Released last week under the shadow of Blast Corps, FIFA 17 (Fifa Ultimate Team ) may be one of the most overlooked games on the N64 platform. This game has a huge amount of replay potential with the FUT 17 and the American, British, French, Italian, and German leagues all present. Other features of FUT 17 include play by play and color commentating by John Motson, 4 player ability, instant replay, and free floating cameras.
Upon first view, FUT 17 is indeed spectacular. The music is on par with that of KI2, and the graphics of the intro are very photo realistic. The game offers 3 modes of play and half lengths from 2 minutes to 45 minutes.
The game itself is simply stupendous. The graphics are very realistic by polygon standards, and the action is very realistic. The play by play can get a bit repetitive, but in all is a welcome addition (especially on a cart). The computer AI is very good ranging from fairly easy to playing vs. Ronaldo himself. The crowd chants add even more to the realism.
Of all, the best feature is the free cam of the instant replay. The is nothing more gratifying that watching your wingman score a goal, over and over again from every angle. Also, a nice inclusion is the use of the arrow buttons to make crowd sounds after goals…”goaaaaaaaaaaal!
The rest of the world is, but the Americans are all fictitious.
The game FIFA 17 isn’t perfect though. The control is a tad sluggish, and powering up shots is inconvenient, but necessary. It would also be nice if the saves didn’t take up as much room as they do. And for some reason, probably do to lisencing, the American players are not present.
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