FIFA 09 - DS/DSi

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FIFA 09 (DS/DSi)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Electronic Arts Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 3 Oct 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Features: Wireless DS single card download play
Accessories: Wireless DS multi-card play


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The first thing you may notice about FIFA 09 is the presence - again - of Rooney and Ronaldinho on the cover. Okay, the Brazilian superstar is not wearing the red and blue of Barca this year, but it is a case of the same men in different poses. The good news is that Electronic Arts hasn't just dressed up its last football game in different kit. 2009's DS offering runs at 60 fps for starters, and that makes the game a whole lot more enjoyable than previous DS iterations.

The popular Be A Pro feature - introduced in FIFA 08 - has expanded to a career mode called Be A Pro: Seasons, where you can choose or create a player and then master a single outfield position over a four year period with the ultimate aim of becoming a soccer legend.

There are fully licensed leagues from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, as well as all the international teams you can think of, and some you may have overlooked. FIFA 09 on the DS not only includes the Be A Pro feature; it also has the unique Be A Pro camera that re-creates the rush and excitement of racing in on goal, designed exclusively for DS (and PSP, by the way).