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Football Manager Classic 2014
A game of three thirds
by Harry Slater 10/4/2014
Product: Football Manager Classic 2014
Developer: Sports Interactive
Publisher: Sega
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Sports, Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Baron Kickington isn't a particularly shrewd media man, but when it comes to taking advice from his underlings about which players are getting a bit sleepy he's second to none.

In his first season he's led Hull City from the middle of the Premier League, thanks mainly to their alphabetic positioning at the start of the campaign, to somewhere slightly lower down the table.

He also managed to win the friendly cup, somehow pushing a team of second string players to a magnificent 6-1 win against Sampdoria in the final. He also accidentally played a goal keeper in defence for a while.

But here's the twist. Baron Kickington is me. He's just the name of my managerial prospect in Football Manager Classic for PS Vita. It's me tapping the buttons, me making the decisions, and me selecting the goalkeeper. ...
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It's not perfect, and the controls in particular are annoying, but there's a decent management sim here all the same
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 8
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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