When you take free kicks or corners in most soccer games, an arrow will indicate the
direction and trajectory the ball will roughly goes, but theres no such arrow in
FAPLS! With this missing feature, taking a free kick or a corner is more or less a very,
very rough guess!
"Its just like
wearing an eye patch over one eye, judging distance and trajectory is greatly
No arrow to guide sure is difficult!
Its just like wearing an eye patch
over one eye, judging distance and trajectory is greatly compromised. I dont know
how many times David Beckham has skied the shot in my game! It is also more difficult to
perform headers, first time volleys or kicks. I was playing a two player cooperative game
just now and let me tell you, its weird. When theres a loose ball, both
players we were controlling suddenly came under computer control and ran towards the ball
on their own, even when we violently pushed the gamepads the other way!
Yellow Card - Don't you hate'em!
Plus, some of the physics in the game are
suspicious. For example I can head the ball from the halfway line and it might end
up in the stands behind the goalkeeper. Overall, I feel that the game control is one of
the important aspect that EA Sports should really need to look in. After a short while,
youll find that the control over the players in FIFA 99 are much better and more
responsive than FAPLS.
This is a good game, no doubt about it.
The gameplay has been improved in almost all areas. The STARS system totally rocks and so
does the inclusion of the power bar. All it needs now is a patch to fix the poor physics
and the graphical glitches. Either that or wait for FIFA 2000 and hope that they address
the problems encountered here.