The F.A. Premier League Stars (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (3 votes) 3.5

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Mega Fun (Sep, 1999)
Gleich zu Beginn muss bemerkt werden, dass EAs neustes Produkt kein FIFA-Abklatsch ist. Technisch bietet man zwar die gewohnt hervorragende Präsentation, dies alleine würde einen Kauf allerdings nicht rechtfertigen, zumal FIFA 2000 schon fast in den Startlöchern steht. Das System der Starverteilung aber birgt unheimlich viel Motivationspotential, welches immer zu weiteren Kicks einlädt. Einsteiger sollten wegen des höheren Schwierigkeitsgrades dennoch eher zu den FIFA-Produkten greifen.
I've already mentioned most of the annoying glitches with the visuals but are there any bugs in the gameplay? The star rating is a tremendous idea but only works if you distribute star points evenly. I loaded every single star onto my lone strikers shooting and speed attributes, picked the ball up on the half-way line and he scored TEN solo goals in a four minute match. This destroys the competitiveness. A less energetic way to win the game is to score a goal and then make your defence pass back and forth until the clock runs down. I also noticed a slight slow-down when the opposition were about to score. To most kids winning is everything therefore they will probably love this. The grown up's had best wait for FIFA 2000.
Video Games (Aug, 1999)
Bundesliga 2000 steht qualitätsmäßig weit hinter dem hauseigenen FIFA ‘99. Auch an Nationalspielern wie Konamis International Superstar Soccer oder Eidos‘ UEFA Champions League kommt man nicht heran. Bevor EA sich hiermit fußballmäßig ein zweites Standbein aufbauen kann, muß allen Bereichen vom Gameplay (hakelig, zu wenig Moves) über die Grafik (klobige Spieler), Sound (blecherne Fan-Gesänge) und den Ladezeiten (40 Sekunden für ein Match!) bis hin zum benutzerfeindlichen Menü-Design (mal kommt man mit Dreieck, mal mit R1, dann wieder mit Start oder R2 weiter) Feintuning betrieben werden - sprich, man startet besser erst mal als Vertragsamateur. Ab Bundesligastars 2002 kann man diese Reihe wohl erst richtig ernst nehmen.
NowGamer (Aug 13, 1999)
It’s very well presented though, and has some fine commentary from the Sky Sports lads. But it’s just too hard to buildup your team stats, and you’ll probably get pig-sick of trying once the tedious gameplay gets its claws into you. If it was smoother and more enjoyable to play like ISS Pro ’98, then you’d gladly persevere, but not with this craggy old engine. Our advice is to steer clear and wait for FIFA 2000, which should be a league apart from this when it arrives.