Despite much of the game being toned down from FM’s wealth of features, one side-feature that remains virtually untouched is the tactical screen, which comes replete with the usual list of hugely comprehensive options.
After setting your formation and choosing your starting line-up, you can then tweak the finer details of your master plan, with an abundance of both Team and Individual Player instructions.
But what about the actual matches? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that these are already looking more than a little impressive. Akin to watching a game in FM07 in Highlights mode, FML’s games typically last somewhere between five and ten minutes. You and your opponent are first given five minutes to submit a teamsheet to the ref, after which you watch the action unfold on the traditional top-down 2D match engine.