Average User Score: 7.3May 27, 2011First Touch Soccer is a significant step forward for X2 Games. The previous offering, X2 Football, was already one of the better iOS soccer games available, but had some real shortcomings in terms of graphics quality, the level of challenge (i.e. it was too easy) and Dream Team mode. First Touch shows improvement in all three of those areas.
Gameplay in First Touch is intuitive, engaging and challenging. The enjoyment factor starts high, and stays high over time as there are a wide variety of competitions to beat, and a multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and strangers.
The game does have some ragged edges though. First and foremost are stability problems. Simply put, the game crashes a lot. Usually at the beginning of a game, but also sometimes at half-time, or during the action. This is a very frustrating experience. Additionally, Dream Team mode, which allows you to start with a relatively weak team and earn tokens with which you can buy players and gradually improve the quality of your team, has gone from far too easy in the X2 version, to too difficult in the First Touch version. Maybe this strategy is intended to extend the length of time it takes to "beat" the Dream Team portion of the game, but at the outset, it is again very frustrating.
Overall, with the expectation that future updates will address the stability/crash issues, I think this is a great game, and recommend it highly.… Expand