Oct 17, 2007
Well, we must have misinterpreted the early signs for this one, because despite being promoted by a Mii-style Ronaldinho and featuring cartoony backgrounds and crazy new controls, it’s actually very much a traditional FIFA game. Quite a dated one, at that.
If you stay away from the brightly coloured Party menu option then this is essentially a PS2-erasoccer game, with the default camera angle changed to a vertically scrolling view to accommodate some counter-intuitive motion controls.
Most of the standard commands, such as crossing, shooting, passing and tackling, have been re-mapped to up/down/left/right movements of the remote. To do a hard shot, you flick the remote up while running with the ball. To do a soft shot, you flick it down. Or is it the other way round? We forget.