No two games of Football Manager are ever alike, and the “true ending” is largely up to you. If you like multiple overlapping systems with a depth and complexity that can’t easily be min-maxed, Football Manager’s got that in spades. Praise RNGesus!
"On book bans, Google Fusion, car-free cities, cars as spyware, and a podcast recommendation." Five things for September 21, 2023.
"On Gen Z, hip hop, Netflix games, Football Manager, and my film nerd son." Five things for August 23, 2023.
Some people play games to relax, to escape the tedium and/or stress of their jobs, to challenge their reflexes — physical and mental. Football Manager is a bizarre combination of both, which really should not be appealing at all. It can be stressful and tedious, while also challenging your mental abilities because, at the end of the day, it's a glorified spreadsheet with multiple pivot tables — and I love it so much, it's taken me a week to stop playing it long enough to write this post about it!
"On KKR and publishing, book bans' human cost, more World Cup, and becoming a Trekkie." Five things for August 17, 2023.
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Much like the lack of flying cars and personal jetpacks, the internet in 2023 is a major disappointment.
"How Ya Like Me Now" Five things for July 6, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
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"Let it die." Five things for June 8, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.