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drewan79
27-10-2009, 18:17
ign has given fm 2010 9.3
if you want to reader the review follow the link or look further down for the summeray

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/103/1038889p1.html











8.0 Presentation
Huge effort has gone into making the spreadsheet visuals look cleaner and prettier than last year.
6.0 Graphics
Last years' 3D match engine has been improved, but not enough to make it worthwhile.
2.0 Sound
The usual crowd noises. Do yourself a favour, whack on some tunes instead.
9.5 Gameplay
The FM we know and love, but with virtually every aspect given a little polish.
9.5 Lasting Appeal
18-hour-striaght sessions are par for the course with FM, with the 2010 iteration likely to be no exception.
9.3
Outstanding OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)

Justified
27-10-2009, 18:20
I agree fully with the closing comments


In short FM2010 isn’t an evolutionary step in the series. Instead it’s merely an incredibly well produced update. SI has lovingly polished the FM bodywork, added some spoilers, alloys and a couple of PS3s in the passenger seats, but underneath it’s the same engine. Luckily under the hood everything is in full working order; for detail and realism FM2010 is - as usual - in a league of its own. It’s the stat-heavy beast beloved by millions of PC Gamers, but prettier, more accessible and with some ingenious new tweaks. FM2010 is not however a Fernando Torres-style game-changer that takes the series to the next level.

lee50_11
27-10-2009, 18:24
looks good but for sound, you can get a sound pack and graphics have never been top priority and are fine anyway

dirtyscarab
27-10-2009, 18:34
Thanks for link. I shall read it on my lunch hour :)

People like ign have to review things like 'graphics' & 'sound' because for most games, these are important factors, but for FM... well, I think that they're the least important aspects of the game. Glad it got a good review, but I don't think it'll matter either way from a selling point.

ACMilanBRA
27-10-2009, 18:37
fm should have some kind of in-game music player, that way people who play in fullscreen dont have to alt-tab all the time to change songs, at least this way the game could have some better ratings in "sound".


hehe, i also want to see the US ign review

fmobande
27-10-2009, 18:44
fm should have some kind of in-game music player, that way people who play in fullscreen dont have to alt-tab all the time to change songs, at least this way the game could have some better ratings in "sound".


hehe, i also want to see the US ign review


IGN said "The usual crowd noises. Do yourself a favour, whack on some tunes instead."

Thank god Bennico in the world to provide us better Crowd Noises :thup:lol

ChewyFun
27-10-2009, 18:47
Pretty miffed about the "It's the FM we all know and love" part - iirc they slated the game last year.

Donald-Duck
27-10-2009, 18:49
Pretty miffed about the "It's the FM we all know and love" part - iirc they slated the game last year.

Different reviewer.

ChewyFun
27-10-2009, 18:54
Different reviewer.

Oh yeah good point! Nice for our FM getting some big praise though :thup:

Justified
27-10-2009, 19:01
Different reviewer.

Yeah the guy who made the bad review I recall was an American reviewer who was not use to the sports simulation genre at all. It must be tough for sites like IGN to review games like Fm as it has it's own stand-alone genre as it caters to a diffrent kind of gamer who appreciates the detail of tactics, simulation and database detail.

dave byrd
27-10-2009, 19:01
I never bother with the sound, it's pathetically bad. Why on earth don't they for once at least try and do something with the sounds?

Justified
27-10-2009, 19:51
I never bother with the sound, it's pathetically bad. Why on earth don't they for once at least try and do something with the sounds?

I'd rather have a better overall game then just focus on sounds

Mike7077
27-10-2009, 19:57
Yeah the guy who made the bad review I recall was an American reviewer who was not use to the sports simulation genre at all. It must be tough for sites like IGN to review games like Fm as it has it's own stand-alone genre as it caters to a diffrent kind of gamer who appreciates the detail of tactics, simulation and database detail.

FM actually appeals to more than just gamers. It goes so far as to people who don't know the first thing about gaming. I'm an example of that. I don't own any console and never have. I play one game on my laptop, and that's FM. I don't know anything about any other game, and have no interest in it.

x42bn6
27-10-2009, 19:59
I want Avi Burk to do this one again!

woody2goody
27-10-2009, 20:06
I don't get why they say the 3d engine 'isn't worthwhile'? At least you can see what your players are doing now.

PS Why should FM have to reinvent itself every year? Just because it's essentially the same engine, doesn't mean there haven't been hundreds of little improvements. I sometimes wonder just how much attention these reviewers pay to the games, because essentially, what he said, is it's almost the same as FM2009, when, to me at least, it's so much better.

I'd rather get an 'update' than a completely new game which is an absolute mess. SI are doing the right thing in the way they are developing the game.

You don't have a bad game if you get 9.3 from IGN. I dare say Call of Duty will maybe get a bit higher, but not many games will.

One day, I'd love a reviewer to not use the word 'spreadsheet' in an FM review also.

PGB_SPURS_FM09
27-10-2009, 20:10
Funny how the Review has a big advertisement in the middle of it advertising fifa manager 2010 lol! Worst place it could be advertised surely?!

Mike7077
27-10-2009, 20:17
I don't get why they say the 3d engine 'isn't worthwhile'?

It does seem a bit shortsighted of them. I mean, I think they're probably just about right in what they say about the 3D match view, but that doesn't make it not worthwhile. As with many FM features, it will take time to develop. Perhaps a better argument would that they included it too early, but again, that doesn't mean it's not worthwhile.

Neji
27-10-2009, 20:25
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=157757

Please use that thread to discuss reviews :thup: