Team Selection and Style of Play
feature about FIFA games is that they all include most
of the major leagues. The reason I say Ďmostí is because
up till now, the American MLS was not included. This
is great news for American fans of the series. The inclusion
of ĎClassic Teamsí like Man Utd 1968 and Italy 1982
adds another dimension to the replay value of the game.
All in all, there are 15 leagues, 40 international teams
and 42 Classic teams. EA Sports claims 800 plus teams!
Thatís a whole lot of football!
is the first time in a football game that Iíve fully
utilized my whole squad of players. I donít know why,
but in the other games, I never liked the idea of changing
my team between matches as I always put out my strongest
side. However, in FIFA 2000, Iíve switched my players
around so many times that I feel like a real manager,
worrying about the smallest details. Sometimes you may
wish to leave your star striker on the bench so that
he wonít get injured in the course of an inconsequential
match. This is more important than it seems, especially
if the next match is a crucial tie.
it will never be mistaken for any of the Championship
Manager games, there are enough options to make the
team play the way you want it to be. Apart from the
usual formation change, you can even choose your style
of play. Do you prefer short, direct passing or long
balls? Do you want your team to soak the pressure and
play on the counter-attack or to pressure the opponents
into giving the ball to you? Every team has itís own
style of play and most of the time, EA Sports got it
right in the team modelling. You can also determine
how good a player is by adjusting his stats like speed,
shot accuracy and tackling. The transfer system is simple
and allows transfers between eras as well, which means
buying a player belonging to a Classic team just for
the fun of it!
how long is the game?