LMA Manager 2004
Games concerning managing have a serious problem. Well, actually, there’s nothing wrong with these games. Buying this game leads you to a direct new hit in your collection. Everything in these games is authentic and extensive. Unfortunate, a manager could be compared with a lesson in bookkeeping. That’s how I think about it and I would rather not be flooded with hate mails. I mean, come on… Why would you stare at charts and graphs in your spare time?
LMA Manager 2004 fits with the games which are made for freaks and real big fans. It’s hard to recognize this game between the helicopter sims and the golf games. These games may be popular on your pc, but they can’t entertain big crowds on a console. Is it because this game is so bad you will turn into a nerd just by playing it? Not at all, but you may find it a little dull. But I can understand it if dull people give this game a higher score than I did. Everything is correct and according to the new season.
At first, you aren’t able to choose all the teams and countries, but after a couple of hours you can win different things by winning some games. For example, there are 31 countries, 785 teams and more than 18 500 players available. That will keep you off the street for a couple of days. Do you decide to make big money with the big guys, or do you keep it simple at first by challenging small teams in lower divisions? All choices you have to make in LMA Manager 2004. I can tell you it’s much more satisfying to grow from a complete loser to the manager of maybe, Manchester United.
Can’t choose between the numerous teams in this game? Than you may be interested in Fantasy Team Mode. No fairies, goblins and monsters, but a home-made team with different choices to be made. You can even choose your own shirts and stadiums. You can see how well your players perform in the different graphs and lists put into the game. This could be a boring situation, yet these lists are very efficient and tidy. They’re still boring as hell, but they will make your life as a manager a lot easier once you get used to it. This version even has its own interface, to suit the gamers with a PS2.
They say LMA Manager 2004 is the best looking football manager ever. Maybe, but I don’t see why this is an advantage. We all know football managers look like something between a zip and an omelette, and I mean a dirty omelette. Yeah, sure, you could set apart the ball and the players, and that’s about everything I could say about these graphics. But honestly, I don’t think a fan of the series gives a bloody fuck about graphics. You can see what to do, It’s tidy enough, and that’s all that matters. A true fan will even enjoy a big text with some pictures.
After playing your match, you can look how well (or how unbelievably sad) your players have done doing what they’re were supposed to do. In a presentation, you will get good comment on your managing skills, or a literal beating from the presenter. All small things which make LMA Manager 2004 a little bit more interesting than other managers.
Actually, I don’t think this review has any use at all. If you really like managers, you will buy this game without thinking. It’s the best you can get on consoles. But if you don’t like managers, you will likely be as bored as at school. I would like to give the game 2 grades. If you like manager sims, than this game deserves a nice 80. If you hate manager sims, I would prefer a 50. Only for the real fans… Those Managers…