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You Are The Ref
Referee in your pocket
by Vaughn Highfield 21/2/2013
Product: You Are The Ref
Developer: Four Door Lemon
Format: Android, PS Vita, Xperia Play
Genre: Quiz
Players: 1-2
Version: Europe
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It happens to the best of us: you're sat watching a football match when a referee makes what you feel is an idiotic decision. You shout at your TV, you vent your spleen on social networks, and you inevitably announce that you could do a better job yourself.

Well, 4 Door Lemon has decided to call your bluff.

In principle, playing as a referee could make for an incredibly boring game. Imagine a version of FIFA in which all you could do was pause a match and dole out cards, penalties, and free kicks. Konami would rejoice.

Thankfully, You Are The Ref takes a different approach, providing you with pub quiz-style questions with multiple-choice answers. ...
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An interesting idea executed in a rather conservative manner. It’s hard no matter what your level of football knowledge is, but it's best reserved for the staunch footie fan
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 4
Value: 6
Innovation: 6
Overall: 5
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