Just like its bigger PC brother, the PSP version of Football Manager 2009 has a new view for watching matches. The 2D engine makes its debut on the PSP having proven to be a winner with PC FM fans over the last few years. And it makes a difference – seeing the action unfold makes the game much more believable and cements FM 2009 Handheld as the best footy management game on any handheld.
Football Manager is back, polished, and addictive as ever. Yep, just polished, sadly – a sure sign you’re not witnessing a revolution. Nevertheless, with the introduction of several new features – coupled with an overall refinement – FM10 is still PSP’s top management title. The AI has been sharpened, so the live action is more believable – dreadful players no longer score 50-yard screamers.
Ford Off Road is what Test Drive Unlimited would be like if you took out all the really cool cars and removed the sense of freedom. You start off with the choice of a Land Rover or a big Ford pick-up to drive around the desert - hardly the most hair-raising selection of full-blooded motoring. And things don’t get much better. The game is split into three rough parts. Events start off in a dustbowl - yellow - and then slowly move to take in
Half-assed handheld ports of console games are nothing new, but with the advent of the powerful PSP, we kind of thought those days were coming to an end. No such luck, if the PSP version of From Russia With Love is anything to go by. In adapting the console game of the same name, it cuts out the driving, many of the gameplay nuances and nearly half the levels, leaving us with a passable, short James Bond shooter that we're still expected to pay $40 for.
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