2006 Fifa World Cup

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by TheDell, May 1, 2006.

  1. TheDell

    TheDell Guest

    OMG what a crap game. I bought it as there's really no alternative for a next gen soccer title. Not only does the fram rate drop out when playing in HD, it intermittently loads the wrong cut scenes and only has about 4 lines of commentary.

    I hadn't touched the Fifa series for a while (since I discovered PES) and these amateur FIFA fans tell me that it had now overtaken PES in terms of realism and gameplay. So I got 06 World Cup. What a laugh- I feel like I'm controlling a team of retarded 14 year olds. Back to PES 5.

    Thoughts anyone?
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  3. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Here my thoughts the dell, from another thread

    i do acknowledge the frame rate issue - but i wont agree on ur commentary comment, or wrong cut scenes - i havent come across that

    well after more extended play its gotton better

    i have found the camera angle that owns all


    i started on broadcast, but it was too far away - despite the full zooming in adjustment by myself

    i had what seemd no control in the box at broadcast - i couldnt gauge the deopth of the field

    now we on DYNAMIC - which is 95% PES side view - and the control is now there and i am scoring some beautys, and defending with more ability and control

    i can also now aim in the top bins of the net, or pick a side i wish to beat the keeper on - pure class

    another thing i like - the randomness of the goals - i havent really scored the same type of goals - like PES most goals are all different, and there are no hot spots - which was a FIFA disease prior to 2006

    it doesnt have the thrill and excitment of PES, as u cant turn a team from minnows to barrucudas

    But it does have the air fisting moments - where u have been rewarded for great attack and score goals u intended too

    For everyone on here i'd rent it first and see how it goes - i am satisfied, but if i didnt find this new camera angle it would only get multiplayer action...this camera angle has extended the single player experience - but as its soo close to call, its not a killer title, but it is the best soccer game on the 360, and it is the world cup year, so the hype n presentation with this game will distract you from its few issues (these issues arent big....its just if ur a seasoned PES player, you will find issues with this, like the ball physics are no where near as good as PES), but once the world cup is over and the FIFA and PES title come flooding in, this game will hit the backburner - a perfect trade in title for the PES/FIFA killers later in 2006/2007.

    Graphics - 8.5/10 - best looking soccer game ever - its is the 360 FFS
    Sound - 9/10 - best sounding sports game of all time
    Gameplay - 7.5/10 - the balls physics really kill, what is a mirrored PES gameplay and button interface - ie u can do the same things in PES and use the same buttons
    Longevity - 6/10 - only international teams, u have over 220 objectives, but half of them mean u have to do the world cup campaign over 7 times, with different teams/regions - which really is doing the same thing over n over
    Overall - 8/10 - a good soccer title, a great world cup title, a great multiplayer title, if it had domestic teams and modes it would get close to a 9.

    **keep in mind i wouldnt rate any PES title less than an 8.5**

    I wont play this single player as long as i did with any PES title, but this will get the multiplayer action all the way until the first 360PES hits the shelves.

    I havent played any FIFA title properly(only in shops) since world cup 1998 - so it would be interesting to see how the FIFA fellas compare this to FIFA06
  4. TheDell

    TheDell Guest

    thanks AK. good to hear what other people think of it. I must admit I did get excited winning the World Cup with Australia, but will just stick to Multiplayer from now on.
  5. DC

    DC Guest

    seriously i love fifa for its licensing

    pes is a great game no doubt, but i would still choose fifa over it, just because the little things in pes **** me off like playing in the premiershp and playing a squad without the right kits and all that stuff, just gets on my nerves, other than that pes is a great game

    fifa is owned by pes in the gameplay department but the two manager modes are equally pretty good. i just cant stand the lack of licensing.. o well.. and fifa 06 world cup is **** i heard, i have standard fifa 06 for ps2, and ive been playing it forever

    im at racing ferrol (just started a new manager) and im trying to take them to the top of the spanish premier, and make them as good as the real madrids and the barcelona's..
  6. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    I've got/played both 06 Fifa's on normal Xbox, agree standard game is better, World Cup seems to drop it's framerate when showing stadiums, crowds at start of game and when goal celebrations occur. Gameplay seems a little disjointed, must have been altered slightly from earlier version for some reason, as that one is more than fine.

    Took Tottenham through and won everything, won enough challenges to unlock the next difficulty level, then EA Rugby 06 came out. Only just getting back to Fifa having completed everything on Elite level in rugby.

    For fickle fans, the licensing can make the difference.
  7. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    yeah man

    playing the 5th ranked american play-off home n away leg really got my neighbourhood stickbeaking

    i had it blasting thru the 5.1 digital surround, and out my rear window i could see people looking in to see the comotion

    all they saw were 3 full grown men, air fisting away, as the aussies ran out onto the stadium, and the crowd starts to roar

    i remember when we had this PES5 tourny one night a few months back

    it was intense and loud, and a goal was scored at about 1am, but it was one of those late offside calls in PES5.........thus the place irrupted with disgust to the ref, or joy for the relief.........we get a knock on the door, and its these IRISH backpackers from another units across the hall.

    they are ****** as, and ask which game we are watching

    i open the front door a little wider, and they see it the PES5 on PS2

    they were like, F*** man this is brilliant - and they joined us for a few hours.

    Hilarious, the sounds of a soccer game can do. :cheers:
  8. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Man, you should play against my team in manager mode.

    It took me 11 seasons, but finally I got the "perfect team"...

    I haven't played FIFA 06 in freaking ages actualy. I may have a go now that I think of it. Hopefully I will get owned...
  9. DC

    DC Guest

    yea i'd love to my racing ferrol 2 star team :lol: best player is a 62

    im gonna sign freddy adu soon so he'll get amazing

    i got wigan athletic up to a 5 star in my other manager career..
  10. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    I've got Juve, and everyone is 99 except for my reserves.

    I'm ****** though... I HATE Juve.
  11. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    get rid of him then
  12. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    No. That's the team I'm with. Juventus.
  13. DC

    DC Guest

    my team will be loaded in a few years

    ive got

    theo walcott - 16 years old RWM
    freddy adu- 16 years old CAM
    stephen ireland- 17 years old CAM
    guiseppi rossi- 18 years old ST

  14. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    this game is awesome in mulitplayer

    had 3 big test matches with my PES mate

    2 games went into overtime - then went onto shoot-outs

    man it is intense, and fun just like PES multiplayer

    u can really score some massive goals with shear control, and teamwork aorund the box

    single player is getting stale as half the scenarios are near impossbile

    like beating Netherlands with Scotland from 2-0 down with 20mins remaining (or something like that) - its BS
  15. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    maybe you just suck at it?

    i am sure they dont make it to bad. the dutch arnt that good are they?

    as soon as you figure out what the ai is doing i am sure you will be able to score goals easier with crap teams. i am still yet to play this game. maybe in time i will
  16. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah it comes out like in a fews days in NZ I thin. Might be ok to get and play as build up for the real thing in june.
  17. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    pity soccer is boring to watch
  18. esoj

    esoj Guest

    most of the time for sure I agree but the world cup is special and it always draws me in. the world cup always has upsets as well like senegal against france. and seeing brazil play is always a joy they have so much skill.
  19. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Does Fifa06 on XBox360 have the ball control button (when activated) making the attacker by default face his opponent? I noticed on Fifa World cup on xbox that when the control button was activatd that the attacker hld wahtever position he was facing rather than automatically face forward....unlike the earlier Fifa2006.........it seemed like a step backwards with this aspect.
  20. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    I dont think it does GG

    I have never used it - but they do have the R3 flick in which ur 1st time touch goes in that direction u flicked...but the ball goes a fair way when using that - could be the control stat of the player i used, but i never really use it anyway

    I am England now in the WC

    Man Gerrard and Rooney are machines - scoring atleast once per match outside the box - GERRARD SPECIALS!!!

  21. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Man you gotta use it...the R1 button on PS2 or similarly XBox360 (black button on xbox). Really takes you to another level with ball control. Especially in Multiplayer when you do the step back drag with it (running one way with some defender coming across at you.....hold the ball control buton down and step back the other way....WOW WHAT A STEP!!!!)

    ...as well as all the other tricks that come with it....right stick combos with ball control button held down.

    ....what about sliding to the side with the ball control button before releasing it and turboing ahead???? Much better as a side movement than the normal right stick side step.

    ...also you can hover in strafe mode from side to side till you feel our opponent has gone the wrong way.....then release and run the other way!!!!!

    ....but the best thing I like about this button is the way it looks....rather than the normal control of facing a direction to move there....now you can face your opponent and move in all eight directions while doing so......looks soooooooo professional!!!!!!
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