Ever since FIFA Soccer was released on the Sega Genesis and Sega CD, I've wondered how it would look like on the 3DO. Thanks to Electronic Arts, my prayers were answered.
Using the capabilities of this 32-Bit system, the perspective of the game changed, such as the different views, rotation and scrolling of the field and players. Unlike other soccer games, you have the option to choose from seven different angled views of the field. Some views are helpful in finding your players on the field easily and others are good to be close to the action and really feel what's happening on the field.
Within the game you'll get actual footage from around the world of games that have been played. This adds some spice to the game. You'll experience CD-quality sounds.
You have all of the international teams to choose from to compete in the exhibition, the tournament and in the championship. The tournaments are based on brackets just like the real thing. As you win, you gain points. At the end of the rounds, the computer will decide who will advance to the next round and reach the championship based on the points you received during the tournament. During these modes you can organize your strategy, coverage, formations and make substitutions during the games. Goalies have markers to use to guide their kicks and throws to the other players. Watch out for the corner kicks of the other team. It can get tricky trying to figure out where they will be kicking the ball.
Actions of players are pretty I cool to watch. If you put the view to the Ball Cam, you can get closer to the action and really see what the players are doing.
Invite your friends over because you can play with up to six players at one time. The more players, the better it will be. This is a totally awesome game. Our thanks to you, EA, for bringing us such a great soccer cart!
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For those of you who enjoy sports games, Electronic Arts has just made one that should turn your head. FIFA Soccer for the 3DO is an impressive, no ... make that unbelievable soccer game. Not only does it look realistic, but it plays great as well. You get the feel of truly controlling your team.
FIFA Soccer shows just what can be done on the 3DO. The field scrolls and scales with lots of special effects. The audio is really well done, too.
If you have a 3DO, or if you just like sports, FIFA Soccer is a must-have in your library. This looks like it might just be the best soccer game yet. I can hardly wait to play it!