Real Football 2013 Review: Android & iPhone

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There hasn’t been a version since 2013 of Game Loft’s popular Real Football series, I’ve no idea why because their 2012 version was spot on and with 2013 turning freemium it was time for a new version to be introduced into 2014 or this year with a more balance in app purchase model or a completely paid for game.

So I thought I’d take a look back at 2013’s game as it’s just as playable now as it was 2 years ago when it was released although the more discerning football gamer may have a few problems with it such as myself.

As of late, I’ve been quite partial to the odd glass of ice-cold, liquid football poured from such a height that it. My brand of football game has varied from a broad take on the intricacies of the game seen in New Star Soccer and a condensed version of the best aspect of the game (scoring goals) that forms the heart of the gameplay in Flick Kick Football Kickoff. Real Football 2013 claims to be an “immersive football simulation” and also claims that in playing the game that you “are football. You are Real Football”. I’m never one to let bold claims such as this slide into the realms of being accepted without being properly contested. I’d like to pour through the particulars of this newest edition of the football simulation series and see whether this claim is justified and based upon truly remarkable gameplay, or whether the quoted words will crumble into the ground and into the foundations of unjustified claims beneath. Careful; if you get any further towards the edge of your seat, you may just fall off.

It’s Football, and Sadly as we Know It

Upon opening Real Football 2013 and managing to get over the fact that such a seemingly comprehensive football simulation title is free to download (there’s a reason for this and it’s covered below), you are immediately thrust into the selection of your league and the club of your choosing. Now, pick carefully since you cannot change your mind at a later time; such is an example of the rigidity that the game manages to display in spite of its offering of such a seemingly wide range of elements of football for you to get yourself stuck into. Your career begins after this selection, and it will involve various aspects of the game which are borrowed from the real-life dealings of football, such as managing your team, selecting your formation, building and maintaining of your club’s facilities (hospital, spa etc.) and hiring new members of staff; you will of course be immersed into the on-pitch action as well. On paper, this game sounds like a pretty damn comprehensive simulation of football as a sport in its entirety, allowing you some action on the pitch and full control of things that go on behind the scenes. On paper, this is true, but theories often fall apart when put to the test, and disappointingly, this game is no exception

As of late, I’ve been quite partial to the odd glass of ice-cold, liquid football poured from such a height that it. My brand of football game has varied from a broad take on the intricacies of the game seen in New Star Soccer and a condensed version of the best aspect of the game (scoring goals) that forms the heart of the gameplay in Flick Kick Football Kickoff. Real Football 2013 claims to be an “immersive football simulation” and also claims that in playing the game that you “are football. You are Real Football”. I’m never one to let bold claims such as this slide into the realms of being accepted without being properly contested. I’d like to pour through the particulars of this newest edition of the football simulation series and see whether this claim is justified and based upon truly remarkable gameplay, or whether the quoted words will crumble into the ground and into the foundations of unjustified claims beneath. Careful; if you get any further towards the edge of your seat, you may just fall off.

It’s Football, and Sadly as we Know It

Upon opening Real Football 2013 and managing to get over the fact that such a seemingly comprehensive football simulation title is free to download (there’s a reason for this and it’s covered below), you are immediately thrust into the selection of your league and the club of your choosing. Now, pick carefully since you cannot change your mind at a later time; such is an example of the rigidity that the game manages to display in spite of its offering of such a seemingly wide range of elements of football for you to get yourself stuck into. Your career begins after this selection, and it will involve various aspects of the game which are borrowed from the real-life dealings of football, such as managing your team, selecting your formation, building and maintaining of your club’s facilities (hospital, spa etc.) and hiring new members of staff; you will of course be immersed into the on-pitch action as well. On paper, this game sounds like a pretty damn comprehensive simulation of football as a sport in its entirety, allowing you some action on the pitch and full control of things that go on behind the scenes. On paper, this is true, but theories often fall apart when put to the test, and disappointingly, this game is no exception

Match Abandoned

Though the experience looks to be one of depth and overwhelming choice, playing through the first 20 minutes of your career makes it clear Gameloft’s follow up to Real Football 2012 is in actual fact very limited; you are forced through a lengthy tutorial-like process in which you cannot skip matches, you must wait painstaking amounts of time for any upgrades to be performed to your complex and when it comes down to it, having to pay what is undeniably an extortionate amount of money for things to be sped up and advantages in general simply prevented me from getting anywhere near s much enjoyment out of the title as I had anticipated. Falling only slightly about average in terms of general experience, the game’s only outstanding feature is its aesthetics, and being on a mobile platform, you won’t hear people going to a rave to express their feelings about it. Real Football 2013 is a game that is ideal for true fans of the game, and those willing to give up large amounts of time and actual cash. Casual players looking for a more lightweight, instantly-rewarding (or even rewarding in the first place) experience, I recommend Flick Kick Football Kickoff. For those who want the deeper experience, stick with Real Football 2013 also playable on iPhone; you never know, you may end up enjoying it.