|Platform||:||Xbox 360 and Playstation 3|
From the creators of the award-winning EA SPORTS FIFA Football franchise, and inspired by street football styles and stars from around the world, FIFA Street is the most authentic street football game ever made. Enjoy a unique and fun experience where everything from the environments to the gear to the music is true to the sport and its culture. Whether performing one panna after another without breaking a sweat the way the game is played in Amsterdam, or a physical, fight-for-possession style the way players compete in London, fans will enjoy a superior fidelity of ball control and responsiveness than anything ever experienced. Plus, for the first time ever, utilize aerial skills to maneuver past opponents, an all-new sophisticated wall-play mechanic and over 50 brand new spectacular skill moves.
Watching Messi in his nice, cool and stylish moves on the street
After more than four years, Fifa Street is back. Fifa Street (2012), is a reboot for the series. I was not really interested to play it for the first time. Then when I'm bored with the other games, I tried this game, Fifa Street. After I was done with the setting and viewing the control scheme, I was just straight to the point and chose one of the mode, called 5-A-Side.
5 on 5, played on the top of the building in the cage/wall, no out of bound. It was fun, do the juggling, play your right thumb-stick, and control your ball. Mastering the tricks are the key to win the match. Controlling the ball to pass through your opponent not as easy as I thought. It needs practice and combine with the right thumb-stick to flawlessly pass your opponent.
With standard graphics but use the real players around the world, Fifa Street have provided us with 4-modes: 5-A-Side, Panna, Futsal, and last man standing or you can customize your own match. 5-A-Side is a regular 5 on 5 match, Panna is 2 on 2 with its own rules: you have to 'beat' (means: do the tricks and outsmart the defender) your opponent, save it to the bank then score to get the points, Futsal is 5 on 5 in stadium environments with no walls and Last man standing is 4 on 4 but each time you score you'll lose one of your teammate and the first team which lose all of their players is the winner.
Besides those uniques modes to play, there is also 'world tour' that will allow you to create your own player and team then build up the career or if you have Fifa 12 Be a Pro player saved data, the game will automatically detect the data and ask you if you want to import it. In world tour you can compete online with the other players on live too. By playing through this 'world tour' you will unlock nations all star and other locked-cool teams.
The variety of the tricks and the complexity of the controls will definitely push you to the practice arena to master it. Simply go to the Practice Arena and instantly you will be there to practice the tricks, juggling and controlling the ball. When you feel that 'easy' difficulty is indeed too easy and no challenge at all, try the medium difficulty. I was playing on the medium, but it's already give me challenge and even sometime frustrates me in second half. It seems every players can do all the tricks but their attributes affect how well the tricks will be performed.
Final Conclusion: Fifa Street has brought famous soccer players down to the street once again. This game could be really fun game but also could be so frustrated. The tricks are cool and eyes catching, but it's not easy to apply it on the real match, unless you practice a lot. Overall this game is good, although the graphics are standard but it doesn't matter, the gameplay is the real power of this game, though, you still can recognize which one is Messi or which one is Christiano Ronaldo.
IGN 8.0/10 | Gamespot 8.0/10 | Gametrailers 8.0/10 | Official Xbox Magazine 9/10 | Metacritic 77/100
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