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Fantastic game, making a final send off for fm 11
Football Manager 2010 (PC)
Member Name: maidstoneman
Football Manager 2010 (PC)
Advantages: Hours of fun, easy to run and enjoy alongside other programs
Disadvantages: May spend too much time addicted to it!
I would hate to think how many hours i have spent on this game, i have had every one in the series dating right back to championship manager 03/04 (before the company split) and the first football manager was made. Ever since this series has been the best offering the best database of players and the most realistic match engine to date.
FM 10 did not dissapoint with the 3d match engine looking as good as ever and real inhancements particuarly for pre and post match interviews and greater media debate and speculation. Loads of bugs from 09 were also cleared up making the game run alot smoother including a much better regen of players in my opinion.
Its ashame that such a great game will soon find itself slowly becoming an antique as the new line in the series was released earlier this month, which boasts even more features such as agents, a better match engine visually as well a vast number of changes including country reputation which 2010 simply doesnt have.
However lets not forget the year spent with this great game, trying to take charge of your local team and make them big time with only a small number of funds. Another great thing about this game is that it could be windowed and thus could run extra applications alongside it such as i.e and itunes alongside it, which was always a favourite for passing the time by.
The only difficulties i experienced were trying to register the game to start with as in recent years the game has become almost reliant on steam (which is like a gaming community) which you have to register with etc, however when it came to downloading the required updates from the steam servers there were untold errors, and because i tried to register on the day it was released there were huge delays preventing me from playing the game as quickly as i had hoped.
This game can also become very frustrating, which is not down to the game itself but due to building a team up who then go and lose a home game to bottom of the league in extra time ... but thats just football!
another great example of this series and i will be sad to depart and start another season with 2011.
Although i will save this game like an archive for a rainy day sometime, it will probably be very easy to pick this game up for next to nothing from most retailers.
I would also like to note that the running specs of this game are suited to most pc's and macs! and by simply turning up and down features (such as the size of the database used, or adding removing countries and leagues) or by simply switching off the 3d engine, you can find a great equilibrium.
Summary: Another great game in the football manager series. Bring on 2011