When I used to play sports games, I always looked at any Manager option with confusion and disdain. Why the hell would I want to sit there and do nothing when I could play ?
Well, things have changed over the years; specifically, the depth and involvement concerning simulation sports elements in video games. And besides, I was never hardcore enough to care. Those who do care might like to hear that this year's new FIFA installment will feature an upgraded "Be A Manager" mode, as FIFA 12 producer David Rutter informed IncGamers :
"Our big focus this year has actually been on 'Be A Manager.' Overwhelmingly, the popularity of career mode rests on the manager side of things."
Rutter didn't have much to say about the Be A Pro mode, other than that they have "a lot of cool stuff" in the works for the online play. But this bit about being a manager at the pro soccer level should be enticing for ardent followers of the sport. And hey, if the US women's World Cup team keeps doing insane things like what it did yesterday, we'll all be soccer fans very soon. Did you see that?
Related Game(s): FIFA 12