The 3 stars reflect my occasional indifferance to the game. I was drip fed fifa from an early age and played or bought every edition until pro evolution soccer 5 opened up a whole new world of football gaming.
The latest edition reflects the feeling i had in making the switch in that it lulls you in with promises of lifelike football and beautiful dynamics and then hits you with a sucker punch of questionable AI at the most infuriating of times and strange team names.
The plus points?
Well, i think anyone vaguely awake to football games will be able to rhyme these off, cracking graphics, amazing gameplay, all the skills individual to various top stars like kaka, ronaldinho ronaldo et al, and these alone make it an cracker.
The minus points?
Sadly, there is one great thorn in the side i've found with this game and that is the occasional crazy decisions the computer makes for your players, be it a defender running to attack when adriano is baring down on goal, or the through pass targeting a player far away from where you thought you'd asked it too.
The other noticable minus points are the constant absence of the championship that seems to be a massively popular request (i really wouldn't mind West Lancashire Whites (Preston) etc) and of course the lack of english licenses yet again, and perhaps the biggest disappointment with this edition? The crazy absence of the ability to edit or transfer players.
Don't get me wrong, football games are always going to be fifa vs pro evo, and for the match engine pro evo has and maybe always will be the most favoured. However, there are still one or two thorns that need to be removed from the lions paw, if they where and are, then pro evolution soccer 7 may well spell an end for the fifa franchise