Excerpt: review? After all, the franchise is one of the most sophisticated simulation (or for those who are still hanging onto the outdated view, “glorified spreadsheet”) games available. Initially, however, the answer appears to be yes for
Conclusion: Outside of the core game, a number of other options are available – a Classic mode, offering streamlined gameplay similar to past entries, and a series of challenges putting the player in a predetermined situation rather than starting from scratch.
Summary: More of the same, but still the best As I finish this review, English Premier Division side Tottenham Hostspur, managed by Andre Villa Boas, sit fourth in the league, despite some inconsistent performances.
Conclusion: The tactics-related changes introduced by Football Manager 2014 are truly significant and it will be interesting to see how fans react to them and to the way they change the simulation experience.
Pros: + Tactical re-design, + Extensive interactions with players and journalists, + Improved interface
Cons: - Some transfer issues, - 3D matches still disappoint
Excerpt: The next generation of consoles has nearly arrived. With them comes the next generation of sports games, featuring improved graphics and advanced features. Then there’s Football Manager 14 , the other kind of sports game.
Conclusion: And that fully-featured behemoth is still Football Manager through and through, despite the changes discussed above. The sensation of playing the same excellent simulation from a slightly different angle is rewarding however, and it’s refreshing that after so many years of upping the complexity...
Excerpt: Another year, another iteration of Football Manager has arrived at the doorsteps of PC Gamers everywhere and whilst these games don’t radically change from year to year, this year’s Football Manager makes some drastic alterations to its formula that could make it either sink or swim.