Some think geeks do not understand, or want to understand football (not the American variation, but FOOTball). Most are right. The majority of us just can’t find any joy in running behind a ball.
And then there’s the rest of us. The ones who know the feeling of landing a perfect shot, adrenaline running through your veins and the joy of ultimate exhaustion.
Save the exhaustion, these are the things we’re looking at today. The joy of football – without even leaving your comfy seat!
Some time ago, we talked about. That list, although still very enjoyable, is now sadly outdated.
We’ve got a new football game for you today, and it’s called Football Superstars.
Football Superstars is the first ever truly virtual football world. You can not only play football over the net with other people, but also enjoy life as famous football players do – go to bars and restaurants, and even give interviews to aspiring journalists.
This game doesn’t stop after the match is played, but is an extending virtual superstar experience that will only stop when you see fit.
Play as an Individual
In most on- or offline football games, you play with the whole team. You flick between your different Ronaldo’s and give passes to yourself. Until now, multiplayer football games often just meant that you were playing against the team of another player.
Not in Football Superstars, though. In this game, you play as an individual player, or superstar, if you’re lucky. This means that when playing a proper match, you’ll be playing with ten and against eleven other players from all over the world. The word ‘team’ gets its meaning back and the game has just gotten an awful lot bigger.
In Football Superstars, you can also join ‘real teams’, similar to the guilds of the MMO world. You’ll have your own emblem and a fixed player composition, so you’ll be more familiar and better adjusted to the people you’re playing with. That, and you can make a name for yourself.
Of course, if you can’t find 22 (decent) players to set up a match, you don’t need to box up. Games can be played with a minimum of 3 versus 3 players.
Live the Life
But playing (and of course, winning) in football matches is only half of the deal in Football Superstars. A ‘virtual football world’, in this game, means you get to live the life as well.
The game hosts plenty of commodities to entertain you while you aren’t doing the foot-to-ball thing. Team up with your fellow players after ‘work’ and go have a drink at the pub, or a bite at the nearby restaurant. The world covers plenty of places to keep you entertained.
By participating in these events, you can work on your fame level. A higher fame level will get you better football positions, a better paycheck, and so on.
And a famous football player, of course, can’t head out without the right equipment. Throughout the map, there are a number of shops, including a virtual Puma shop. Here you can buy new sporting equipment, like shoes and training vests.
There are also other shops where you can buy regular clothing (male and female), to style your character the comfy style.
All these things are bought with the ingame FSD or FSB currency. They can be earned by playing games for your football team. The size of your paycheck depends on a number of factors, like fame, skill and position.
Managing a Team
Managing, coaching and Captain positions are also available for premium members.
These allow the player to experience a football management game, but on a whole new level. Buy in real players, and do play them out against each other. When managing in Football Superstars, you get to look past the numbers and have a live example of your team.
What do you think? Best game ever, or only mediocre quality? Do you know of any other similar games? Do tell us all about it in the comments below.