It’s also worth mentioning that the PSP version of FIFA 07 works in conjunction with the PS2 version. So, if you want to play FIFA 07 on your big screen TV when you’re at home, you can fire up the PS2 version. Then if you have to head out, but are desperate to continue your management campaign, you can load the whole thing onto your PSP and continue on the move. This type of integration has been seen before, in Sega’s OutRun for example, but we’re not seeing it enough in my opinion. Of course the obvious down side is that you will need to buy two copies of the game to take advantage of this feature, so you’re going to have to be very serious about your virtual footie.
The bottom line is that FIFA 07 is a great game. Whether you like the franchise, or whether you’re a Pro Evo addict that wouldn’t dare sully your hands with EA’s take on the beautiful game, FIFA 07 is definitely worth a look. I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed playing this game both online and in the management mode. And despite being fun initially, FIFA 07 just gets better the more you play it. It’s been a long time coming, but with 07, EA has got its FIFA series just about perfect.
After years of being an example of style over substance, FIFA has finally come of age. The integration of a management simulation into FIFA is a stroke of genius, although it’s something that EA should have done a long time ago. It’s the management angle that helps FIFA 07 rise above its predecessors, but the slick online play is also testament to EA’s efforts to improve the series. The PSP has been short of really good games of late, but if you’re a footie fan and own a PSP, FIFA 07 really is a must have title.