Poor effort in a good series of games.
Been playing these games since they was a free to download back in like 2009. To say this one has taken a backwards step is an understatment. It still has the basic setup from back in the day but somehow the dev's have managed to make the menu and selections more clunky and the lack of contrasting colours makes the text hard to read sometimes. The inferface itself is quite complicated compared to the previous games, for example simply wanting to look at other clubs squads requires you to scout the club :s (why?). The training of individual players is bizare as there is no confirmation to the setting you have tried to apply... I've been retraining a players position for one whole season but the timer is still stuck at 30 days :s. The 3D gameplay its self is a nice new view but still has the exact same problems of the previous games, ball thrown 50 meters from the scrum, players stuck running in circles, lack of drop outs and in goal play, higher stat players bascially scoring a try everytime the get the ball, making hard work of try's when in the clear and feeling the need to pass it to the next 5 players before scoring a try. The call respond system it tooked away so no way to know instantly what calls the other team has made. These things could have been forgiven on the old 2D system but why upgrade the graphics but not the mechanics itself. Unfortuantly the 2D system on this game is a shadow of the old. Whilst speaking of problems that plagued the old the AI still has that habit of never changing squad numbers so their new star signings start games wearing number 42 jerseys :s. Furthur more the old contract system of trying to sign a player for the next season has basically been destroyed, now you have to wait until january the 1st of your new season before you can consider signing anyplayers for the upcoming season, by which time your team is in bedlum from letting other players leave without knowing who you can bring in. I understand this has been a rather negative review so i will highlight some good points. The 3D game play is nice to watch when you dont look for all the glitches and problems, the array of teams to choose from is always interesting and the ability to update things yourself will always be helpful, not that ive tried my hand at that yet.
Im glad i bought this game on offer at £23.99 as so many other didn't and i would be even more dissapointed with it. Tbh i dont even play it properly anymore even when im bored because it just does not have the same draw of the previous games, it feels like a badly recycled product simply for money making, if i need my RL fix i will simply revert back to the older games at which i can still get enjoyment, unfortuantly i will never get my £23.99 back :(.
I hope for the next series of these games the devs put some serious thought into what they as players would like to see in the game and listen to the community who know's how RL should be.
Developer: Alternative Software Ltd
Publisher: Alternative Software Ltd
Release Date: 13 Oct, 2017
Genre: Simulation, Management, Casual, Strategy, Action
- OS: Windows Vista
- Processor: Intel Core 1.8Ghz+
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compliant.
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution 1024600. Please note, Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family is not supported