Championship Manager 5

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"An average game for diehard fans"
3 stars"

Championship Manager 5 is still very similar to its forerunners… however, once the licensing was sold on, and the original creators moved over to sega, with Football Manager, the game lost its charm. Like many fans, I ignored the critics, because simply I knew that CM will always have the same qualities that has made it one of the best selling tactical games of all time. The menus have basically remained the same, except for some rounded edges and a few more options, so the usual fans will be familiar. However, there are a few things that you may need to get used to, such as the substitutions menu, can be difficult and you will also need to read the booklet that comes with it, as there are times that you find yourself frustrated because you cantalways get your idea into the game. As for the gameplay, its relatively good, with regular press and FA updates. These make the game a little more realistic, as long as you understand that like everything else, its the board and the fans that determine the team. The player ratings are a little unrealistic in places. This can be seen when Conference strikers match the skills and shooting of that of the big shots in the Premiership. Also, quite often you will find the first couple of years you play will be inconsistent, not because of your skill, but many that i have spoken to have had the same problem. This game is great if you are a real hardcore fan of this series, but apart from that, the critics are right, football manager has a little bit more, probably because theyve recreated the charm that once made the series the best.

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Do you think you could make the most of Abramovich's millions? Have you always dreamt of taking your non-league team to European glory? Now you can with the return of the world champion of football management games Championship Manager 5. Championship Manager 5 is the latest instalment in the world's No1 selling football management series. Guide your club to glory handling everything from transfers and tactics to scouting and the media. Championship Manager 5 features 25 playable national leagues with 59 divisions and a massive database of footballers from around the world. With the latest data for the 2004/2005 season including the most recent transfers, a 2D match view enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds, a detailed choice of tactics, a comprehensive scouting system, a clear user-interface and minimal loading times, Championship Manager 5 will bring you even closer to the touchline. To further ensure that Championship Manager 5 delivers the ultimate in realism and accuracy, Charlton Athletic's 1st Team Coach Mervyn Day has been recruited to act as consultant on the game. Day, one of the most respected coaches in football and holder of a UEFA Pro-License, has developed a new user-friendly training mode, devising routines and drills as used by top professionals. Day's insider knowledge has also given access to the thought processes of real-life managers and coaches, both in the day-to-day management of the club and players, as well as in match situations. Features:
  • IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN – 25 playable national leagues with 59 divisions and a massive database of footballers from around the world.
  • ACCURATE DATA – Updated player, team and competition data for the 2004/2005 season.
  • THE BIG MATCH – Watch the action unfold via a 2D match engine and make tactical decisions at any stage. A range of match speeds lets you view just the key highlights all the way through to the full 90 minutes.
  • IT'S TRAINING MEN – User-friendly and effective training module devised in conjunction with Charlton 1st Team Coach Mervyn Day.
  • TACTICAL GENIUS –Detailed tactics screen that lets managers instruct players where to play the ball and to make runs.
  • SEARCH FOR A STAR – Comprehensive scouting system enabling searches for specific 'player types' to be carried out.
  • SEAL THE DEAL – A fully realistic transfer model encompassing an array of factors including finances, reputation and player personalities. To lure the likes of Ronaldo and Zidane you will first have to establish yourself.
  • ACCESSIBILITY – A new and improved user-interface will makes navigation much easier. Transitions between screens will be more straightforward with explanations of what info is displayed and how to get associated info.
  • Release date NZ
    May 19th, 2005
    Publisher
    UPC
    5032921022385
    Product ID
    1470797

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