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ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002

ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002 by Konami ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002
by Konami

Platform: Xbox
ESRB Rating: Everyone
ASIN: B00005Y3ZY

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• Every detail of Major League Soccer at your control
• Diving headers, vicious slide tackles, and sprawling goalie saves
• ESPN graphics, effects, and commentary
• 500+ character animations
• 6 game play modes Product Description: Diving headers, vicious slide tackles, and sprawling goalie saves--every action-packed detail of Major League Soccer is under your control in ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002. The menus and interface feature ESPN graphics, effects, and commentary by Bob Ley and soccer legend Louis "Goooooooaaaaaal" Tapia. The game offers 500-plus character animations and 67 teams from which to choose, including 12 MLS teams, 53 international teams, and four MLS all-star teams. Six gameplay modes include MLS ExtraTime in Match, League, and Cup Scenario. Training includes free play, free kick, corner kick, and keeper training, as well as an option mode. The Goal Gallery enables you to record and store your most exciting goal-scoring scenes and replay them at any time. The create-a-player option enables gamers to build a player, determine his attributes, watch him get drafted as a free agent, and see him in action as a bona fide MLS all star.

Customer Reviews:
MLS Extra Time 2002, July 9, 2002
Reviewer: gk2k2 from New York, USA
Although you'll initially curse the rigid control system, ExtraTime soon comes together as an above average soccer game. It runs at a smooth 60 frames per second at all times, there's virtually no load time, and it's got a great set of modes and options. The objective-based Scenario Mode in particular adds a welcome dose of originality to the standard array of modes found in almost each and every soccer game. On the flipside, there are also a number of problems that keep this game from being a favorite. In-game strategy options aside, it's simply not as well-rounded a package as last year's FIFA, lacks key licenses, and plays nowhere near as well as Konami's other soccer offerings. Konami will always have a special place in the hearts of soccer fans in Europe and Japan -- I realize that the US is still a niche market for soccer games, but it would be nice if we could all get to play the same game next time around. Since Xbox owners didn't get the superior FIFA 2002, this is currently the only MLS game around -- so give it a look if EA's World Cup game isn't your cup of tea.

Soccer, Soccer, and MORE SOCCER!!!, May 7, 2002
Reviewer: Fawaz Al-Sayer from Kuwait
- With the 2002 World Cup Tournament just around the corner, it's no surprise that console soccer games are a dime a dozen right now. Since EA's got the official World Cup license locked up in the US, other sports game makers are trying their best to stand out and convince footie fans that their game is the one to get. The lineup is fairly clearly defined: SEGA's games cater to arcade gamers, FIFA skews more on the sim side, and Midway's RedCard falls somewhere in between. Konami, a football fan's favorite in both Europe and Japan, joins the fray with the US incarnation of its popular Winning Eleven franchise. But while Konami bestows Japanese and European players with new versions of Jikkyo World Soccer and ISS, American gamers essentially what looks like a version of last year's Winning Eleven -- but isn't nearly as much fun. Not a bad game, by any means, but a disappointment nonetheless considering Konami's high profile soccer releases in the past.

Great Game, April 18, 2002
Reviewer: ver0na from MI United States
This game is so much fun, it is very realistic too. I love soccer games and this is one im glad that I bought. If you have an XBOX do yourself a favor and add it to your collection of games. The Graphics are awesome, and you can be just about any international team. BUY IT!

This isn't worth your time or purchase, April 9, 2002
Reviewer: lumayam2 from Fairfax Station, Virginia United States
MLS Extratime offers the most up to date rosters for the MLS and more than enough International teams. What I find annoying is that the World Cup is just around the corner and although having all the real MLS players is nice, it doesn't have real international players for the rest of the teams. I like the MLS and all but the World Cup is soccer's premiere event and not to have the international players not accurately represent is a big minus

One thing MLS Extratime does have is decent controls. The players feel pretty responsive when controling them. The through pass is also done very well, just like in ISS 98 for the N64. The coaching options are nice and the control of the set pieces is done well. Too bad all these nice features are completely overlooked due to the most annoying player switching I have ever seen in a sports game. I would like to say that no sports game should have automatic switching of your players. Combined with manual switching makes even more frustrating. It's really annoying with you shoot a shot and it's blocked and instead of retaining control of your player it switches to some player not even in the run of play.

Graphic fortunately, this is an aspect of MLS Extratime 2002 that wasn't royally [messed] up. Although the player models aren't as good as EA's FIFA, MLS's face models are much more superior. The players really look very similar to the real life counterparts. The animation of the character is done pretty well and the stadium environments are better the EA's FIFA.

The Compute AI stinks in this game. I'm beating the computer defenders like they were drugged up before the game. Also it's so easy to score on the computer goalie. Just do the same move over and over again, cut in out and shoot, works every time. Pretty soon I was crushing the computer 10 to 0. I swear there's more scoring in this game than there is in hockey, which is not realistic. The game feels very arcade like because of this.

MLS Extra time may be presented like a real ESPN TV soccer match but in no way does it accurately depicts what goes on in a real soccer game. This is a great game if you don't care for realism in your soccer game.

somehow got worse after N64's ISS 98., April 7, 2002
Reviewer: Don McKinnon from St. Paul, MN United States
Bad news first: International Teams - they used to use fake names, now everything is fake - no real uniforms, players aren't based on anything real, and somehow the U.S. is the best international team.

Gameplay: no shoulder tackles like in ISS 98, the line-up menus are more difficult to navigate through, and the gameplay isn't as fast as it used to be.

Good news - if you're a big MLS fan - it has all the stadiums and players.

But, I like my international play, and hate EA's FIFA series. What am I to do?

After 2 hours, April 7, 2002
Reviewer: John J Munyan from Seattle, WA United States
I got this game yesterday and have played it for about 2 hours. It is my second game for my xbox. I haven't played any earlier versions of mls or anyother soccer game for that matter. In the two hours I have been playing the game I have scored one goal off a cornerkick. The amateur setting is pretty tough. In particular how the screen is displayed makes knowing where your guys are to pass to pretty difficutlt. I would guess about 70% of passes are done blindly (no matter what camera angle is chosen). Overall I find the game pretty entertaining, though I have a feeling it requires far more effort from a player than I wish to spend to become proficient. Maybe if you have some gaming skills the game is easier. Still I wish I could see more of the field at once so I could understand where my guys are. Still if you have to get your soccer fix this is the only way for 2 more weeks...Personally I am holding my breath for the david beckam game...

This game is not as bad as I previously thought, April 6, 2002
Reviewer: Emmanuel Cardichon from Brooklyn, New york United States
This agme is not as good as Fifa 99 or striker pro 2000 which I like very much. It is not a bad game either. I like it.I think it's worth the money.

Man I love Konami soccer, April 4, 2002
Reviewer: Balthazar Getty from Niwot, CO, USA
First off,I am a huge fan of the game of soccer (as you americans call it). I just bought an X-box and have been waiting for a good soccer game to be released. Since I have been living in the states, I have become a huge fan of the MLS. So I was very pleased to see this title. I played the last version on the PS2 and I liked it quite a bit. Konami has the best soccer simulation engine in the world, and I have enjoyed every ISS game they have made. This version is way better than what Konami put out last year. They fixed some of the problems, that just got in the way of fluid game play. I am dissapointed that there are no European teams, but eh the Latin America Clubs addition is a nice filler. There are no real names except for the MLS, but with the cool create a team and player mode I found it easy to get around that. This mode really is a shining point to the game. I am currently playing the 5-year franchise mode and this is another super cool addition. The only draw back is you can't simulate your games, you have to play all the way through. But that's minor. You can also play a variety of different cups. The scenario mode is also fun, but some of these are almost impossible in all-star mode. There's also a training mode, where you can practice your plays, one-twos and the like. There's even a coach who gives you small tips, this is a nice touch. The game play is great, and it will have me hooked for many hours to come. The multi-player battles are epic and make this game worthy of purchase alone. The biggest improvement form last years game has to be the sound. Last year did nothing for me... The stadium ambience is awesome. You can hear the players talking, there's also some good ambient sounds, all the sound FX are on the money and there's even a PA announcer who has some pretty funny things to say. The commentary is also awesome, I haven't gotten tired of it at all. Jack Edwards has great intensity and intelligent things to say. I don't understand a word Luis Tapia has to say, but I love hearing goaaallll! This is a great game and I recommend it to anyone who loves soccer. FIFA has nothing on this game. I give it a 9 out of 10.

i think... um.., April 1, 2002
Reviewer: LEE JOON MYUNG from Carson, CA United States
i was played winnig 11 (5ef) of japanese viseion so i hope that this game will be high perfomence motion into the game.
and winnig 6 will release april 25
now and that i'll purchase winnig 6 to that because i like football very much also, first xbox version of soccer game i look forward to great game from konami.

so,...when i received game go on a review. thanks.

This is so cool!, February 6, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer from Lumberport, WV USA)
I just got this game and I just cant stop.
The game is so cool and its on the XBOX.ITS THE

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