Ik hou me totaal niet bezig met voetbalspellen, maar Fifa 99 ziet er toch wel erg vet uit (wat ik er op TV en in de magazines van gezien heb). PC Sports Gaming heeft er een review van.
Hier wat geziek over de grootte van de grasmat (als tegenwicht tegen al het positieve gedoe rond Fifa99):
The field is too small. This is probably my biggest complaint about the game. When I play NHL99 and NCAA 99, to use two EA examples, I distinctly feel like the players are modeled in correct proportion with the playing surface. Conversely, from RTWC through Fifa 99 I have been very aware of the fact that the soccer players and the ball look like they are about 30% too large. Graphically, the issue is very noticeable right at the kickoff. The center circle looks more like one on an indoor soccer pitch than an outdoor one. In terms of gameplay, this field size discrepancy impacts every aspect of the game. Clearances go from one end of the field to the other, headers travel from the goal box to midfield, and long passes often turn into shots and force saves from the goalie. Also, because of the small field, there can be no buildup to an offensive attack. There is not enough space to hold the ball for any length of time in the opponents half because as soon as a player crosses midfield he is almost in shooting range. As well as EA has done in modeling the players and the stadiums, one would think that they could accurately model the size of the soccer field in relation to the players and the play. This problem is very unfortunate and, more than anything else, serves to turn the game into one of direct passing and shooting rather than weighted passing into space and long runs.