Football management comes to the Nintendo DS! Football Director
8 July 2009
Excerpt: This review is for the Nintendo DS game, Football Director, published by Pinnacle. The game is a football management simulator, one of the few available for the DS. There have been many football management games available, but they usually work best on the PC, and haven’t usually translated as well onto other consoles.
Conclusion: Agreed. Have been waiting for ages for a management game for the ds, then one comes out in november and it doesn't even include the transfers that happened in june! What the hell? Game is ok but the fact that the teams are not updated has really spoilt the whole thing.
Conclusion: Ive waited and waited for a football manager game to come out on the ds, finally one does, and it is terrible, im really disapointed with it!! Just hope that more come out and learn from this, the ds is an ideal format for this type of game, just dont understand why more have not come out! Come on guys at the football manager team, bring it out on the ds please!!
Conclusion: I do agree with the other comments here. The game itself is quite good and results are pretty realistic. The flaws however are odd. I too loaned players but they didnt return to their clubs after the loan period ended? I also found losing money every week no matter what I did. Thirdly players skill levels seem to fluctuate ridiculously. One week my 17 yo striker had skill of 35, within a fortnight he shot up to 86 and his shooting was 99? G.Elito I think his name was.
Conclusion: It does exactly what it says on the tin. As it does not hold full rights you cannot complain about player names on teams. Holds some faults, but what game doesnt? A more worthwhile buy that football manager 08 r fifa manager 08 on p.c .
Conclusion: I'll begin with the good bits about the game. The layout of the game is nice and simple (With tutorials to help out if you required them), and the control system is VERY easy to get used to due to the DS's touch screen. The live commentary is a neat touch as well, a little similar to the Football Manager games.
Conclusion: I couldnt wait for this game to come out on the ds as i love all the football manager games on the pc. I did buy this the day it came out and after a week i took it back. Yes it is simple to control and play. But i was forever in debt on the game unable to buy anyone and when i did buy someone they vanished off the game. I bought kompany i went to put him in first team just vanished not even at his old club just gone.
Conclusion: After playing this solidly since I got it, for approximately 3-4 hours. This game is quite simple. All the basics, transfers without additional clauses. No football manager put it that way. But for the price and for the DS. What more could you expect.
Conclusion: Not even worth a tenner. It has way too many faults. It is so frustrating especially when you constantly lose money and your players leave on a free transfer even though you have just signed them up for 4 years! I have played it a good few times and every time it annoys!
Conclusion: I got this game for christmas and i think it's great ! A lot of people have said you find yourself constantly loosing money, but if you sell your good players you will start to gain money. Also the fact that you can sign 3 players for nothing (of around a 60-75 rating) is good. I've eboue, matt derbyshire, brian mcbride, y. Safiri, e, mpenza (maybe) and maybe a few more for nothing.