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Appalling in every way,
This review is from: Championship Manager 2006 (PC CD) (Video Game)Having been a fan of the Championship Manager series since the days of Championship Manager 2 all the way back in the 95/96 season it disappoints me that I now have to change my allegiance.
I have been quite contented with the 01/02 version of the game but decided it was time for an update, but I find with this new and updated version that everything that made Championship Manager great has been taken away.
The editor has been removed, one of the best parts of the old game was being able to create your own players or update the database to keep it accurate.
Anyone wishing to manage a nation, which is likely considering the season being a World Cup year will be disappointed as this has also been axed.
To make things even worse you can now only manage ONE team, the best feature about the CM series was being able to manage several good teams and your home town club. I remember playing 97/98 with my brother and cousin where we were all a club and it was a contest who could win the league, but alas this is no more.
All this is replaced with a ridiculous in match chess game which bears little resemblance to what is actually going on, while many flaws remain such as dominating the side for the whole game but losing 1-0 after the CPU team has just one shot in 90 minutes, and the curious fact that every goalkeeper seems to have had both arms and legs amputated. Whilst navigating through the game is infruirating and tedious
While the benefactor update and the ability to actually talk to your players properlly rather than just fining them every now and then is a great idea there are far too many things that made the Champ Manager series the best football management game going.
Avoid this game.