Now you can celebrate the passion of another World Cup of soccer with 2006 FIFA World Cup. If there is one thing that EA has achieved with the FIFA license over the years, it is creating quality soccer games that really try their best to be true to real life, with gameplay as well as player names and team colors.
Now with 2006 FIFA World Cup, the World Cup championship in Germany has been brought directly to you computer. You will be very impressed with the intro and cut scenes, as they strike the perfect balance of great graphics and pumping you up to play some soccer. Although there is a big difference in graphics quality between the cut scenes and the actual gameplay, graphics alone don’t make a game good or not.
When you begin to play, you will like the fast pace of the matches. Although this version of the game is very similar to all the other previous iterations, returning players will be pleased to already have the feel of the controls and game mechanics, so there won’t be a steep learning curve. There are a number of users who have complained that EA just keeps producing the same game with a different package, but they also admit that there are some redeeming factors to 2006 FIFA World Cup.
One of the new features that has come from the EA developers getting to play around with so many versions of the same game is the impressive penalty-taking system in 2006 FIFA World Cup. It accounts for players under pressure, and the shot becomes increasingly more difficult the longer you delay taking it. There’s also a new shooting engine, where by holding the shoot button no longer adjusts the power, but the trajectory of the shot. The power therefore comes form the position the player is in at the time of the shot. This makes for a much more realistic playing experience.
So although this new version of the FIFA games isn’t revolutionary, it does offer some interesting new features that will make every fan of soccer enjoy playing.