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FIFA Soccer 2003 is such a tremendous effort that any gripes about features can be forgiven. This is a high watermark for the series that warrants an immediate purchase.
This is a terrific game on this platform. EASports has nailed virtually every aspect of this game. The AI may not be as tough or evolving as it could be (teams tend to hang back rather than play for the offsides against aggressive offenses), but that aside, this game is a wonderful soccer game.
The playing field itself is textured nicely, but not as good as I hoped for it to be. Though, if there is one thing that really impressed me with the GameCube version of Fifa 2003, it would have to be the flares that light up in the stands. These flares really add to the atmosphere of the game, something which, from my past experience, cannot be found in the Playstation 2 version of Fifa 2003. Overall, Fifa 2003 is a good looking game of soccer, though there are some unfortunate drawbacks, such as the framerate stuttering in a few rare instances, but when looking at the big picture you ignore these drawbacks.
FIFA 2003 is the best soccer simulation on the GameCube to date. The game's speed and gameplay mechanics encourage you to play a realistic game of soccer, which may turn off those looking for a faster-paced game. It's worth noting that FIFA 2003 includes an arcade option that you can select before jumping into a game, but you still have to make use of a fair amount of strategy to score. Either way, no soccer fan should hesitate to buy FIFA 2003.
Glückwunsch EA! Endlich gibt es auch auf dem GameCube ein erstklassiges Fußballspiel. Von der ersten Minute an könnt Ihr in ein herrlich inszeniertes Spektakel mit markigen Fan-Gesängen, berauschendem Jubel und für das Genre vorbildlichen Kommentaren abtauchen. Optisch tut sich allerdings nicht viel zur PS2-Fassung und der Xbox ist man aufgrund der fehlenden Schärfe und längerer Ladezeiten unterlegen. Richtig Frust lassen allerdings die 54 Blöcke Speicherplatz aufkommen, die mich zum Kauf einer neuen Memory-Card verpflichten! Deshalb ziehen wir einen Prozentpunkt in der Gesamtwertung ab. Trotzdem: Auf dem Platz sorgen dafür eine intuitive Steuerung und lebensechte Animationen für Spielspaß. Nur kleine Schnitzer im Spielablauf verwehren EAs virtuellem Kick den Award. Aber was soll`s? FIFA 2003 ist die Nr.1 auf dem GameCube!
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Fifa a su faire sa révolution. Cette édition 2003 ravira sans aucun doute les fans de foot autant que les joueurs occasionnels par sa richesse et ses ambiances.
Evidemment un excellent titre comme nous y a habitué E.A avec sa série FIFA. Une fois encore l'évolution est présente avec un jeu qui s'oriente davantage vers la simulation. Bref, une valeur sûre en matière de jeux de foot sur consoles et que les amateurs du genre auront tout intérêt à se procurer.
Even with its few shortcomings, and even if you own every other edition of FIFA Soccer, it's just tough not to recommend this one. There's so much fun to be had in such a realistic game in a great package that even non-soccer fans would be hard-pressed to complain too much.
After capitalizing on this summer's World Cup fever with 2002 FIFA World Cup, EA is once again back on GameCube with the true sequel to last year's FIFA 2002. More than just a graphical and roster update, EA's third GameCube soccer game arrives with more modes, more leagues, and completely "remixed" controls. Along with better ball physics and a new C Stick control system, FIFA Soccer 2003 brings with it thousands of real players and hundreds of international and club teams -- but there a few issues here and there that left us wishing a regular FIFA game and the World Cup edition could somehow merge into one, all-powerful soccer title.
Het is zeker geen Pro Evolution Soccer 2, maar deze nieuwe FIFA-editie toont wel aan dat ze bij EA eindelijk door beginnen te krijgen hoe voetbal gespeeld dient te worden.
This game can entertain for hours alone, but shines even more when you put yoruself up against a friend/flatmate/co-worker. The inane pleasure of side-stepping his/her defense, booting the ball directly into the goal-keepers face and scoring off the rebound. All in all a much better football game than EA Sports have ever released and may be in the running to be the best soccer game of 2002/2003. Well, that is until the next FIFA game.
All things considered, yes, this is the best FIFA game yet. It’s immediately apparent that EA have done a lot of things right this time around. Besides having created a game that looks and sounds great, they’ve revamped a lot the gameplay mechanics and added a few interesting and innovative features as well. However, the game is still haunted by many of the problems of its predecessors: predictable AI, unresponsive controls, and limited variation in the gameplay. Overall, the developers seem to have put more emphasis on the presentation than on creating a deep and immersive gameplay experience. Oh well, maybe next year...
With practice (all of which has to be done during matches as there's no practice mode in which to learn the new controls) you will manage to string some passes together and create some decent moves, but it's never as slick or instinctive as certain other football games. Sadly for GameCube owners, they're on other consoles and as such this is the best football game game available on the Nintendo machine…