Fantasy iTeam 11-12 for iPad review (iPad)

March 25, 2012

“But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here”

10 word description: Dedicated iPad version of popular mobile fantasy football game FiT.

10 word review: If you’re into fantasy football, you probably need this app.

You will like this if you enjoy: Football. Fantasy football.

The good news: Even someone who has zero interest in football (e.g. me) can get set up, choose a team and start scoring points very easily. The presentation, interface and functionality all appear to be of a very high quality. There are all sorts of mini-leagues and head-to-head competitions. The lists of players and all the individual statistics are clear and very detailed.

The bad news: There are buttons and links to Betfred all over the place. Even if I was interested in football, the constant invitations to waste money betting on it would start to irritate me very quickly.

Arcadelife verdict: Much as I inexplicably became temporarily hooked on Championship Manager back in 2000, there is a kind of RPG style “my stats are better than your stats” appeal here that almost transcends the subject matter. Almost. I can’t pretend to like football and I can’t genuinely drum up much enthusiasm for picking a team of random players in the vague hope that they manage to score or stop a goal on any given weekend. However, if you’re one of the many millions of people who enjoy confronting fellow football loving co-workers on Monday morning with a jolly laugh and “We won, you lost” style haranguing, and you also own an iPad, get yourself onto iTunes and download this freebie, as it’s guaranteed to make your entire day.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8/10
Audio – n/a
Controls – n/a
Content – 8/10
Fun – ?/10
Final rating – 2:0 at half time

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.2
iTunes link

Fantasy iTeam website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (OS 5.0.1)

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