21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Enormous potential, but buggy,
This review is from: Football Mogul 2003 - PC (Video Game)
Football Mogul 2003 is a little bit disappointing. On the surface, the game has everything you could ask for in a text-based purely statistical football game -- a complex, college draft, hall of fame, contract negotiations, trades and so on. This isn't a game for joystick jockeys, but for those who are more into general manager stuff -- building a winner. You manage ticket prices and so on.
I can see that this will one day -- like Baseball Mogul -- be a great text game. However, I can not recommend the present version. It is very buggy and skimpy on features. After a few years, your stats do not reset but just keep accumulating (this usually happens in 2009, although it happened for me in 2005). There are no headlines or newspapers, no end of season awards, the league leaders board is horrendous -- although that is similar to Baseball Mogul. The good news is that unlike other software companies, mogulsports is working to improve it, even posting unofficial patches (although these frequently create more problems than they solve). So 2004 or beyond should be a great game.
It's fun to mess with and a few iterations down the road, it will be great. But don't bother with this version.