Excerpt: When it comes to football management on the move, your choices are pretty limited. I say limited, but I actually mean that this is basically it. Given the raft of absolutely dire titles that have hit the DS of late – Imagine: Dream Weddings, anyone?
Excerpt: Aldershot Town FC have always enjoyed -- or endured -- a turbulent existence. They’ve faced bankruptcy, illegitimate buy-outs perpetrated by teenage fraudsters who bluffed their way onto national television, and phoenix-esque revivals birthing a club managed by an ex-player with only three...
Conclusion: With Football Director DS, gamers are given total control to take on one of the most challenging jobs in the world! Pick up and play the game in five-minute chunks and over longer, season-conquering sessions.
Conclusion: With an open field in which to run, Football Director makes a sterling debut, gripping from the first whistle to the last kick. Though a lack of difficulty and positional diversity stops the title from becoming a true Premier league player.
Pros: Solidly designed interface, Captures the subject matter suitably, Can be very deep
Cons: Lack of position variety, Lack of difficulty once you've acquired a brilliant team
Excerpt: The football management genre is the perfect match for mobile gaming, particularly for those with a long commute. Considering how mainstream the Nintendo DS has become, it’s surprising EA and SEGA have not brought their football management games onto the system.
Conclusion: If it hasn’t been made clear to you by now, Football Director DS could be considered as more of a strategy game than a sports game, but a fun strategy game regardless. It will be curious to see how well this game performs commercially; if it does well, you’ll probably see it pave the way for many...