It’s that time of year again where football fans all over the World go into hibernation as the highly anticipated Football Manager was released last week! As I own a laptop which is from the 1950’s and cannot run the PC game I have been playing the fantastic FM Touch 17. Having played and thoroughly enjoyed last years FM Touch 16 I was eagerly anticipating playing the latest instalment.
Upon first playing I was surprised at how similar this years game was compared to last years, I know it’s hard to change a winning formula however I was expecting some minor adjustments. However when I delved into the game I found the minor changes, such as the social media influence, fantastic additions.
In comparison to the PC version there are a few things missing however this game is truly amazing! It offers a more streamlined version compared to PC yet offers in depth game analysis, a top quality scouting setup and highly detailed player reports. Having played PC versions in the past I felt as if the transition to go on to the Touch game was easy to pick up.
The only issue I have with this masterpiece is the licenses which Sega seem to have lost, there are no badges for 18 teams in the premier league which is incredibly frustrating- it feels as if I am playing a PES game from ten years ago! Unfortunately I don’t think there’s anyway to download a patch for this at the minute but I will be keeping me eyes out!
All in all, Football Manager Touch 17 is a is a steal at £15 and you will definitely get your monies worth! Stay tuned as I will be posting updates of my journey to stardom soon!