X360 Wednesday, June 7, 2006 | 9:12 AM

The first 10 minutes: Love Football demo

The first 10 minutes: Love Football demo

Some of the most curious people out there have certainly noticed that a demo of Love Football has appeared on the japanese Live Marketplace. Unfortunately, and I think that's a first, this demo will only work on a japanese 360 so if you downloaded it you have lost a lot of time and bandwidth for nothing. Anyway, I have the chance to own such a system so I've captured this video of the demo. I've been rather pleasantly surprised by the game. Not that it's great, but I had extremely low expectations. The gameplay isn't bad and controlling only one player certainly changes everything compared to PES or Fifa. It's too bad the graphics are really average, to say the least, and that the animation could have used some more work.



The videos have been captured at 60 fps, so the 720p version requires a very powerful computer to play back smoothly. Also I used a new encoding method that allowed me to get a less "blurry" image than usual.

The first 10 minutes: Love Football demo
Download: AVI HD
The first 10 minutes: Love Football demo
Download: AVI

All comments

Commented on 2006-06-07 11:16:39
Wow these people don't joke, locking out other regions on purpose.
Commented on 2006-06-07 11:27:55
lol^^

~Its not bad looking but the gameplay looks shoddy
Commented on 2006-06-07 12:12:10 In reply to ZeroEx
Posted by ZeroEx
Wow these people don't joke, locking out other regions on purpose.
Yeah, I hope this doesn't become common practise, otherwise I can just delete my US and Japanese XBL accounts again..
Commented on 2006-06-07 12:26:18
Wow, it looks like they got the "school playground AI" down to an art. How much bloody space do they want to give the attackers? A game where you control one player out of eleven needs to have amazing AI for your team-mates or it becomes a tedious mess.

Also Japan need to fire their kitman, it looks like he stored the kit in a laundry basket.
Commented on 2006-06-07 15:16:32
who develops this game?
Commented on 2006-06-07 15:30:26 In reply to abetherave
Namco.
Commented on 2006-06-07 16:14:22
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Commented on 2006-06-07 18:24:33
Love Football folows in the proud tradition of many other Japanese Xbox 360 games with ununoressive last-gen graphics. I get the distinct impression that Japanese game companies save their top programming teams for the PS3 and let the third rate teams work on Xbox 360 games. Exceptions to this rule are Namco and Team Ninja (and of course the MS published titles). Everything else looks like crap.
Commented on 2006-06-07 21:32:50
I'm dissapointed that this is only a demo for the Japanese systems. Especially when you consider that there aren't that many 360's sold in Japan. :s
Commented on 2006-06-07 23:35:46 In reply to ymmv
Posted by ymmv
Love Football folows in the proud tradition of many other Japanese Xbox 360 games with ununoressive last-gen graphics. I get the distinct impression that Japanese game companies save their top programming teams for the PS3 and let the third rate teams work on Xbox 360 games. Exceptions to this rule are Namco and Team Ninja (and of course the MS published titles). Everything else looks like crap.
uhhh... Namco? Frame City Killer? This game :p
Commented on 2006-06-08 00:15:54
Oops, I meant Capcom instead of Namco.... Namco is an example of a Japanese company that doesn't give any love to Xbox 360 owners. Capcom is in a whole different class with upcoming games like Dead Rising and especially Lost Planet. That demo was really excellent.
Commented on 2006-06-08 05:39:51
looks better than the last video i saw of it.i hope they do more on the gfx part
Commented on 2006-06-08 13:47:30
Namco haven't exactly shown anything on the PS3 that goes along with the "sabotage" theory, it just genuinely seems like some companies are being caught out by the generation switch.
Commented on 2006-06-08 14:29:45
This is why they are afraid of Xbox360
because of developer cant handle and make a good game.
Commented on 2006-06-12 00:15:33
i think the animations in this game look better than in any other soccer game, especially since its closer up. but the graphic are a lil wierd, i'd stil like to play it...

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