Posted by sean on January 24, 2010 at 11:29 pm in Video Games with 2 Comments

As regular readers of my blog will know, I am a big fan of the Fifa video game series – the latest addition being Fifa 10. Until today, I have found the game very enjoyable and played 7 whole seasons with Leeds United, taking them from League One (where they reside in real life) to the top of The Premiership.

Along with picking up such honours as The Premier League, Champions League, FA and League Cup, I also turned Leeds into a ‘5 star’ team – basically, one of the strongest clubs in the virtual world of Fifa 10.

Having achieved so much, I thought it was time to move on and do what Alex Ferguson should have done years ago and ‘quit while you’re ahead’. Lots of new clubs wanted my services, all offering massive transfer kittys to which I can invest on new players. With a heavy heart, I decided to leave the European Champions, Leeds United, and take up the managerial role at Real Madrid.

Before signing on the dotted line (or rather pressing the ‘X’ button on my PS3 controller) ‘Real’ promised £200million to spend on players. Once I agreed terms and the game had loaded, I was shocked to see Real were actually £2.5 BILLION in debt and running at a weekly loss of £700k. If I wanted to manage a club with debts resembling that of a high street bank, I would have joined Manchester United.

Anyone who has played Fifa in Manager Mode will know, part of the game requires you to invest finances in different areas – whether it is on new players or staff upgrades. With not a penny to spend, I was stuck. After a poor start to the season, I gave up; simulating every game until I was eventually sacked by the financially crippled Real Madrid board, who were demanding I won La Liga, The Copa Del Rey and Champions League, with a team of donkeys.

I was furious. A quick search on Google revealed this is a known bug in a game. A KNOWN bug that the Fifa’s manufacturers, EA, have done nothing about.

I have had to quit the whole manager mode. Hours (if not days and weeks) of work had gone into my campaign, only for my efforts to be ended by a lazy programming error caused by some useless game designer.

Not impressed!

2 Responses to Fifa 10 – bugged!

  1. Demonjoey

    April 6, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    Just today i did the same thing, i left my old cub and went to barcalona only to find that they were in billions of pounds worth of debt. Im thinking about simming all the games and re-signing with someone else!

    • seank

      April 6, 2010 - 9:58 pm

      I did that. I didn’t win La Liga. the Copa Del Rey and ECC so was sacked.

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