Sport games aren't really my interest but have given it ago, sadly it's not for me - it seems slow and I have no idea what I am doing! Nice to experience a new game and genre that I wouldn't normally try. I have played FIFA on PS4 before and still not sure what the buttons do, so I don't think I stood much chance on the SMS. Thanks for picking it though
This is exactly what the game club is about! Trying something new, maybe something you normally wouldn't try, and sharing your thoughts. I commend you for stepping outside your "comfort zone" and giving it a go.
Sadly, Kaunisto you have chosen a game i don't have I think it's great that you have picked a game you have a physical copy of, as well as the years of memories attached to it. Your write up/intro to the game was well written, I like that you included your personal preferred settings and admit to "bad habits". I also find it interesting that names change based on language selection, as well as inconsistent referee calls (much like real life, lol) Thanks for taking part in the game club!
Post by Transatlantic Foe on Apr 17, 2017 15:24:40 GMT
Finally had time to sit down with the emulator and this was..... not worth the wait.
I endured a few practice matches (the ones against no opposition but a goalie), scoring twice. My experience did not make me want to take on an actual opponent - for the sake of my sanity. "Passing" and "dribbling" are just different ways of bouncing the ball off your players, you never feel in control. You can also kick the ball.... sometimes it acts like a pass, other times like a shot and I have no idea what this is supposed to achieve. Full speed is just wat due to the rate your players zip around but slow it down and, while it's more playable, you wait an age for your players to move when the ball's out of play (and getting them on the pitch is painful).
I don't mind a football game that you have to get to grips with when you're facing an opponent, but this was borderline unplayable just trying to move the ball around between my own players unopposed. Definitely a genre that struggled when it was growing up!
The sheer difficulty and certain randomness make it interesting for me still after 25 years. SKO is the one sports game where I can truly say that I have pretty close to 50% chance of winning a game. That's the main reason I enjoy it, I'll have to agree it has much in the gameplay that isn't exactly enjoyable.