Football Identity is a browser, turn-based football simulation game. There are 3 different career paths you can choose from: Footballer, Manager or Journalist. The following review is for the Footballer gameplay.
- The player in control of the ball chooses what they wish to do. At the end of this phase, everyone sees what the player is trying to do.
- The player's teammates choose what they wish to do.
- The opponent's players choose what they wish to do.
- Everything is simulated at once.
If you fail to choose your actions in time, the computer will automatically decide for you. The 5 second turn-timer is something you will need to get used to. Although the game doesn't need lightning quick reflexes, you need quick thinking (which comes with practice) to precisely choose what you wish to do within those 5 seconds.........
Although the game is fairly accessible, it does have certain elements which may make it difficult for certain people to play. First of all, the time limit may make it difficult if you are unable to click/move your mouse quick enough. This (for me) can be overcome fairly easily and with practice. The main drawback is the size of the pitch itself and the need for pinpoint accuracy. For someone who uses eye gaze such as myself, you need deadly accurate clicking skills when attempting to receive and interact with the ball. If you are even slightly off, your player will simply move in that direction instead of receiving the ball. This can be slightly alleviated by zooming in your browser (Control and +) in order to increase the size of the gaming window. Nevertheless, accuracy (for me) is the most difficult element of the game, though with practice it can become a minimalistic obstacle.
Game Link: http://footballidentity.com/FootballIdentity.aspx