Real Soccer 2011 Review
- Neat ball-juggling controls.
- Constantly updated player database.
- Crisp high-definition graphics.
- No online multiplayer! Dull AI opponents.
Real Soccer 2011 doesn't add much more than graphical advancements to its football franchise and while that may be enough for some it's a hard sell to those who already own earlier World Cup games from this year.
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Real Soccer (or Football for those of us in normal countries) 2011 is this years update to Gameloft's sports franchise and much like the other Real 2011 titles this one attempts to take full advantage of the new graphical capabilities on offer in new iDevices.
But we'll get to the graphics in a bit as first and foremost the game needs to be playable before graphics concern us. In particular this title has opted for some interesting changes in the control scheme and players will need to get used to a unique combination of tap, hold and drag moves to perform advanced maneuvers. This can take considerable amount of time to get used to and in the heat of the moment it's easy to mess things up like performing a lob pass instead of a goal cross.
However this may also be a result of being distracted by the game's visuals that are simply stunning to see on a Retina display. While players aren't rendered in detail, they're a marked improvement over RS10 and their only shortcoming is a lack of smooth animation blending, occasionally resulting in some odd popping and juddering.
The usual selection of modes are available, including exhibition, team management and following a solo star, but the removal of online play seems like an odd choice, leaving players with only local Wifi and Bluetooth options in this release. Real Soccer (Football) 2011 doesn't revolutionize the sport for video games, but for those starving for more content it's not a bad addition to the collection.
DescriptionWe’ve brought the game to an all-new playing field for the most realistic soccer experience ever on iPhone. Prepare for totally new graphics and animations that will impress even long-time fans of the series. This is your chance to be a Real Soccer champion, just like David Villa, in the most exciting sports simulation to date. Acclaimed by the press last year as the soccer game to beat:
“Real Soccer is a great game…a more fast-paced and streamlined experience than its rivals.” – Slide To Play (4/4)
"Real Soccer comes highly recommended to newcomers and diehard soccer fans alike." - AppModo
"Arguably one of the best iPhone games released this year, and certainly the best sports game" - MacWorld (4.5/5)
A NEW VISUAL APPROACH
The revamped graphics push the definition of “life-like” and motion capture technology has allowed us to create the most fluid player animations based on movements of pro soccer players.
RELIVE SOCCER HISTORY
Jump into soccer’s most exciting moments with a History mode that lets you alter the course of the game’s most epic matches. Can you change the result of the last European Clubs Cup?
EVEN MORE TEAMS
The game’s depth has been pushed even further than before by including a whopping 14 leagues and 350 teams, plus the official licenses for FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and the Spanish national team.
It also includes the names of real players thanks to the FIFPro license. Find your favorite players in leagues such as the English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian and Argentine leagues, plus national teams like Brazil, Argentina, England, Italy, Portugal and France.
ALL YOUR FAVORITE MODES
Manage your team like a coach and lead them on the field throughout the season in Club Master.
Step into the spotlight and control the life of a single player in Enter the Legend.
Challenge your friends to epic matches in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Multiplayer.
SEE THE ACTION LIKE ON TV
Dynamic camera angles, coach reactions, player celebrations and more make every minute of gameplay feel like you’re watching the match live!
SHOW YOUR STUFF ON YOUTUBE
Made an amazing goal? Somehow dribbled your way around three defenders? Show everyone! Upload your favorite replays directly to YouTube and forever bask in your glory.
ONLINE PLAYERBASE UPDATES
Keep your game up-to-date with all the most recent player transfers and lineup changes thanks to regular online updates.
SOCCER NEWS ON-DEMAND
Access official soccer news feeds right from the game menu and never miss the scores while playing your own games.
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