X360 Friday, April 21, 2006 | 7:20 PM

Kick-ass videos of Love Football

Kick-ass videos of Love Football

And then I mean kick, as in soccer. Cause this looks and sounds awesome. Graphically, it may fail to impress (but it's still better than before) - but they got it going on. They are serious. The concept with third-person-soccer is a couple years old, but it's still much more revolutionary that anyone in the football genre has pulled of in the last 5 years. This could be exactly what we need - to get EA to understand that graphics isn't the only thing we want, and to get Konami to understand that graphics is ONE of the things we want. Love Football would be a third person Sensible Soccer, I would say - and that means, it could later on in the series become a classic. Oh, and, don't forget - all the old videos are played with novice difficulty, so that should explain some of the easy goals in the videos.

Gameplay #1
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Gameplay #2
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All comments

Commented on 2006-04-21 19:46:37
This game make me laugh.
Commented on 2006-04-21 19:55:43
I didn't know that you played this game as a single player in the team. Seems pretty fun. While the graphics might not be the best they work. What they should definitively work on are the animations.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:09:31 In reply to Aurahead
Posted by Aurahead
This game make me laugh.
Hey, it's not THAT bad. I mean, we shouldn't expect an AAA title as Namcos first next-gen footy game, but at least they are TRYING to do something new. Frame City Killer may not look that promising, but a Japanese crew using Unreal Engine is quite cool. There are not that many Japanese free-roaming games out there.

Yeah, absolutely - they have some stuff to work on. But it looks quite promising, and an eventual Love Football 2 could be really nice,when they've learned of their misstakes. And the graphics has evolved quite much during the last couple of months.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:11:46
Are they trying to make it look bad even in videos? Showing the player running straight through defensive lines and scoring terrible goals is hardly encouraging. It doesn't seem to play a decent game of football at all.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:15:26
whine whine whine...

I prefer the camera angle on this to Fifa..
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:37:49
the camera angle is about the only thing looking good, and that's bad...
Commented on 2006-04-21 22:05:54
i hope they are playing it on super easy level........
hate it when its to easy to score...
Commented on 2006-04-21 23:21:55
Imagine playing this game online with, and against 21 other gamers(or maybe 19 since being a goalie in this game is probably very boring).
That could be pretty cool!
Commented on 2006-04-22 00:51:04
Ok, so Manager has been smokin some weed.
Commented on 2006-04-22 01:08:26
Sensible soccer's simplicity was it's master stroke.
To also have a view of most of the field allowed for a tactical game.
This seems a bit 'boxed in', IMO.
Commented on 2006-04-22 02:27:16
Simply awesome animation, especially considering the close camera. The last goal of the second video in perticular, the fluidity of the animation is superb. Nothing ever 'pops' and players don't slide like so many other games. The ball always connects perfectly with the players feet.
I couldn't help but feel excited and go 'wow' at some of the more impressive goals in these videos. All simply because of the 3rd person camera.
Commented on 2006-04-22 02:39:55
a new twist, i like it. looks like it'll be a nice arcade footy game.
Commented on 2006-04-22 04:05:02
i kinda liked the vids

though, i aint into soccer games :(

thats prolly why lol!!!
Commented on 2006-04-22 04:06:37 In reply to Graham
Posted by Graham
Simply awesome animation, especially considering the close camera. The last goal of the second video in perticular, the fluidity of the animation is superb. Nothing ever 'pops' and players don't slide like so many other games. The ball always connects perfectly with the players feet.
My thoughts exactly.
Looks pretty fun :)
Commented on 2006-04-22 05:27:45
Wow, excellent aimations, and the choice of a "libero grande" gameplay promises to be interesting. I say YES.
Commented on 2006-04-22 05:31:31
finially a good soccer game!!! i knew this one had promise. since day 1.
Commented on 2006-04-22 05:48:05
Sheesh I remember XBOXYDE was ranting about the graphics of this game on and on and on...
Commented on 2006-04-23 06:16:46 In reply to wuffyx
Only fools never change their minds.

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