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I was gonna get the new Fifa 07 but had a look at a few screens and gameplay videos, and it looks identical to last year. I know it usually does change very little but last year there was a 15 year manager mode. :angry:

Is it me or do they do very little to change it every year?

Has anyone purchased it yet? that can give an honest review?

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I was gonna get the new Fifa 07 but had a look at a few screens and gameplay videos, and it looks identical to last year. I know it usually does change very little but last year there was a 15 year manager mode. :angry:

Is it me or do they do very little to change it every year?

Has anyone purchased it yet? that can give an honest review?

Mine comes today but I am sure it is different - the ball dynamics have changes making for a better game

Will update when played

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Right people, the game has been played and at the moment its not good:-

When you get past the menu's and into a game and your first look at the players on the pitch the first thing you do is look down at the floor to make sure you havent plugged in your PS1 by mistake because the graphics look like they have taken a step back in time (its not until the replays of shots do the graphics look any good) and it was always the look of fifa that made it stand out.

The second thing is the sound. Now, I know that the sound in sports games can be really annoying but this is just plain awful just plain awful just plain awful - sorry about the repetision there but you will start to understand what I went through in the game (when you here 'uncle jacks blue and white army for the first time its cool but over and over again it started to get on my nerves) So sound off and tunes on.

Now the important bit - the gameplay. From reading the review in the Playstation mag you would have thought that PES had met its match this year but how wrong they are (I suspect they could have been bribed to write their rubbish) to be fair they have really tried to copy pes with its through balls and movment but they have got this really wrong. You just seem to ping balls all over the place and dance from one side of the pitch to the other before banging in a goal from where ever you like - yes fifa used to be about the 'sweet spots' but now you can really score from anywhere - even the half way line (yes I know you could do that in fifa 95 by chipping it up first but now you can do it just by banging it)

They also try to copy PES by the 'player mistakes' however again, this is so wrong. When a keeper spils a catch or it bounces off a defender and goes in you feel on PES that this is a genuine mistake however, on the new FIFA it goes out of its was to make these mistakes - keepers punch it right at the oncoming attaker after long shots.

They also still have Kuqi in the team and no Nonda

I played my pal and we both confirmed that this wasnt football it was just going through the motions.

Leave well alone people (though I will obviously play it again and hopefully change things round)

Thankfully, I still have last years pes and the new one on order.

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As I understand it, if you want to get FIFA this year, you should go for the 360 version as this is the one they have "rebuilt" from scratch. The games press seem to think that next gen FIFA 07 could actually compete with PES this time around.

We'll see I guess.

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As I understand it, if you want to get FIFA this year, you should go for the 360 version as this is the one they have "rebuilt" from scratch.

Well, after playing the PS2 one they have re-built this one from scratch too - in fact, they gave it to their kids and said - you lot build it cos were off down the pub - no scrap that, their kids would have done better

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Well, after playing the PS2 one they have re-built this one from scratch too - in fact, they gave it to their kids and said - you lot build it cos were off down the pub - no scrap that, their kids would have done better

Thanks for the review Cocker, Think i'll leave it well alone, at least till it comes out on platinum. Although i actually have an X-box(original) so i dont know whether there will be any difference between the PS2 version?

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Everyone should remember that I am voicing my opinion on the game here and the next bloke might love the game so I would be interested to see what other people think about it.

I will give the online game a go in the week - thats normally how I like to play the games - hopefully I can change my own mind about it

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Well I was playing this at work the other day and I must say I was disapointed. As someone said they have rebuilt it from scratch. I was waiting for the 360 version but I feel let down by the PS2 version as its basicly still the EA production values of flash graphics tweak the gameplay ( I know its been rebuilt but its the same game) and of course throwing so much money on licencing so it appeals to the massses of arrrrrrrrrrr innit brigade.

fortunatly Pro Evo is out on 360 at the end of the month

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Right, I've just got the XBOX version and given that a go and I have to say that I think most people on here are giving it an unfair ride. It's not ground breaking by any strech of the imagination but I reckon it's no better or worse than last years effort.

For the Graphics, I have mixed feelings here. I don't think they are as bad as Cocker makes out but they are not as good (sharp) as Fifa 06. I am playing in High Def (720p) and the in game graphics are OK if a little rough. I hate the zoomed in replay graphics though as they put this hazed "sheen" on everything. It just makes things look blurred.

The commentary is the same as every football game on the market. After you have played one game, you have heard all the comments. It is still 1000 times better than anything PES has given us.

when you here 'uncle jacks blue and white army for the first time its cool but over and over again it started to get on my nerves

It did that in Fifa 06, or was that left out of the PS2 version? I still like it, makes it feel good that they've got something specifically for Rovers.

They also still have Kuqi in the team and no Nonda

To be fair, that was a transfer day deadline deal. You would have thought they could have got all the transfers in but I'm not going to hold that against them. I still reckon they'll have more of the correct team than PES!

In terms of the gameplay, I think it is very much like Fifa 06 with a few tweaks. So pretty much the stock update from EA. Not really any imagination but still a solid football game. There are a few problems like there are in every game but none that make it the worst game in history.

I'm not sure if the XBOX code is different to the PS2 (I wouldn't have thought so) but it really doesn't seem that bad.

I am still waiting to see what Fifa and PES are going to be like on the 360 when they finally surface. I hope they make Fifa updateable from Live to keep the transfers up to date. It appears that's still missing from the stock XBOX version.

Finally, just what has Stephen Reid done to annoy the people at EA? yet again he has been given a big dodgy 70's porn star tash!

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With regard to the no nonda in the team, I stand corrected. Just been online with it and its updated all the teams with the current players which is nice.

Speaking of the online play - its awful - really bad connections on there

Not enjoying the game anymore yet

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Well I have tried and tried and tried but this game is awful so, when the mrs was on her way round to her sisters this morning I picked FIFA up and said - give that to your nephew.

Some may think this act is kind seeing as the game has only been out for a week but I bet the next time he sees me he might just kick me in the nutts for wasting his time

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Anyone played the marketplace fifa 2007 demo that is now up? Pretty graphics, nice shooting practice loading game. BUT, the same old fifa gameplay :( A LOT better than past games though, but still no where near PES5 on the xbox!!

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do you guys play et on ps2, xbox or pc.

I am playing it on a PC and I must say its in my opinion the best fifa I have played. I am a PES guy but this fifa actually keeps me entertained. There are always gonna be problem with fifa games and I agree with the post that said it didn’t feel like football – which is the general idea of these games. The aI is still not good, but I do like the way they have changed the one-on-one situations. Much more realistic and you actually feel like you can score in different ways and not just the “pass on the ground way”.

Ill give it 7 or 8 on a scale to 10 whereas I would give the 2006 WC version a 5 or 6.

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do you guys play et on ps2, xbox or pc.

I was on the PS2 (though I reckon they will all be the same)

My opinion still hasnt changed and my mark out of 10 would be 4 (thats with bonus marks for updating the teams when you go online)

Please can I make it clear though that this is just my point of view and some people may really enjoy it (as brfcjon above seems to)

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I will say though that it is far too easy. went straight to hardest dif and basically havent lost in 3 career seasons with rovers. And its pretty hard to make money even though you win everything. nothing but ad money for winning=(

so its a 7 because it iasnt fun to play for a longer period. Although it would be fun aganst some friends over beer and pizza...

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I will say though that it is far too easy. went straight to hardest dif and basically havent lost in 3 career seasons with rovers. And its pretty hard to make money even though you win everything. nothing but ad money for winning=(

so its a 7 because it iasnt fun to play for a longer period. Although it would be fun aganst some friends over beer and pizza...

You've played 3 career seasons and it's only been out for a couple of weeks!!! That is dedication.

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