Football Manager 2015
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So, we're left with a game whose main improvements are all disappointments. And yet I'd still I'd put money on me pouring hundreds of hours into it. That's Football Manager. I'm sure that once a few patches have been released and a few things have been tweaked I'll discover that magic again. I just expect it might be a little bit harder to find than last year.
Slow and disappointingly retro, not a series highlight.
Better menu layouts, countless new options and improved match-day features see FM2015 remain in title-winning form.
A far less ambitious sequel than the last two years and most of the headline changes are negative, especially changing your manager into a role-playing character.
Football Manager 2015 is the same game we've come to know and love, but in this case that's no bad thing.
Football Manager 2015 is the most detailed and complex Football Manager yet. There are some really minor niggles in the UI and game design, but if you have enough patience and love for football, you will quickly breeze right by them. Football Manager 2015 is a must-have title for veterans and newcomers alike who wish to try their hand at leading their favorite clubs to the plateaus of victory.
It's Football Manager, with some welcome new additions.
There's no doubt that come this time next year, I'll have played FM 15 more than just about any other game. It's a fixture in my life and this version isn't fundamentally flawed, but on the surface it's a baby step in the ongoing process and the majority of the changes feel like the edges of systems that are still working toward career-long implementation.
The latest Football Manager is a gentle improvement rather than a disruptive change, but its focus on managerial style and player interaction should tempt you to start your career all over again.
Football Manager has always been more than a game, but it is also more than a football product. It's both of these things in equal measure and updates of this quality will ensure that its legacy remains strong within the sport and among its fan base.