Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is, without a doubt, the one sport which is passionately followed all around the world. Football gaming apps have been on the market for a while with the purpose being to capture the enormous number of football fans all over the globe. If you want to play a simplistic football simulation game then World Soccer Games 2014 Cup is probably not that bad an app, to begin with.
World Soccer Games 2014 Cup's best feature has to be its simplistic design and how easy it is to get started with a football game in the app. As soon as you would launch the app, the app only gives you the option of starting the match. There is no other option available other than an ad at the right side of the screen.
The game itself has a very interesting gameplay, to say the least. There are three buttons given to control the players and attack or defend. The button on the left is for controlling the direction of the players. There are four arrows present on the button that controls direction so that the players can move in all four directions. Other than this, there are two buttons on the right of the screen. One button is 'A' and the other button is 'B'. A is for passing the ball if your player has possession while it is also for defending against the opposition if the ball is in the possession of the opposition player. B is for attacking against the possession if the ball is in the possession of your team's player. The button normally works only when the player is close to the goal of shooting the ball towards the goal.
The opposition player starts the game all the time. You have to defend, to begin with and once you get possession of the ball, you can start attacking and try to win the game. There is no time limit for the match itself. Once you start the match, it is up to you to decide the exact time of the match.
The gameplay is very frustrating. Even though it's simple, the controls sometimes simply don't work. Sometimes, you want the player to go left and it keeps on running in the forward direction. You cannot control the selection of the player who should defend against the opposition and this is another gaping hole in the overall gameplay. The defense and attack options are also bizarre too. The players hardly challenge for the ball and pass the ball without any real sense of direction or speed as well. Therefore, even when you will get the possession of the ball, it is extremely difficult to continuously have possession. The shooting is mostly directionless as well and the pace of the shot can't be controlled as well.
The only way to stop the control is through your mobile's own back button as there is no button within the game to even pause the game. The app overall looks undercooked and needs more features to become appealing to the masses.
- Simplistic design
- Very easy to use
- Three main controls for playing the game
- Easy on the eye graphics
World Soccer Games 2014 Cup is a football game which can keep you entertained for a while. Nice graphics, simple controls, and an extremely friendly user interface are hallmarks of the game. However, with very little options and frustrating gameplay, its only recommended for people who have played most of the other football games on their phones.