Oct 1, 2012Don't pay for this ever. Honestly I bought it and I sorely regret it even for an indie game it probably be worth a £1 or 2$ or something not what the ask for it. The graphics are appalling, I mean smearing a mouse across the screen because the developer was not bothered to add a refresh function is just bad. The game mechanics are awful, the controls are more like guidelines for your player than actual orders and ai is so thick it was coded by repeatedly striking a keyboard with a stick instead of actually coding. The game is boring and repetitive and I have clocked over 200 hours on FM12 so this really pushes the boundaries of bad. This game has no redeeming qualities what so ever. In hindsight steam allows for any game to be published and this one just does not cut it. The whole thing is made worse by the simple fact that the idea is nice but fifa does it better and it's only a gimmick in that game rather than the core of it. There is just no standards by which this game is acceptable I would rather spend the same amount of money made in the RPG maker than on this god-awful waste of disk-space.
I was horribly disappointing by lack of any interest or or fun moments but then again I pre-purchased SOTS2 so most likely I just have bad luck in game picks.
All in all Save Your Money this game is not worth it and if you want a gimmick like the one this game provides get a fifa or fifa manager that provide this feature at a higher price but at least provide something more fun than smacking your head against a wall… Expand
Oct 26, 2012New Star Soccer 5 is currently the newest release in the series published by New Star Games. There are a few things that make this newest release much different from the previous games, one being the completely new match engine. There's also an online account system, along with a free to play option as well. Players who choose to play free are limited to three matches per day, however it gives anyone curious about the game a chance to try before they buy. They also dropped the player database from the game, stating that maintaining such a database takes far too much work, and would require extra licensing as well. With all of the differences aside, let's talk about gameplay. In New Star Soccer 5, you take control of a player of your choice. You choose your appearance, your position, and even which team and league you would like to play in. Despite there being "no real players or leagues in the game," there are enough of both to keep the game deep and fresh. Once you get into the actual game, you will notice how truly the deep the game is. It literally keeps track of everything you do in-game; every win, loss, draw, pass, assist, goal, etc. Your player has a certain set of skills that can be upgraded. The better your skills, the better your player is going to perform during each match. Along with this, you can buy different equipment or goods (NRG drinks, beer, enhancers) in order to improve your skills for a certain amount of games. Keep an eye on your energy bar, as that will tell you how much stamina you have for the next match. Doing things such as shopping or improving your relationships with various people will drain your energy, so be careful! During each match, you have full control over your player. Depending on your energy, your boss's happiness with you, and if you have an injury or not, your player will either play the whole much, be a substitute, or not play at all. While in-game, you play a regular match of soccer. You have to pass, intercept, assist, and score for your team in order to win. At the end of every match, you get a match score in which you will be graded by your performance. The better you do, the better your relations will improve with your boss, your team, and your fans. Your skills will also increase by doing well in a match. After each match, your teams stats will either increase or decrease depending on how they performed. You will either move up or move down in your league, which is vital considering the last three teams get dropped after each year, and the top three get to move up. The main goal of the game is to simply progress and lead your team to victory. Do well enough, and you can become team captain. This lets the player make more decisions, such as picking team formations during a match. Team captain isn't easy to achieve though, as you have to get your star rating up. Star rating is the total of all your relations with your people. Throughout the game, you have to maintain positive terms with your boss, your team, your fans, your friends, your girlfriend, and your sponsors. You can spend energy in order to improve these, but generally they can be improved (or decreased) depending on how well you do during a match. In conclusion, New Star Soccer 5 is a very deep game with tons of aspects to it. I couldn't tell you about every part of the game, so you'll have to try it for yourself. All in all, I feel it is a great game, with tons of content that will keep you coming back for hours and hours. For only 15 dollars, this game is a must-buy.… Expand
Nov 28, 2013If you played NSS3 and liked it (or even if you didn't), don't buy this game. I loved NSS3 and I was hoping for a version with refined gameplay, more indepth attributes and more realism. Boy, was I wrong.
Here is a list of some of the reasons why I don't like the game:
- Gameplay: the player feels like gliding on ice. If you release the running button, your player just glides on. This makes for frustrating moments when trying to move with precision. The camera keeps zooming in and out all the time. I had no issues controlling the player in NSS3 with great precision, but this feels just frustrating. What kind of soccer player can't stop running without continuing on for 3 meters?
- AI: the players around you are total morons, no improvement at all. On the contrary, I feel they got even dumber. Very disappointing, but at least it somehow creates a balance with the horrible player control.
- Simplified training system: less room for player progress, most of the training challenges are a joke. What is the target group? 5 year olds?
- Graphics: no real progress, just a different skin. And not the good kind of different. Lacking atmosphere and charm. The online comparison, which seems to be the central part, since it's the home screen is useless for single player why make it the central point? Useless.
My overall experience is, that the game feels bland. A big step back from NSS3, I wish I hadn't spent my money on it.… Expand