FIFA 06 Reader Review
OMG! EG are blatantly EA fans! 2/10? Overrated!!
Actually its not that bad, but it is very very very bad. It looks the mutts. Until someone shoots. Then it goes to about 4 frames per second. Ironically it was FIFA 2003 which convinced me to get an Xbox as it was just sooooooo smooth. The player models are fantastic, when you see the line up it looks great, although they have the Doom 3 plastic look which is a real shame. If they lost the shine from across the room I honestly think based on player models alone (if the background was blacked out) you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference to a TV image.
Have to say though, the commentary with Tyler and Gray is top notch, most natural commentary so far.
Pitch seems REALLY small now...I was playing at Old Trafford so I dont know if the other ones are any wider/larger, but it seems a pretty faithful representation of the stadium.
Loading times are atrocious...I've known UMD games load quicker! The only saving grace is you get to play a 2 v 1 game as it loads...very 8 bit :)
Before I sum up, I should point out I am no rabid PES fan. I have a great deal of respect for both franchises and can happily move from one to the other and enjoy it.
Its not the worst football game I've ever played, so I wouldnt mark it as low as Tom (although I respect his opinion and his comments are spot on), but its certainly not a game you want to be buying unless you are REALLY desperate for a 360 specific footy game and cant wait for Pro Evo or for EA to bring out a better version. No scores from me though as I dont believe in 'em. Fight among yourselves if you can be bothered.
I should point out I'm currently stuck playing it on my normal Panasonic 28" CRT via composite cables and using Pal 60. Maybe thats affecting the framerate, but I doubt it...I'll update when I finally find some HD cables...