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#1 Janichsan

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:51 PM

Just stumbled upon this by pure chance: New Star Soccer 4. It's a far cry from FIFA Soccer but still an actual soccer game – not just a manager game.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

Oooooh - aaaaaaah.  ;)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

Meh. The controls are awkward, I can't play with the full team (just one player? really?) during league mode, all kinds of misspellings (Bandesliga?), etc. I also had "fun" trying to figure out how the hell to continue play after a penalty kick has been awarded to the other team: all my players did was run around in a circle like idiots.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:53 PM

View PostPegasus, on March 29th 2009, 04:46 PM, said:

... all my players did was run around in a circle like idiots.

Sounds like futbol to me.  ;)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

View PostPegasus, on March 29th 2009, 08:46 PM, said:

all kinds of misspellings (Bandesliga?)

This isn't because of licensing restrictions? I'm not football fan, but I know a lot of these games have to change a couple of letters in every player's name to avoid being sued...
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

spot on Charmin. Only Fifa has any really major name licenses, whilst PES has got a small clutch of big teams (i think liverpool, maybe, is one of them). The latter has a total editing suite and theres download-able mod files for all formats which give all the major team's names and likenesses, as near as is possible.

This game probably isnt a patch on Fifa 09. A game which I am ashamed to admit I own. I dont like football, but I like the game, its bizarrely addictive.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this but this isn't that bad. Not great but certainly better than I expected. It's pretty ambitious for a $20 soccer game.

However the realism of it took a bit of a hit when I didn't get benched by halftime because I stunk.  :P

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

View PostTacohead, on March 30th 2009, 02:28 AM, said:

I can't believe I'm saying this but this isn't that bad. Not great but certainly better than I expected. It's pretty ambitious for a $20 soccer game.
Considering it's basically a one man job (plus a handful of contributors) and written in a (very modern and performant) BASIC dialect...

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:28 AM

View PostJanichsan, on April 1st 2009, 10:26 AM, said:

(very modern and performant) BASIC dialect...

Surely that's a contradiction :)

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:28 AM

View Postedddeduck, on April 9th 2009, 01:28 PM, said:

Surely that's a contradiction :)
Surprisingly not. BlitzMax is surely not suitable for huge triple-A games, but there are quite a few very decent shareware games coded with it out there – for instance Platypus.

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