Reviews and Problems with Football Manager Handheld
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Football Manager Handheld 2008 (PSP): Football Manager Handheld 2008
26 April 2009
Summary: Overall this game, as expected, is not as well developed as the PC version, but it still is an amazingly realistic game to play. The squads,tactics,media mind games and general buzz about the game second to none (bar its bigger brother, the PC version). There are over 600 playable teams in 30 leagues with a fully updated database, with all of the latest players.
Pros: General atmosphere when playing and great tactics view
Excerpt: "-Introduction- Having spent more time playing Football Manager on the good ol' fashioned PC than was probably good for my own health, I was both surprised and intrigued at Sports Interative's (SI) decision to port it over to the PSP. Surprised but not worried. So obviously I went off and purchased my copy and after playing for a decent while I can safely say that SI Games have done a top job. -The Gameplay- If you've ever played, or even ...
Pros: Addictive, Easy to understand, Fast, Portable, Huge life span (you can just keep on playing ! )
Cons: Sound (or rather lack of it), sometimes a little too easy
Summary: I think the other reviewers have been very harsh. This is never going to be a PC beater, the whole aspect of the game is its for a portable and so meant to played in short chunks and not hours and hours at a time like the pc version. All I can say is that i've been addicted. It's very easy to pick up and play as your favourite team.
Summary: Marc, thanks for posting your update on Amazon. However, could you answer me a couple of questions which I think have seriously flawed the Handheld games. First of all, will we have bank balances this time rather than just a transfer budget? Secondly, in both previous versions I have found it impossible to get a new job at a better (or worse) club.
Conclusion: i bought this game when it came out and it's highly addictive, but can be too easy for example is it realistic for morecambe to get in the premiership? dont think so hopefully football manger 08 will be harder and more challenging.
Conclusion: What a great game! If you like management simulators, you wont find another better than this. Sure, the PC version/PS2 versions are better, but as a portable commuterable game theres nothing better. I've not given it the full 5 stars because even after taking Crawley Town to Premiorship victory 3 times, and winning the C.L 3 times on the trot, I didnt get the England manager position...They gave it to Paul Ince!!
Conclusion: This game isn't as good as the pc version but then what do you expect...it's a handheld! I think it's a really good compelling game that will have you really addicted! My only slight problem is theres no online play and no highlights, but other than that its great!
Conclusion: I have played 2 other managerial games in the past, both were Championship Manager games and if i was to compare this game to those then i would have to say that i am slightly dissapointed but it is a good game still, it just doesnt have as much indepth detail(eg.no pitch on matchdays, less transfer information) but that is because this is for the handheld and not the PC but the irritating thing about this is the fact that it seems a lot harder because of this reason...
Conclusion: I love this game although having never played a previous football management game i had nothing to compare it too. However i find it a little strange that you cant switch countries, for example manage Barcelona and then apply for the job of Liverpool.
Conclusion: This is a pretty solid if basic game, some people have critizised the lack of an actual match engine with a pitch etc but considering the power and functionality of the PSP this is a bit of a harsh assessment.