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Fifa 2008 for x-box and playstation 3

Every game system has its own idiosyncrasies and ways of playing. Not every game developed for an X-box will play the same way as one for a Playstation 3 or GameCube, or Wii. This makes it challenging for someone who is not used to a certain gaming to learn how to play with their friends. FIFA 2008 is no exception.

The popular soccer game has been released for both the X-box 360 and Playstation 3 game systems. The game play was specifically engineered for these two systems and includes animation and ball control very close to what a player would experience in real life. The shooting of the ball to the goal is carefully controlled and precise, allowing the player to hone their skills and become marksmen at it. The 2008 version introduces the interactive leagues, allowing players to be go online and show off they team as well as play against others. There are 620 licensed teams, thirty leagues, and more than 15,000 players.

According to reviews there is very little difference between the X-box platform and the Playstation 3. There is, however, a difference between the Playstation 2 version and the 2008 version in that there are less real stadiums offered in the newer game. Of course, the usual difference of superior graphics still remains, making the player actually feel as if they are there. This time, instead of the X-box being the winner, the Playstation 3 version is with crisper graphics and more vibrant colour, although this is still a point of contention with gamers.

An interesting note is that as players are waiting for their game to load, they can practice a pitch, giving them something to do in that short time frame that wasn’t there before. Some reviewers claim that the X-box controllers are ‘soft’ and not as fast as the Playstation 3. Of course, this could also just be a matter of preference.

With the graphics being the biggest complaint – some of the graphics look ‘jagged’ on the Playstation 3 – there is very little information on the actual game play itself. According to the many sites available, game controls and order of play for both systems are the same, which is a bit of an oxymoron since the system’s controllers are quite different. If the graphics is the only real big complaint gamers have about this game, then which system it is played on comes down to the individual playing the game. There will always be pros and cons to each and personal preference will win out.


January 8, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Euro 2008

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