update on this (Behold The Kickmen): it’s a pretty fun lil game! it’s all a bit of a meta joke, so nothing is as fleshed out as one might expect, but the action is real sticky and definitely scratches that soccer itch of fast passing and last-second goals/saves. the story mode is consistently funny, lampooning the typical rise-to-the-top sports story. the core of the game is about points and powerups (sprint, tackle, autopass…), which make it have a different feel as you progress; you start incredibly underpowered, struggling to get a goal in, then once you get the basic abilities it becomes about scoring the most points (and figuring out what gives more points), and eventually you max out all stats and it becomes about scoring as many goals as possible. reminds me a bit of Mario Strikers or the custom/extra modes in old Pro Evolution Soccer games, what with the slow mo during tackles and shots. it’s definitely too easy, and a bit broken, but that’s ok, it’s entertaining enough for a few hours. i’d love to see more arcade-y, crazier takes on this sport, there’s a lot of potential there.
i would love to play a football game with this tone xD with some sort of demonic theme