Epic Goal on Facebook puts players on the pitch
Epic Goal is yet another soccer game available on Facebook. Released just a few days ago, the footie game is already attracting attention with its unique features. The gameplay is sure to create some serious competition for Bola, FIFA Superstars and Premier Football, as Epic Goal improves on a number of their shortcomings. Most significantly, in Epic Goal you can actually play soccer.
In many ways Epic Goal works similarly to the other soccer games on Facebook. Players create a team, train and play matches to level up, gain experience and earn money. As players progress, new items, formations and options are unlocked, adding complexity and depth to the team management system.
The differences between Epic Goal and the other soccer games lies mainly in the match gameplay. FIFA Superstars and Premier Soccer do nothing in the way of player interactivity, simulating the entire match and simply presenting the player with a final score. Bola attempts the opposite, letting the player fully control their footie players. Unfortunately, due to tech limitations and confusing controls, it falls short.
Epic Goal's match gameplay falls in between the two extremes. There is a fair amount of automation, which prevents the game from being awkward. Yet, the player still has a great deal of influence on the outcome of the match.
During the game, soccer players will run their routes automatically. If they are on defense, they will approach the ball, if they are on offense, they will head towards goal. When opportunities to pass, shoot or tackle present themselves, big clickable markers appear letting the players command the flow of the game. Of course, whether a player is successful or not still relies on numbers. Slide tackles will often fall short without proper training.
If you're a soccer fan like me, you may be frustrated by the lack of quality sports games on Facebook. I play each title, hoping I can settle down with one game to focus on. Yet, whether it's that you can't actaully play soccer (FIFA Superstars) or it's too hard to control (Bola), each game always has a major flaw. Epic Goal provides something a little different and in many ways, makes necessary improvements. It's not perfect, but it is certainly a game to consider getting into if you're passionate about the sport.
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