I haven’t been interested in a simulation soccer video game since the last World Cup. And since South Africa is hosting the event next year, I have a fever to play. Thankfully, FIFA Soccer 10 on Wii satisfies that need with fluid controls, rich graphics, and an exaggerated amount of goals.
I’ve been playing the game over the last week and have yelled at the TV on many occasions alreadyâ€”in excitement not frustration. You can play with a classic controller, nunchuck, or remote only. I enjoy the classic controller, but shooting with a punch of the Wii remote is slightly more satisfying, although it requires a steeper learning cure.
Is the game better than Mario Strikers? Not as fun, no. But it’s a whole lot deeper, including manager modes and online multiplayer, so single players will likely get more out of this experience than they did with Strikers. And there are hundreds of teams to choose from, including nationals. So with exception to the bland soundtrack, I’m happy with the gameâ€”at least until EA releases FIFA World Cup 2010 next spring.
For a second opinion, check out IGN’s video review.