This is Football 2005
is Football 2003 screenshots
The Final Say!
is Football 2003
reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: 30 November 2004
Distributed By: Sony
| || |
This is Football 2005 returns in a true sporting spectacular that
can be considered nothing short of amazing and once again brings
gamers into the most definitive European soccer game. With that
said, there is also a plethora of other teams from around the world
that include Australia and Brazil!
Another impressive feature of This is soccer 2005 is that it
supports the EyeToy Cameo that allows you to use the EyeToy to
capture your face and then superimpose it onto a player in the game.
So apart from just playing the game, I am actually part of the game.
Another cool feature of the EyeToy cameo is that when you watch
replays, you can see your sporting finesse on the big screen,
provided you have a widescreen television.
is Football 2005 also supports a variety of different gameplay
modes that includes our fan favourites such as Exhibition Matches, Challenge Mode, Career Mode and
Seasons Mode to name a few of the modes that grace this title.
Although the game really comes into its own when you play the
Career Mode that basically lets you start from the beginning of
the soccer world and work your way to the World Cup spectacular.
is Football 2005 has great multiplayer support with either a
multitap (8 players) or now with the inclusion of network play that
lets you play online with players from around the world. The
control system of This is Football 2005 is quite easy to learn and
you basically control your players via the analog stick with the
standard buttons used to pass, tackle, swap and kick. The game also supports a
variety of new manoeuvres that are activated via the shoulder pads
on the Dual Shock. With that said, This is Football 2005 has
an extremely arcade feel to it and brings back the glory days of
arcade soccer on the Amiga 500 such as Kickoff.
only "slight" downside to the current incarnation of This is
Football is that the AI of the game which is a little rough in some
places with defenders sometimes failing to defend their goal and all
you need to do is briskly pass them and you can kick your team a
goal. Fortunately the licensing of the game has also fallen short,
with only just a handful of official soccer anecdotes that have been
included in the game. Even though EA has the official Fifa license,
This is Football is still an extremely fun and entertaining game.
This is Football 2005 is probably one of he most realistic soccer
games of 2004 and is easily on par with Electronic Arts Fifa 2005.
The player animations have also been improved from its predecessors
and players now move with a human-like grace that contain some
extraordinary realism that truly enhances the gaming experience of
the characters in the game contain an insane amount of polygons and
match that with some realistic texture details and it's almost as if
you are watching a real soccer game. Everything from the little
touches of each player, such as the spikes on their shoes or the way
they kick up mud or dirt has been flawlessly implemented into this
amazing soccer game.
The stadiums have also been
professionally designed and each stadium looks like their real-world
counterpart with flags waving in the stadiums, smoke flares rising from
the stands, and some realistic weather effects that once again enhances
the gaming experience of this title. There are also some special effects
in the game that appear to be particle effects and also some lighting
and shading detail... just look at the screenshots!
Football 2005 also has contains a variety of accurate soccer sound
effects with the developers including just about everything you hear in
a soccer match, from the roars of the crown to the thuds of shoes
kicking balls. The commentary of the game is perfect and has been
flawlessly implemented into the game with every single player in
the game having their names recorded so you will get some very fluid
is Football 2005 may not be the Fifa 2005 killer but it does come
extremely close and if you are looking for some great arcade soccer fun
than you should look no further than this soccer game. With a variety of different gameplay modes, new soccer manoeuvres
and also some amazing graphics, this is one soccer game that fans should
Copyright ©2004 www.impulsegamer.com