The latest version of Football Manager is fully updated
for the new season and allows players to select their favourite
club or international team and guide them to success by putting
them through cup matches, leagues, european championships
and even major international tournaments, with over 5,000
playable teams from over 50 countries. With all-new features
and improved gameplay, Football Manager 2008 offers
a management simulation that is second to none...
Manager 2008 (also known as Worldwide Soccer Manager
2008) is the latest version of the popular franchise by
might be stating the obvious, but this game will only appeal
to football fans who want to have a shot at managing their
favourite team. If you hate football, then this game is not
going to appeal to you in the slightest.
those who are familiar with the franchise, or are coming to
it afresh, will be glad to hear that this is still as easy
to pick up and play as the previous incarnations of the game,
but has so many more features. The
latest version not only features updated team information,
it also includes:
Flow: The largest change to match-day since the introduction
of the second match engine. Match flow brings more atmosphere
to match-days with match previews, team talks, opposition
player instructions, the match itself, half time and post
match. These now seamlessly follow on from one another, with
no more pausing to make tactical changes, and a mini-radar
pitch whilst making those tactical changes to keep you in
touch with what's going on in the match.
Management: The international management gameplay has been
completely revamped and now includes media improvements, international
retirements, player interaction, international scouting, improved
pool selection, captain selection and a separation of international
and club morale for players.
to Use: A much cleaner skin, a brand new advisor system to
help players through various areas of the game. A new notes
and notebook system, better button positioning for simpler
navigation and an updated tutorial and manual. Also, coach
reports make taking over a new team easier, and the new calendar
system lists all important dates throughout the season.
Players can now easily tell what the board and supporters
think about their performance in the game through the new
confidence section. This gives players feedback not just on
their current progress in competitions, but also their financial
management and signings.
Centre: A new way of managing all current transfer and loan
bids for a players club, both incoming and outgoing, making
it easier to compare bids and reject or accept them.
Engine Improvements: A greatly improved match engine, once
again using the footballing brain of former Republic of Ireland
international player Ray Houghton as well as other tools used
by real-life managers. The ability to change the pitch dimensions
at the start of the season to suit players styles of play
better has also been added.
rewrite: An overhaul of the awards system inside the game
which is not only more accurate now, but also includes new
awards such as the European golden boot, and a best
eleven, which shows the all-time (in game) best eleven
for all teams and nations.
revamp: To reflect the changes in modern day football, the
finance area has been upgraded to better reflect the ever
changing football world, with more information available to
the manager too, including, but not limited to, corporate
match day income, season ticket news, investment funds, improved
sponsorships, collective win bonuses, and the ability to move
around funds from the wage budget and transfer budget (and
vice versa) at any point to help you in your quest for the
days: The board can now arrange fan days to boost ailing attendances,
or for matches that are likely to attract a low crowd, with
a long term affect to attendances if all goes well.
media: More media and feedback than ever before, plus more
detail in existing media, and a new competition news section
to find out what major things are going on in all league competitions.
player photo's: All in game generated players now have pictures
using FaceGen technology to give each player more personality,
and the ability for the players to be seen to grow up in front
of your eyes as the game is going on.
Saving and loading is now significantly faster, with network
gaming faster and smoother to play, as well as tactical changes
and match reports being quicker than ever before.
you can see, SEGA has significantly updated the franchise
and any football fan will be proud to own this latest addition.
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