Name: New Star Soccer 5
Genre: Indie game
Developer: New Star Games
Publisher: New Star Games
Release Date: 11.8.2011
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In creation menu you will have few basic options, after you choosed the club you will need to complete trial that has few tasks and if you pass them successful you will get contract. Now be careful, if you pass trial, but not so good you will not get so good contract and probably you will start as substitution, but later if you prove yourself you will start in first team.
We must say that interface in this game is really great organised and very easy to use. The game is rich with content, from trainings to casinos, buying stuff from shop, meeting with friends, boss and more. The relationships in this game is very important, for instance if you are not meeting with your team, going to casino or playing bowling with them it can have bad effect on you, cause they will pass less to you and probably coach will put you on bench. Relationships must be somehow balanced or you will have big problems. Here is one tip: don’t mess up with your boss, cause if you have none or bad relationships you will not play and than you can try searching new club in 95% cases.
TRAINING & BALANCE
You start as 16 old player, so when you go to training screen you will see that in some categories you have only half star or none. So if you are centre forward you will probably train shooting, heading and maybe pace, but be careful every training takes 15% from your energy and sometimes if you dont have 100% energy you will probably not start in first team. Balance is one of key words in this game, especially when you must train, go to shop or meet with your friends, fans or someone else you will loose energy (training -> -15%, meeting -> 15%, shooping -> 20%). So balance your obligations, maybe train this week, next week go shooping and meeeting someone.
This is not FIFA or PES or some other football game with 3D match engine. NSS 5 and NSS series is unique cause they still use old 2D match engine like Sensible Soccer. Top-down view, graphics are not so important in this game, stadiums are not bad design and crowd too. Atmosphere is not bad, in background you can hear fans chanting and if you miss they will like uffffffffffff, sounds are realistic if we can call them like that.
NSS is great series, every year game is improving, you have more fun with every new game from NSS series and I must say this is one of the best indie games I ever played and series. The game is very good balanced, controls are easy and everything is organized like in real life. Maybe the game price is too high, but its indie game and we really need to support indie developers by buying their games. The game price is 20$ for premium for more info check the NSS 5 site http://www.newstarsoccer.com/info.php
FINAL SCORE: 9/10