A simple question...
Will you be buying Football Manager 2014, or have your bad experiences with Football Manager 2013 put you off buying next year's edition.
At the moment, I probably would - but only if the game is fairer to the player. This year's release has been good, but there are too many bugs and general unfairness in the game. It is almost as if you HAVE to lose a game in order to proceed.
The argument of 'oh no no the game cannot POSSIBLY cheat' has been done to death. However, I will go to my grave maintaining that there is a serious cheat/fault in the game-play of Football Manager 2013. I am not alone in thinking this, as there are many people on here or on You Tube who are not happy with this (one guy complained that playing as Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo missed 4 out of 5 one-on-ones with the opposition goalkeepers - you look me in the eye and tell me that would happen in real life? He is the best one-on-one player in the world and always hits the target from close range. Fact).
I think that Football Manager 2013 is a good game, but the ambition and progress made has come at a cost to the game-play. I do not blame Miles and co. wanting to take the game to the next level, but have they spread themselves so much that in trying to do this they've overlooked crucial factors? The game-play, in my opinion, is hugely biased in favour of the computer. I have yet to see a game in which the computer did not 'fudge' the game in its favour, and if this trait continues into Football Manager 2014 then no I won't buy it.
Losing a game is not a problem - losing unfairly is.