Page 1 of 20 123 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 386

Thread: Football Manager 2012

  1. #1
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Football Manager 2012

    Don't see a thread for this, so I figured I would make one. The game most definitley deserves its own thread. The demo for the newest edition of the greatest sports sim in the history of video games is out, and the full game will be available later this month.

    For those who are not familiar with the game, the "Football" in question is European football. So, soccer to some. Its a management simulation game - you run the club, buy and sell players, set line-ups and tactics, but you don't literally control the players like you can on a game like Madden. The depth and realism of FM is simply unmatched. There are hundreds of thousands of players availabe in the database, several hundred playable clubs in dozens of leagues. You can manage the biggest clubs in the world or third division sides in Moldova.

    I have only had a bit of a chance to play with the demo so far, but I am liking the new layout. Played one match and the 3-D match engine looked fantastic on my PC (admittedly, quite powerful). I am honestly loathe to get involved in the demo since the full game (and inevitable patches) will be coming soon.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  2. #2
    Crotchety Old SMOD

    Fuji Vice's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    TARDIS
    Posts
    17,657
    Rep Power
    11978

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I used to play a game similar to this years ago and I loved the attention to detail. I rarely play video games anymore, but I may have to make an exception and check this one out, particularly if it comes so highly recommended from my Big Papa!

  3. #3
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    I used to play a game similar to this years ago and I loved the attention to detail. I rarely play video games anymore, but I may have to make an exception and check this one out, particularly if it comes so highly recommended from my Big Papa!
    Very highly-recommend, Fuji.

    The version of the game released in North America by SI Games was Worldwide Soccer Manager. And FM used to be called Championship Manager a few years ago (which still exists but its a lesser game, in my opinion). If you played either of those, it was basically an earlier version of this.

    I've played pretty much every text sport sim out there, I believe. Titles like Front Office Football (NFL) and Out of the Park Baseball are really solid games, but they both fall a step behind FM. It also helps that the world of soccer/football is so geared toward making a game like this work, at least when the game has the depth and detail that FM does. The variety of games you can play on FM is simply huge. Its also not really a true text sim anymore - we've gone from lines of text to little dots moving around the screen to some real quality graphics of the game-play.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  4. #4
    Crotchety Old SMOD

    Fuji Vice's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    TARDIS
    Posts
    17,657
    Rep Power
    11978

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Yep, I am pretty sure it was called Championship Manager, so if this is better than that then I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks again buddy.

  5. #5
    God
    God's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    AJ Lee's dungeon
    Posts
    25,936
    Rep Power
    2621

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I still use the dots. Hate the 3D version of the game.

    Not sure if I want to get this or not as I'm doing pretty damn good in my Ireland save and am just about to start the Euro's. If I get this, that will be forgotten about.
    The Real Rock N' Rolla


  6. #6
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    Yep, I am pretty sure it was called Championship Manager, so if this is better than that then I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks again buddy.
    One word of warning... if you're not a big soccer geek, playing FM can turn you into one. Its awfully effective in that regard, I've found.

    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    I still use the dots. Hate the 3D version of the game.

    Not sure if I want to get this or not as I'm doing pretty damn good in my Ireland save and am just about to start the Euro's. If I get this, that will be forgotten about.
    I doubt you're the only one still on dots. I never much liked the 3-D either, but that was partly due to my laptop not really being able to deal with it. Once I built the new PC in the spring and tried FM11, it was a revelation.

    Its actually not the worst idea to wait, at least for a bit. Waiting until about December, when they typically do the second patch, will see a lot of the major issues taken care of.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  7. #7
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,605
    Rep Power
    15526

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Football Manager is the crack cocaine of video games, I don't think I've ever played something so addictive.

    I'm immensely looking forward to the game coming out and I've got it on pre-order. Got a few ideas about who I want to manage first, tossing up between turning around Arsenal's fortunes, leading England to penalty heartbreak at the Euro's or doing what I always set out to do, but never quite achieve, lead a league 2 side to the premier league. One team I won't be is West Brom, I never enjoying playing as my beloved baggies for some reason.

    Needless to say when it does arrive through my letterbox, I may be conspicuous by my absence on WC.

  8. #8
    Crotchety Old SMOD

    Fuji Vice's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    TARDIS
    Posts
    17,657
    Rep Power
    11978

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Damn, I have an addictive personality too. Maybe I shouldn't be playing this after all?

  9. #9
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    Football Manager is the crack cocaine of video games, I don't think I've ever played something so addictive.

    I'm immensely looking forward to the game coming out and I've got it on pre-order. Got a few ideas about who I want to manage first, tossing up between turning around Arsenal's fortunes, leading England to penalty heartbreak at the Euro's or doing what I always set out to do, but never quite achieve, lead a league 2 side to the premier league. One team I won't be is West Brom, I never enjoying playing as my beloved baggies for some reason.

    Needless to say when it does arrive through my letterbox, I may be conspicuous by my absence on WC.
    That's a pretty apt description, Ed. I should have just put that "Crack in Video Game Form".

    Its funny - I don't enjoy playing as Arsenal. I don't think I've ever managed to have a game of any real length with them in the 7 years I've played this game. The problem is always finding a balance between fantasy and reality. If I have fun with the club and spend big, it immediately feels unrealistic. If I stick to the Wenger approach, it feels realistic but loses the fun aspect. I can never seem to get them to balance so I end up leaving it.

    I think the first game will probably be with Ajax. They have less talent than in previous versions so it will be a bit more of a challenge. I want to try to make it a couple of seasons with them, as I usually lose interest after a half season or so. The idea of bringing them back to glory is somehow always greater than the actual process.

    I usually stay away from lower league management but I might give it a go this time around. I always enjoy playing as the Bristol Rovers on FIFA, so I might give them a try.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  10. #10
    God
    God's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    AJ Lee's dungeon
    Posts
    25,936
    Rep Power
    2621

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I can play as Arsenal no problem but the games dont last as long. A year, maybe two unless everything just clicks.

    I usually do one of the following:

    Ireland (Andrews and Whelan are usually shown the door pretty quickly and replaced by people who actually know how to play football)
    Shamrock Rovers (After the first season I tend to dominate. Qualified for the Europa League three years running including an epic victory against Man United in the group stages at Old Trafford!!!!!!)
    Barnet (League two to Champions League. Never done it but did get to the Championship and even made the play off's several times in one game but never actually got promoted)
    The Real Rock N' Rolla


  11. #11
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,605
    Rep Power
    15526

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I smell a non-wrestling BTB coming on

    Papa - lower league management has to be tried, they're usually the jobs that give me the most satisfaction.

    If there's one thing I hate about games going on in years, it's the influx of crappy computer generated player's faces, I'd rather there was no picture for them. I appreciate they need to add new players in the game as the years roll by, but those faces are just ugh.

  12. #12
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    There were some downloads for FM11 that added some variety and spice to the generated face. Might take awhile for them to show up for FM12, but worth checking out, just so you don't get 10 youth players who all look like clones.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  13. #13
    Formerly Chuck Norris

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Coventry, England.
    Posts
    3,763
    Rep Power
    270

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Should be good, to bad I can't be my beloved Coventry City on here, we are simply terrible!

  14. #14
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,605
    Rep Power
    15526

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    But to be fair, you're pretty terrible in real life.

    Chalk another point onto Football Manager's realism score

  15. #15
    Fire and blood
    Shock's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    13,028
    Rep Power
    7747

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I don't want to say goodbye to my 2047 Football Manager 2011 game

    But I ****ing love this series and will be picking it up next week for sure.

  16. #16
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    So the release is tomorrow... or tonight, if you over here in NA. If you've bought through Steam, SI apparently confirmed that it will available to everyone worldwide at 12:01 UK time, so I can play tonight after work. Awesome.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  17. #17
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,605
    Rep Power
    15526

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    - uncool Papa, I've got to wait until tomorrow night at the earliest before I can play it. Just checked play.com and they say they've posted it, it better arrive tomorrow or I'm going to be a sad panda.

  18. #18
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    - uncool Papa, I've got to wait until tomorrow night at the earliest before I can play it. Just checked play.com and they say they've posted it, it better arrive tomorrow or I'm going to be a sad panda.
    You going with a boxed copy? How old school.

    I actually already have the game downloaded - pre-loaded, whatever - and it just needs to get unlocked. Then I can start unleashing the Barcelona tactical approach with Ajax...


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



  19. #19
    GMT Admin

    Ed's Avatar

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Posts
    18,605
    Rep Power
    15526

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    I've had the boxed version since 2008 and I see no reason to stop now.

    I've sort of decided that I'm going to be a Championship side, but I'm not sure who. Forest, Brighton, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Burnley are all attracting me at the moment, given their budget Leicester seem too easy to take on.

  20. #20
    I Am Not Your Daddy
    Big Papa's Avatar

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10,621
    Rep Power
    3874

    Re: Football Manager 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    I've had the boxed version since 2008 and I see no reason to stop now.

    I've sort of decided that I'm going to be a Championship side, but I'm not sure who. Forest, Brighton, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Burnley are all attracting me at the moment, given their budget Leicester seem too easy to take on.
    Forrest appeals just for the history it has.

    There are so many options... The Bundesliga is always fun and there are some nice options there. I haven't managed in France forever, but PSG might need a try on 12. Even with all the talent they've sold, Valencia still looks like they could be fun. My weekend is officially full.


    Every Ending is a New Beginning.
    Your Lucky Number is None.
    Your Favorite Color is Dead.
    Like Father, Like Son.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •