A Combination of RPG and Soccer? FootballTeam Gets It Done
Fans of browser games have a lot to choose from - the market is flooded with all kinds of strategy, simulation, or sports games. Unfortunately, in the maze of free-to-play games, finding something that could keep you busy for a long time is not easy. Frequently, it turns out that the only thing distinguishing one game from another is the graphic design, while the rest is just a carbon copy of other titles. Top that up with dull gameplay, and you already know that this is yet another game you will bounce from.
Fortunately, you can still find gems that stand out. One such game is FootballTeam. It features at least a few original ideas, which you'll read about further on. What's more, you don't have to be a great soccer expert to have fun! Combining RPG mechanics with a football manager turned out to be a hit, thanks to which the community of players consists of not only football enthusiasts. As with other browser games, I accidentally came across FootballTeam but decided to give it a chance. Was it worth it?
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What is FootballTeam?
FootballTeam is a browser-based football manager in which you create a footballer and direct his actions. The first step is to determine his appearance and field position. Then, you guide him to the top of his football career. The premise is simple, and there is nothing special about it. What sets FootballTeam apart from others, however, is the way the gameplay is conducted.
Similar to a typical RPG, you must develop several skills of your protégé and take care of the right equipment. Here the outfits are not just decorations but determine the player's specialization. Each outfit piece affects a specific skill and has a key impact on your success. Of course, completing such an outfit takes time, effort, and a lot of matches played.
The game gives you a choice: you can create your club and work on its development or completely focus on your player's career. Or you can do both at the same time. The choice is yours! Hence the growing popularity of FootballTeam, with about 30,000 players logging in daily. What else should you know about the gameplay itself?
Items and Augmentation
Before starting your footballing adventure, it's a good idea to learn some basics to help you complete your first set faster. Your gear consists of the following items:
Fans of RPG titles would probably consider these to be equivalents of the helmet, armor, legs, and boots. This is not far from the truth, as the items perform similar functions. A wristband and ball can also be mentioned as complementary items, but they are difficult to get in the game's early stages.
How to Get Your First Set?
At the moment, there are eight classes of items available, which are divided into the following categories:
From the very beginning, you should focus on a set consisting of at least green items. It is not cheap but also not super expensive – just in time for a good start. Focus primarily on the TASKS and TRAINING tab. Most tasks focus on training a player in a specific area until he reaches the indicated level. Every once in a while, you will get a reward - a booster or a pack - that you can put out on the MARKET. This way, you will earn your first set, but you have to devote some time to it.
FootballTeam has a unique system for enhancing your items. The process is called Augmentation and allows you to enhance any item from the red class upwards. This is not the standard enhancement system you may know from RPGs. In this case, you must sacrifice a lower-class item to enhance the current one. Augmentation always succeeds, but the bonus received and its value is random.
What if the drawn bonus does not satisfy you? Nothing lost; you can always try again until you get the desired bonus. This way, you can easily get rid of unwanted items, freeing up space in your inventory.
Item augmentation is essential if you want to be among the best. And the biggest FootballTeam stars can count on special rewards that will make them famous among the community! Speaking of rewards....
Collector Cards and Card Game
Some time ago, the developers decided to reward the best players by releasing collector cards, each representing one of the players chosen by the community. In the future, these cards are expected to be part of an internal card game, so the player names will become a permanent part of FootballTeam history!
The Witcher’s card game Gwent has shown that in-house mini-games can turn into full-fledged titles over time and become an international success. Becoming part of such a production is an extraordinary honor and a solid motivation to be among the best.
To answer the question posed in the introduction: yes, it's definitely worth it. The combination of elements known from RPG games with a football manager passes the test. Developing your player is fun and intuitive, and no one forces you to run a club or set tactics for each match. With this approach, you can have a great time, even if you have no interest in soccer.
Currently, Polish, Russian, Brazilian, and Latin American servers are available. Still, the developers have announced the release of the English and American servers later in 2022, so sign up now and start your football adventure in FootballTeam!