10:30 AM - February 21, 2005 by Steve_OS
AceGamez has posted the following reviews:
- FIFA 2005 (N-Gage - 9/10)
"If you're looking for an action-packed title for your N-Gage, you need look no further than FIFA 2005 - even if you're not a fan of football or sports games. You can go on for a quick match, challenge a medium match with friendly mode, or have a longer session with the deeper career mode and that's not to mention the competition mode, the unlockables and the multiplayer! In addition to all this, you can connect to N-Gage arena to upload instant replays and scores, although there is no multiplayer online option. If you enjoy rewarding gameplay, FIFA 2005 delivers like few others. I don't know how to spin a ball on my finger, I don't really know how to keep a ball in the air using my head and I still prefer not to dive across a goal at a speeding ball, but what I do know is that FIFA 2005 is goodness in the palm of your hand. Period."
- ESPN NBA 2K5 (Xbox - 8/10)
"Graphically the game is rather good. The courts are very detailed but more in an arcade style than anything else. The crowd also looks a little on the arcade side, with blurry bodies waving their hands in the air. Most of the time though, you'll be looking at the players more than anything - these are very detailed, right down to the individual muscles and the various stances they take as they move around the court, with or without the ball. It's also very easy to identify who has the ball, because of the nice green marker that appears below them and the camera centring on that player. Some sports games I have played prior to this haven't made much of a fuss about naming the character that has the ball/puck/flag, which makes it difficult for some people to see. With a cracking interface, ESPN's graphics really impressed me."
- ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2 - 8/10)
"ESPN NBA 2005 will appeal to all basketball and sports game fans. Even if you are used to the joys of NBA Street, this game will tide you over until the next one is released and for the price it really is a great purchase. There are many features here to keep you entertained while going solo but if you're looking for a multiplayer friendly game, ESPN doesn't really deliver. It's a quality game in every other respect but if you want something a little bit more daring and laidback, then you'd best hang on for NBA Street 3."