More Reviews
REVIEWS Titan Souls Review
Titan Souls isn't much like Dark Souls, but the Prepare to Die tagline still works.

StarDrive 2 Review
A 4X strategy game in space. Sounds like a perfect match, right?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Tales of Zestiria Preview
Oh boy, a new Tales Of game? Gosh, I hope it will be a high-fantasy anime-styled JRPG... that would be so unique.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Farming Simulator 15
Release date: 05/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Dragon Quest Heroes: It's Warriors, It's Action RPG, It's Tower Defense, It's Damn Fun [Hands-on Preview]
I'm not a fan of Warriors games, but I sure dig the hell out of this.

Bandai Namco Understands Niche Games Better Than Any Other Third-Party Publisher
Pac-Man, Dark Souls, F1 2015, and Naruto... any other publisher would just give up.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Old Before Their Time
By oblivion437
Posted on 04/13/15
Bloodborne's apparently successful launch (see note below) has yielded two interesting points, for me.  One is that it's being hailed as the PS4's savior (see note below) and the other is that it seems to have serious technical problems.  Conversations erupting around...

VR Soccer '96 Review

By:

06/04/04
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE  
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER VR Sports 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains No Descriptors

What do these ratings mean?

"We're in for a great game!"

Do you know what the most popular sport in the world is?? Well it's not football, at least not what we call football, it's soccer. And VR Soccer is the best video representation of the sport that you can buy. FIFA 96, and Goalstrom were both solid games, but they are blown out of the water by VR Soccer.

The game is played on a 3-D field, how it looks depends on which one of the six available camera angles you choose. Actually, the game includes what they call 'Virtual FieldVision' which lets you watch the action from any angle you like, including a first person perspective looking through the soccer player's eyes!

The players are all polygonal, and are amazingly detailed, right down to the numbers on the uniforms. The graphics are very well done, but not necessarily much better than other soccer games. However, the camera angles give it a definite edge over the competition.

Learning the control is basic if not a no brainier, and to top it all off the game has a training option to let you do drills. Other modes of play include friendly, league, and world cup modes. Players can choose from 44 international teams, each with their real players and statistics.

The players themselves are accurately represented by there skill level. For example, defensive players usually have better control of the ball while offensive players have faster speed. Some may criticize that the lack of complexity in the controls makes the game worse. I, on the other hand, like the simplicity of it. To steal the ball you don't have to press any buttons you simply run up to the player who has the ball.

On screen you have a radar to let you know how many players stand between you and the goal. And while your busy dodging the defense, your every move is accounted for by an authentic British commentator! He knows the names of all the players, and sounds like he might actually be announcing the game on the 'telly'. He adds some great realism to the game, but my only problem with him was his lack of enthusiasm when a goal was scored. The crowd noise is fabulous as they chant for there favorite team, and they increase their pitch if a goal is about to be scored.

Not to insult Goalstorm or FIFA 96, but if you like Soccer buy VR Soccer first, and rent the other two later!!

A- Revolution report card
  • Great control.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Realistic announcer.
  • Incredible camera!
  • Best soccer game on the PSX to date.
    Reviews by other members
    No member reviews for the game.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about VR Soccer '96


More On GameRevolution