FIFA Street for the PS3 is a fun, authentic street football game that realistically replicates the way the game is played in varied styles and unusual locations all over the world.
With FIFA Street for the PS3, EA is attempting to reboot their old franchise series FIFA street. And hey, we could all use more soccer games right? Plenty of people own more than one role playing, first person shooter, and other games right, why not more soccer games? EA delivers with FIFA Street, as it is not just a half hearted revamp but presents new addition to the FIFA series. It has an interesting career mode, a quite simple yet really effective control setup, and it's really a lot of fun to play with your friends!
Presentation is done well and EA gives you the ability to play in gyms and parks, on rooftops in Shanghai, or you could play in Paris, at the Notre Dame Cathedral! Many of the environments are vibrant and cool looking, but they lack that certain level of detail needed to really sell themselves. None of the stages are quite as inspiring as Wembley, but the different locations are not portrayed with just superficial changes, as each environment is very different from the next one. The dimension of pitches vary and the goal sizes differ as well, thus having an influence on the game itself, a great new touch that EA added into this game.
In FIFA Street the camera is locked, and there is no commentary, but instead you get to hear the shouts of your players calling instructions to each other. At times it can be weird hearing all the different players from around the world interacting with each other. This installment lacks the palpable atmosphere that FIFA 12 had, even though the game uses a lot of the same technology used in FIFA 12, making players move and react in similar ways. The artificial intelligence in FIFA Street can act a bit odd at times, but this is never really a problem.
The multiplayer is good in so much as the World Tour populates each region with local teams. You may run into teams or players that are local to you, how cool is that! To progress upwards and play in bigger and better venues you must win tournaments, and participate in many different match types. At first the World Tour can be a pain, because you may have mastered the games tricks, but in multiplayer the skill moves are not available to the inexperienced teams out there. You have to earn skill points from games to purchase different tricks. Winning games will also give you access to many different strips, so you can outfit your team to look how you wish.
FIFA Street is not as deep and complicated as FIFA 12, but it offers a new, fresh look to the franchise, and if you are a fan of football games, this game is a must get as, despite any drawbacks it may suffer from, it will bring you hours and hours of fun!