Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Match, The'

Rating:2 User: YOR

This, like 1st Division Manager, was written by a lad called Nick Thompson. Whereas 1st Division Manager was picked up by Code Masters, this was picked up by Cult, and you can see how much of a difference these games are in standard with Code Masters' assistance in the previous game and Thompson doing his own thing in this one. It does have the same menu look for when you enter your name, but you now get to select you team this time, in my case Blackpool for no reason except these games never seem to have my team in the game. The squad selection screen is similar to 1st Division Manager as well, just not as pretty looking, and there's no player ratings here so who the best players are for your team is guesswork. The match screen is also very similar, if not directly copied from 1st Division Manager. Simply put, while it's not a terrible game, basically everything good in 1st Division Manager is gone and this now resembles pretty much the same football manager games I've been playing and reviewing for the past 93 years.