3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good game.....will keep you riveted for a long time,
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This review is from: World Wide Soccer Manager 2009 - PC (Video Game)
This game is just so....soo involving. You can actually make so many subtle adjustments that you badly wanted in the FIFA series. Respond to the press, give pep talk to team/players, interact with players.
And lo...you make one shoddy statement, say that a player is performing well when he's actually not, and some might even get back at you thorugh the press!
Here is how it goes....you start off as a new manager of any club you like, (almost....they even have clubs and players from India). Then everything is in your hands. Transfers, payroll, training, critical changes in match, motivating team(down to individual playes at times...wow!) and a host of other features. And wondeful part is that you almost get a real time feedback on your actions.
The AI is also pretty strong, so do not take the low ranked teams lightly, else upset wins/ draws are not uncommon.
Defintely a market leader in terms of offering you control.
However, be warned, that actual match would need much lesser attention, the game's not how good you with the controls, it completely handsoff. You just get to manage the games, not play them. You cannot hear any sound other than in the match mode. Also the match visual is badly done, a shock if you are coming from FIFA series! It dates back to mario stage.
And yes, it does crashes every now and then, so remember to keep on saving after you've won an imp match or made a great transfer. All this cons make me give it a 4 star.
Summary, if you are looking for actual gameplay of football, i'd say this one is more for the behind the scene strategists! Coming from the FIFA series, I miss playing the game, but the rest keeps me glued for hours at a stretch!
Updated on 2 Feb 09:
I had a problem with this game, when my laptop shut down abruptly. The save game file got corrupted. The tech support from Sega was amazing. Although they did not hit the solution right away, the replies were prompt, and they finally got it resolved in a week. It left a feel-good factor. Thumbs up Sega!