Street football, one of the most eye pleasing things to see people do with a football ball. Swift moves and cool goals which usually most of us will never dare attempt, moreover to succeed but FIFA Street is here to make this joy still possible with flicks of the stick. The FIFA Street series has been out for a while with already 3 games in the series and has caught some people attention over the years. The first game in the series, one of my earliest expiriences on a PS2 when I didn’t have it yet and only could have my share of fun on it whilst at my friend was one of the most fun I had on sport based games. It was fun being able to trick the other player and make a fool of them. The games felt over the top, awesome and crazy most of the time.The second one I never managed to care about and I espacially didn;t care for the third in the series but this until the latest addition to the franchise.
Like SSX this is a new take on loved franchises and FIFA Street doesn’t disappoint at all with smooth gameplay and nice touches here and there. The first thing I felt really comfortable with where the controls, the now famous flick controls work so well which allow people to get used to them easily and perform cool and effective tricks faster whilst understanding what you’ll be doing depending on the flick you make. Control of the ball is fluid and the controls allow you to move the ball and juggle as you’d like to make the goal. The ball feels like it moves on its own, it doesn’t feel like stuck with the player which makes it more authentic and fantastic for that matter making most plays as realistic as possible. Even if the game whole point is to try and humiliate the opponent team by pulling off great skill moves it was also strangely enough not concentrated on that at all. The game feels balanced which also made the game deviate from the whole trick trick trick trick – goal process which I experienced in the other games but base itself into getting te right timing and chance to put the ball in the net. Sometimes I lost myself into making those cool moves and later noticed I had not scored yet which makes you wonder for how long this will take until you get the hang of all the moves and become master of the skills.
The demo was perfect to put some interest into me checking out the game later this year probably since it showed how great the controls are and how smooth the animations and game play takes place. This is a great return to the franchise and without a doubt will be a great addition to your collection especially if you dig FIFA. The demo showed very little of the World Tour Mode although it could easily be the games best highlight. Visually there isn’t much to comment about but it looks good don’t worry, what was surprising was the sound which makes the game another thing by hearing the players shout to each other and people cheering once your tricks are successful. FIFA Street is back, I love it.
Demo Rating: ★★★★★