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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Love the transfer centre that comes up allowing you to reject and accept all offers for a player at a certain time rather than having to remember to change it in there squad settings...

...I'm only going to look at getting in a CM for the United side. Having a look at Montolivo and Hazard.

First sale Berbatov :thumbup: £12m
First signing Montolivo...Probably over paid at £15m but he matched the attributes I was looking for. (Passing Dribbling First Touch Technique Creativity)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Is it a big improvement from last years game? Last year was the first I've ever bought

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:32 pm 
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The games always seem to take gradual improvements but you wont notice many changes unless you were to go back to the previous game.

Evra sold £25m
Fletcher sold £17.5m

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
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The new team talk is much revamped and looks brilliant.

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Available on: PC, Mac
Developer: Sports Interactive
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Football Management

Football Manager has amassed a dedicated following over the years with its depth, complexity and extensive licencing agreements. While the FIFA series must continuously evolve to compete with Pro Evolution Soccer, Sports Interactive's award-winner has seen little competition from rival Championship Manager of late, but that doesn't mean the developers have grown complacent.

The 2012 iteration of the footy management simulation contains all of the usual refinements and tweaks, but few radical overhauls. Sports Interactive has invested much of its resources in making the game more accessible to newcomers with a brand new tutorial system and streamlined menu navigation. That's not to say it has been watered down. The tactics, scouting and man-management components remain as thorough as ever. Significant work has also gone into improving the 3D match engine, which looked about as hi-tech as Harrogate Town's stadium in previous versions.

Football Manager has always held a mirror to the real-life game and reflected it as accurately as possible. Playing as Everton, we fielded pre-season questions from the media about whether we would be tabling a bid for Landon Donovan, and tried to operate as best we could on the shoestring budget David Moyes has to get by with. You'll spend your pre-season convincing the big names that the club is capable of attracting top-class players, selling off the dead wood and searching the globe for new talent via the robust scouting system. Choosing a formation and individual training repertoires is like balancing a complex equation, but long-term fans thrive on this kind of attention to detail.

The transfer centre has been revamped. Offers made on your players have been grouped onto a single page, eliminating the need to click 'reject' for every individual offer you have received for one of your players. During contract discussions with potential signings, you can now offer loyalty bonuses as an added incentive, and lock down areas of negotiation to stonewall money-grabbing agents. Team talks and interaction with individual players is one area that has been revolutionised via the introduction of the new 'Tone System'. Players can choose between aggressive, assertive, passionate, calm, cautious and reluctant during exchanges with their team members, and the results of each can be both rewarding and costly. Spurring your squad on with a passionate halftime pep talk can be the difference between FA Cup glory and heartbreak.

Football Manager 2012 panders to its fanbase with all of the usual additions you would expect from a new entry in the series, but it's clear that Sports Interactive is heavily focused on introducing newcomers to the fold with this iteration. The biggest obstacle it had to work around here was the game's intimidating level of depth and the sheer volume of stats and menus involved.

The developer has counter-balanced this with a more thorough tutorial system. There's a separate training mode that newbies can cut their teeth on before jumping into the game, and omnipresent handholding throughout the early stages, should they require it. This comes in the shape of comprehensive help boxes on every screen. It certainly breaks the interface down into bite-sized chunks, but there will always be a section of the gaming community deterred by how stat-heavy the series has become.

Matches are the usual combination of dramatic late winners, ill-deserved defeats and bore draws. With the improvements to the 3D engine they look better than in earlier versions, but could still pass for the previous generation. There is more animation than in the 2011 edition and new camera angles to watch the action from, yet it's a stretch to say that these refinements make it visually impressive.

An internet connection is required to play Football Manager 2012 (not that you'll find many households without one these days) as Steam activation is a necessity. Publisher Sega insisted on this measure to combat piracy, but has allowed players to run the game offline once they have registered their copy.

Football Manager 2012 has a vast fanbase eagerly awaiting it to arrive on the market, and the diehards will know exactly what to expect. It's crammed with all of the usual tweaks and refinements, as well as some shrewd streamlining. With an improved tutorial system, this is the most accessible entry in the series for some time, but there will still be those who yearn for the days when the football management title wasn't so bloated with stats and options.

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:59 pm 
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I already think the game is a step up from the last one.

My team for this season will be (unless I make any transfers in maybe a left back that's it)

De Gea

Rafael Ferdi Vidic Fabio

Montolivo Ganso

Nani (AMR Inside Forward) Young (AML Inside Forward)

Rooney (Deep lying forward)

Hernandez

The other player i've bought in so far is Granero. £10m from Madrid

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Berbatov £12m
Fletcher £17m.5m
Park £8.5m
PIG £1m
Evra £25m

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Montolivo £15m
Ganso £24m
Granero £10m


City took the Charity Shield injuring Rooney in the 10th minute. 1-0 with an 87th minute winner.

Won my first game of the league 1-0. Rooney off of the bench in the second half.

Got to go out now but can't wait to get back.

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Evra £25m is all i need to know :|

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Fletcher sold for £17m wtf! :ohohoh:

I'm still getting used to it, all the lay out has changed so I'm trying to get to grips with that.

The team meeting thing is good.

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:53 am 
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I thought they were prices I couldn't resist :laugh:

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:33 am 
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Having a problem with scouting on mine, I assigned scouts to some nations and three of them came back the day after saying the assignment had been finished. :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:41 am 
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Seems like it's a known issue, just read a post by someone on the SI forums.

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
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Yeah I noticed that if I assigned to countrys. Alright if you assign to regions though.

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:50 am 
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Super scouts, can check on every player in Brazil in one day :super:

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You know what Paks like. He's probably voted JSP for woman of the year or something.


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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
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I sent my scout to Portugal. He come back in the tick of a space bar with no one to sign apart from Hulk. Guess he just had a quick look on the Internet!!

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I sent my scout to Portugal. He come back in the tick of a space bar with no one to sign apart from Hulk. Guess he just had a quick look on the Internet!!


Sounds like what I'd do... :lol: bill the club for business class flights and a 5* hotel, but stay at home instead :fonz:

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Super scouts, can check on every player in Brazil in one day :super:


They only find a few players, it's not a full scouting run. :hmm:

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 Post subject: Re: football manager 2012
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How are you guys finding the reported bugs in it?

So far I've heard about crashing, too many red/yellow cards, etc. but what's it like for you?

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How are you guys finding the reported bugs in it?

So far I've heard about crashing, too many red/yellow cards, etc. but what's it like for you?


I've only played 2 games haven't noticed either of them issues. I plan on playing for 6-8 hours tonight (What a sad c**t I know :lol: ) so I will let you know what I think of it then.

Like I said thought i'm thoroughly impressed with it so far and you can tell it's a step up in the series.

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Well the scouting thing is annoying, not noticed anything else yet.

Apart from this, not sure if it's a bug or a wum.

"Reed chases Darron Gibson" :lol:

I need defenders. :ohohoh:

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You had any problems with getting in Reedo?

I couldn't access it for half hour earlier because it said the game was unavailable. Done a search and a solution was online but apparently it's not fixing it for everyone.

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