Winning Eleven 10 will inevitably be released next
year, you could quite literally play #9 for years
without ever being bored. by
10, 2006 - World
Soccer Winning Eleven 9, this is easily one of the
best soccer games ever produced. It's better than
last year's version and it's even better than last
year's FIFA. That's not to say that FIFA won't come
out with an amazing game that could blow this one
away since soccer games have been steadily improving,
but for now, World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 takes the
to playing soccer games every year it's sometimes
difficult to appreciate just how far they've come.
From virtually one-dimensional perspectives, with
characters that looked like the aliens from Space
Invaders, we now have multiple camera angles zooming
and sweeping a field which is filled with realistic
looking players sporting incredibly smooth animation.
Today's games rival a live televised broadcast. With
tons of modes, deep controls and multi-player features,
you could play these games for months if not years.
not revolutionary, World Soccer 9, is definitely the
most refined version in the series. The controls are
more responsive and as a result you will actually
use less combinations of buttons and the sticks to
make your moves. Most of the action will require the
use of the Left analog stick which is tighter and
more responsive than ever. Moving it around you will
be able to pull off quick turns and side steps. You
can also access more fancy moves with the shoulder
button and Right stick but these moves feel more at
home in an arcade game and not something you would
feel compelled to use in such a realistic game - unless
you really want to show off.
there is one single reason to own this game it's because
of the online modes. Not to take away anything from
the Training, Career, Quick Match, Edit and Custom
League modes but this is the first time that an online
mode has been available for World Soccer 9. It's definitely
worth checking out since you'll be able to play against
another human at virtually any time day or night.
more licenses than ever before, World Soccer 9 still
requires the Edit mode since many of the teams are
composed of generic players wearing generic uniforms
and sporting inaccurate stats. You can change things
with the Edit mode to get your favorite team up and
running by inputting the correct information. Some
of the new teams include the Rangers, Chelsea, Celtic,
Kiev and Arsenal.
of your time is going to be spent in the Career and
online modes. In career mode you manage a team for
an entire season, making decisions that will affect
not only the team's performance but your leadership
qualities. You can start the season with the real
players which will give you an advantage at the beginning
and allow you to win some games and earn some money.
You'll need money to pay wages and if you have some
star players on your team, they are going to cost
you. At the same time, some of these star players
may be past their prime and they will start going
downhill on you late in the season. Younger players
will accumulate experience points when you let them
on the field but they can be weak and cost you games.
If you wind up with no money to pay your players at
the end of the season, your game is instantly over.