Real Soccer 2013 Review
For those of you who think that PES series become more lame from year to year and believe that EA only add more license to their FIFA game, now you’ve got a brand new alternative to satisfy your football gaming need. Gameloft is recently release Real Soccer 2013 at Google Play store. Yep, this series was previously called as Real Football. But it seems like there are some dumbs out there think that this is a game where players asked to carry on ball from one side to another and score something they called as touchdown? Well, i won’t go further on that. Now it’s time for me to tell you my experience with Real Soccer 2013. Let me star, shall we?
Let me start with the game system first. Just like any other football sim game, Real Soccer 2013 offer you an opportunity to take control of big soccer club in any league that you want. Not only make sure that your club win something each season, you’re also need to take care other important things like building stadium, facilities, train players, manage season ticketing, and many more. However, all of these activities require in game cash. Which, off course, can be obtained by spending some real money on Gameloft’s website.
For me, it is quite ridicilous to make a football game with this freemium style. You see, football (or soccer) fans are always go hardcore when it comes to what they want from their game. While on the other hand, i can’t imagine how if there’s a guy who spend almost 5 dollar a week on Farm Ville has some interest to play Gameloft’s Real Soccer 2013.
Gameloft might argue that they made better game by adding licensed club and player photos. However, that is not always the case for anyone who want to build or create an amazing football game. Just look at Sensible Soccer and PES. These two game are currently lack of “real” clubs and players, but that don’t stop players from around the world to praise and follow the series each year.
In terms of gameplay, Real Soccer 2013 is not impressive at all. As a veteran player of FIFA and PES series, i can tell you that Gameloft’s team is very inexperienced in making game with such genre. Make a player to do simple movement like passing is incredible difficult. Not to mention that you have to do weird thing like swipe the pass button up in order to perform a cross once you reach the byline. You can do some skills and trick, but it is not as good or intuitive as EA’s skill stick system.
On the other hand, defense system is also very terrible. You can “press” your opponent, but it seems won’t do any good. All you get is your player running side by side with the opponent and practically do nothing! Off course you can opt to do sliding tackle, but the AI judgement is very poor that you will get your player sent out after playing for just five seconds.
Overall, Real Soccer 2013 won’t be my first or even fifth choice for football game on Android. If you’re looking for five minute thrill, i recommend you to install casual game like Flick Kick Football. On the other hand, football fans that interested to have a console-like experience on their handset still need to rely on FIFA 13 and PES 2013 at the moment.
Anyway, if you want to try, you can download Real Soccer 2013 here.