Get your kicks on FIFA reboot
SINCE 2005, the FIFA Street series has wallowed in the shadow of its big brother, and reigning champ of the soccer games, FIFA, like that sibling that never gets taken seriously.
With this reboot of the series, however, it’s time to pay attention.
The youthful cartoon styling has been dropped, and with the team behind the main FIFA series on board, FIFA Street has found its stride.
You can forget about the playmakers, as FIFA Street is all about showmanship and the ball skills in one- on- one matches, and most crucially the humiliation, as there is no greater thrill than tricking past your opponent in graceful style.
Street’s on- field controls are fluid and intuitive. You can dangle the ball, execute skilful flicks, and nutmeg your opponent, all without so much as a flick through the manual for complicated button combos.
It might lack the depth of options found in the traditional FIFA experience, though, the stars of the show are the ball tricks.
Match types offer a good balance between authenticity and sensationalism.
The straight- up modes of five- aside and Futsal, complement the more tactical Panna and Last Man Standing, the former aimed at showmanship and tricks, while in the latter, a player must leave the field after each goal.
The variation on offer culminates with FIFA Street’s slick multiplayer mode. Bypassing the smorgasbord of online features found in traditional FIFA, Street takes a more casual approach which is ideal for that fiveminute fix, with shorter and more varied match types.
That leaves us with the game’s main single player mode, World Tour.
While this only further showcases Street’s varied gameplay styles, this is arguably the one mode with the least long- term appeal.
Stick with World Tour mode, though, and you’ll have the chance to create and cultivate your own team from scratch.