Volley Soccer Review: It’s like the French Soccer Team

The World Cup is almost ending (well, sort of), and I’ve been in a craze finding some new soccer games to play around with.  Even though I didn’t exactly enjoy FIFA 10 or X2 Soccer 2010, I redownloaded them on phone just for the heck of it; because it’s the World Cup.

So when the opportunity to play Volley Soccer came along, I said sure, with a bit of ignorance involved somewhere in this story.  As I was playing with Volley Soccer, I can’t help but feel the repetitiveness, simpleness, and overall lack of a good game.

Likes

OpenFeint: I love OpenFeint, and the achievements in this game are well-awarding.

Dislikes

Easy: Each difficulty is the same, no matter how you put it.  It seems like the developed but in difficulty level buttons just for the heck of it, but in reality, there’s only one difficulty.  I tried both the easy and hard difficulty levels only to find that they were both the same.

Variety: It’s either a bicycle kick, chest then kick, or a normal, soccer kick.  Other than that, there’s nothing else to it other than timing your shot correctly.  It’s not that difficult to do, and I’ve been able to score 20/20 every single time on the “hard” difficulty level.

Artwork and design: The menu was a bit clunky, and the character models were all shaded in weird.  The grass looked fake, and everything just looked so plastic-y.  If that’s the look the developers were going for, I don’t like it at all.

As you can see, there’s a lot to dislike about Volley Soccer.  If you’ve been looking for a nice, casual soccer experience on the iPhone to go alongside watching the World Cup, then you surely won’t find it here.  If you just want some easy OpenFeint points, then this is one to look at.

Volley Soccer was developed by White Room Games, and I played through version 1.0 on my iPhone 3GS.  The price is $0.99.


About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

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