Championship Manager 4
|a game by||Sports Interactive Limited|
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Championship Manager divides the gaming community like nothing else, and that love/hate relationship rings true within the rarefied confines of the office. Whereas Woods, Korda, Holden and Pratchett won't have it in the house, visionaries such as Steve Hill (who wrote this muck? - Ed), the other Hill, Shoemaker and Pullin are all dedicated followers. Spot the difference between the two groups? The first lot are deskbound automatons (does not compute - Ed), whereas the latter bunch are freelancers, with hours of gnawing emptiness to fill. The point is, it's almost impossible to hold down a job and apply yourself fully to the game. February should bring bad news for employers then, as CM4 looks set to cut deep into the heart of industry.
Aficionados may balk at the all-new 2D match engine, but it will be complemented by the traditional text commentary, and Sports Interactive is keen to stress that the purity of the game will remain intact. As head of development Marc Vaughan says, Regardless of how we portray it, there will always be one simulation. We simulate a football match.
Elsewhere, a host of new features are being added, and the interface has had a fairly drastic re-design. We hesitate to use the words dumbing down' but there is a definite feeling that CM4 is a concerted effort to become a piece of genuine mainstream entertainment. Just think of it - dedicated S/ms-ters dropping their home-making kits in favour of a hardcore text-based sports simulation. At that prospect alone, we're truly excited.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP