Well after my recent posts about the Football Manager 2008 trailer and FM 2008 demo – despite being a recovering football manager addict, having not really played the last two instalments, I’ve succumbed to the dark side and have got Football Manager 2008. It’s installed on my pc and it’s been played in special controlled doses of sessions no longer than 1 hour per day!
If you’ve played the previous instalments of Football Manager then you’ll no doubt be familiar with the concept and execution of this game that is highly addictive for any football fan. You take on the role of football manager and try win your respective leagues and cups, effectively trying to either equal the real-life success of a football club or ideally further improve on it.
It is up to you how deeply involved you want to get with the running of your club in Football Manager 2008, be it just buying, selling and picking players for match day or going into every minute details such as individual training schedules, youth team development and feeder clubs.
I tend to fall into the middle of these two extremes, especially given I don’t have as much time to this game as I once did when I was a student!
- Real time tactical changes,
- A better matchday experience,
- More ability to manage club finances,
- Generated player pictures,
- New streamlined look and feel to the game,
- Advisor/Tutorial guides for new players of the game.
Overall, as a returning player…err..manager I can honestly say that this is as good as ever and if you’ve any kind of interest in football and have yet to give it a go, then just do it, you won’t regret it…well other than the resulting addiction that is!
Have you played any of the Football Manager games? Do you still play or are you still recovering from your addiction? Why not listen to the Football Manager Podcast while you play?