full game or know all the tricks I think it'll only get better.
 

outkast

Club Supporter
If your gonna complain at least know your fact OTB control IS in the game and seriously who cares if some little club has old kits i mean seriously can you guys even see what your complaining about!
 

Italia_

Youth Team
Originally posted by totsata
what does this guy want every team in the divisions to have their real players faces:kader:
cmon guys it was enough to see that there are lower division teams in fifa 2004,don't you think

agreed
 


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