Too rigid and limiting. Unintuitive. Match commentary doesn't work.
I previously used Premier Manager 97 by Gremlin, but wanted something a bit more challenging with a visual gameplay, rather than just the lame commentary of Championship Manager, which is no better than an old DOS strategy game. After a lot of scouting around the Internet, I found this LMA Professional Manager 2005. I bought the now cheaper 2005 version before investing a bigger wedge on 2007. What a let down! If this version is anything to go by, I'm so glad I didn't buy 2007.
The game is so clumsy and unintuitive. The biggest annoyance is the lack of control over tactics, eg. I wanted to employ a 2-3-3-2 formation, but wasn't allowed to because the programmers didn't think of including it in the selection. Even in Premier Manager 97 you can tinker with formations, but not with this. Furthermore, you can't dictate a player's zone of play - that appears to be...