Football Manager Handheld 2013
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Football Manager Handheld 2013 Review
by on January 13, 2013
It used to be a three-horse race when it came to football games. At one end of the spectrum you had Fifa and Pro Evo duking it out, while on the management side Football Manager was head and shoulders above the rest of that type of game. Then in 2012 everything changed. A new kid on the block entered the fray offering something nowhere near as detailed as FM but a lot more fun.
Super Star Soccer has tipped the scales when it comes to football management. It’s a real rival to Football Manager at the fraction of the price. It’s lucky then Football Manager has comeback fighting with something rather special.
Not that you would know from the way the game looks. Almost identical from last year’s effort we had to double check the title to see we were in the right game – there’s familiarity and there’s familiarity. But dig a little deeper and some significant changes and extras have been added.
To get away from the 16-bit feel of the game’s graphics, players’ photos have been added wherever a licensing deal has taken place, as has a new league – there’s more of an Irish flavour this time around with the introduction of the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland leagues.
As you would expect, league details have also been given a massive update as have player profiles. One of the biggest additions, however, are the in-app payment options. Now, given the rather high price for the game, we do find it a little cynical that FM would want you to part with more of your cash but if you do decide to go down this route then extra challenges await and you can entice rich folks to buy into your footballing dream.
Scouting has also been updated on a worldwide scale and the ability to jump to particular players within the game to watch progress is something of a boon.
Bigger and better than before Football Manager 2013 is a brilliant game, but depending on your in-app slant the game could end up costing you more than your spare time in the long run.
Buy this app: Download the Football Manager Handheld 2103 app now
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