I remember how they spoke of this game in my time at school, at recess, during classes and surreal stupefying dissections of Natural Sciences. Many of my teammates had in their PC’s, and featured him a word never heard before: gameplay. No wonder that the first time I heard this term was associated with this game, because after him like a glove .
I then pulled my Sega Mega Drive and curious I hastened to rent. To begin the title intrigued me a lot of the game: were particularly sensitive commands? Do you would mourn? I soon discovered that 1) Sensible English does not mean what it seems, but “sensible” and 2) Sensible was the name of the company that published the game. So the mystery of its title was buttoned only see the credits on the cover.
And what a great game masters. Given the pace of new entertainment platforms that brought many new graphics capabilities in both football games and many other genres are increasingly looking for more realism and spectacle. However Sensible Soccer deliberately wore a retro aesthetic, and then a classic vertical scrolling overhead view reminiscent of classics like Kick Off. Players tiny little ones, and simple graphics to the fullest. Yes, very colorful and remarkable music.
Everything after that was a game that could understand the operation of which any player from the beginning, but then I discovered how little details that made it very fluid. Different types of passes, the ability to print backspin to the ball … and especially the facility to produce plays based on the jogo bonito.
But if there is one feature that I loved and had not seen before was the ability to fully customize tournament, teams and players to change the taste. Name of equipment, luggage, names and characteristics of the players took the opportunity to transform a … Betis team, then recently promoted to First with Cuellar, Vidakovic, Kowalzyck, Marquez and company. This customization is becoming common among users of the game because the teams and the players had their names slightly changed to avoid legal problems. For my part, going up a grade level freak, I created a team of friends, and of course me crack center forward striker.Come, recognize that all were doing the same!
A couple of years appeared new version of the game for the PC’s most modern, which seems to look exactly the same as looking at the time of the first Pentium or consoles 16 or more bits: back to basics in the midst of an era TV obsessively seeks realism applied to video games like FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer. I also had the opportunity to play in this new edition on my computer today, and he invested a few hours but did not get hooked like the old version. And is that the maximum rushed back to the video game, something like the chapter of the Simpsons where Homer presents the income statement released just before the fence post will be closed completely. And a little I went back to renting.
Already at that time was becoming a larger saga: The FIFA International Soccer.