Playing as a manager is a huge part of FIFA 13 on Wii U. It’s not just a jaunt through career mode, but as Prior said, it’s a feature designed “for the dads” out there. Essentially, with the mode in place, you can switch to manager with the same ease you swap teams in any EA Sports game. With the mode, you’ll open up a variety of tactical options to drive your team to victory.
The screen is broken up into vertical tabs on the right side of the touch screen, such as one for roster, radar of the on-field action, formation options, and man marking, among others. We’d love to see a heat map make its way into future versions, but it’s a great debut for the new hardware.
While playing as manager, you’ll have all of the options in real-time at your disposal that you’d normally have to pause a menu to traverse. With the radar turned on, you can see which player is where on the pitch, and you can pull up his stamina levels, match stats (shots, bookings, number of fouls and offsides), and even pick a player who you want others to pass to.