Football Manager 2021 Touch Review (Switch eShop)

Well, this year is also the time. In fact, we published it on this very date last year, so literally, Football manager 2020 touch Review. This completes the 2021 edition. Thanks to SportsInteractive, at least some attempts have been a little confused.

EA’s FIFA series is basically flat on the Switch as fans continue to be frustrated with the frankly insulting release of the “Legacy Edition,” but the Football Manager game continues to add new features each year. Are: These are sometimes arbitrary, and while the game isn’t necessarily growing stronger, it’s still a welcome move.

This year, the most notable changes were made during the match and the user interface was completely revamped. Football manager 2021 touch.. In the game, the entire team is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and you can see the team’s evaluation and fitness at a glance. If desired, you can tap the player icon at the bottom to see a set of options. For example, you can subscribe players, change tactics, and shout instructions.

Aside from this quick access to the player, there are many other new additions to the Matchday screen. The left side of the screen shows general match stats, and the right side shows a series of customizable stats pages that you can switch from the drop-down menu. In the middle, on the other hand, there’s a new dougout section where assistant coaches sometimes give advice and suggest changes to make on the fly.

There is also a new “shout” feature added to the matchday experience. This allows bystanders to shout things to players, either individually or as a team as a whole. Depending on how they are doing, you may admire them, anger them, tell them to focus, dismiss them, or want what you have. Hmm. This should hopefully lead to better results as long as the player responds positively to your cry.

In addition to the match itself, some new features have been added. The most immediate of these are post-match stats. After each game, you’ll now see more stats, including a new rating called xG (Expected Goal). It mainly focuses on the number of shots taken, analyzes the team’s general performance during the match, and shows the number of goals that would have needed to be scored based on this performance.

xG stats are a convenient way to determine if all the hard work a player spends on the pitch is rewarded with a scoreline that actually reflects it. For example, if you win 1-0 but your xG is something like 3.4 (that is, you were expected to score at least 3 points based on performance), this is the final player needs. Indicates that there is a problem with the ball. Classify.

As Sports Interactive continues to try to improve the user experience, the general layout of the menu system has also been slightly tweaked. This has always been very cumbersome with switches. Some related screens are now displayed in a series of tabs at the top of the screen, making navigation a bit easier. Also, various other screens have been improved to make things easier to understand.

Overall, the menu has improved compared to the previous game, but it’s no exaggeration to say that controls are still the most annoying aspect of playing Football Manager on Switch. Playing with touch controls is relatively easy, but the screen details are so numerous that it can be difficult to tap exactly what you’re trying to hit, pressing a controller button to access a particular menu. You may.

Using the controller exclusively, on the other hand, is a practice of patience and memorization when trying to learn all the different button combinations used to access different parts of the screen. You can also press the left stick to display the mouse pointer. This works a bit nicely, but it’s very clunky and slow. The result is a game that feels like you’re trying to stuff a square peg (a complex soccer management shim) into a round hole (game console), but it’s clear that the edges are sandpapered. It fits better.

There’s one obvious “feature” here that isn’t included in the game, but whether it’s good or bad is purely personal preference. Despite the game’s launch at the beginning of the 2020-21 season, there is no mention of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to plague most of the world. As a result, Football Manager takes place in another reality, where the stadium remains full and the team is unaffected by the sporadic outbreak of COVID-19.

Sports Interactive headphone Cho Miles Jacobson has already explained why the game doesn’t include a reference to COVID and it’s hard to discuss his logic. In essence, he considers the game a release to help people escape reality, and those who may have lost friends and family due to the virus then do things with some football managers. It would be pretty hard to keep in mind they had to deal with it there as well. In a more game-centric note, it would have been a bit cheaper for a player to do well in the league only if multiple star players were suddenly infected with the virus.

However, claiming that this is a game that is almost completely defined by attention to detail and previously contained other real-world events that could have a knock-on effect on the operation of the club. You can also (Brexit). It is no exaggeration to say that the pandemic has had a huge impact this season. I fully understand why the team excluded the pandemic, but it was interesting to have the option to turn on the pandemic and face different consequences. I was involved in running the team because of unexpected team availability and the need to keep the club afloat despite a significant reduction in gate receipts.

Again, this is entirely a personal preference, and it’s ridiculous to suggest that the lack of a pandemic in the game means that the experience is somehow compromised. .. Undoubtedly, this is the best football management game in Nintendo’s history, largely thanks to the adjustments and improvements made. Control systems are clunky at best and, at worst, quite embarrassing, so you need to understand how to make them more accessible and familiar to new entrants.

But stick to it. Beginners in the series will definitely struggle in the first season or so, but try to figure out where everything is and how to navigate the menu of the game’s maze, but how to stick and finally navigate. Ultimately, anyone who learns the details will be another compelling management sim that should be able to play well until December next year. At that point, see you again here for a review. Next Edition.


The football manager 2021 is clunky and cumbersome to play, so you can continue to search for the switch’s intuitive control system. But if you stick to the apparently awkward controls, thanks to enhanced matchday options and improved stats, it’s the best handheld soccer management game ever. It’s the football game Robert Pires: it will eventually be sensational, you need to give it a season or so before it settles down properly.

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