Conclusion: However, they could have been a bit more imaginitive, and made a few more for skills in the transfer market, or making a certain amount of profit for your club in a season, or making a side worth £150,000 champions of Europe in a set amount of time. So I will mark it down based on that.
Excerpt: The easy to use interface has made the LMA Manager series a comfortable yearly console fixture, and it has always been some distance away from the deeper and more thoughtful approach of management games belonging to the PC.
Excerpt: Many a football fan has wondered privately, but more often publicly, how the Pascal Cygans and Titus Brambles of this world continue to command a respectable wage for playing at the highest level.
Conclusion: Overall I’ve played better management games but LMA2007 does seem to suck me in from time to time, it’s a shame about the dodgy transfers that go on and the equally dodgy match engine. An ok update, but not that great
Pros: Lots of teams/leagues, Lots to do
Cons: Daft transfers, Match engine, There are better management games around
Summary: Another installment of the award winning console management game LMA Manager, can you manage your minnows to European glory or lead them to getting a good whooping in the conference and get the inevitable sacking!
Conclusion: If you can bear these moments of madness, you’ll still get a lot out of LMA. You’ll still be gripped by football fervour as your team climbs the league. Yer pays your money and yer takes yer choice. Though we say wait for the next instalment of Football Manager as it’s shaping up to be a corker.
Pros: It all looks swish, the interface has been honed over the years, and is now an absolute dream, up-to-date stats thanks to the Xbox Live download system
Cons: Match engine a travesty, horrible AI, it’s just not Football Manager
Conclusion: Good and generally packed management game, with much to like and admire. Its lack of pace really hurts it, and that’s one of several challenges that it ultimately doesn’t address as well as SEGA's stronger Football Manager.