Like em’ or hate em’ Sports games (particularly sports sims) are by and large the biggest earner for the games industry. With a reliable fan base leading to high sales year over year and the implementation of microtransactions in games like FIFA Ultimate Team, earning over $800 Million in revenue alone for that series, it can be tough for non-sim games to stand out. However, these types of games that skew reality in favor of making a more surreal experience, are often the ones I come back to playing the most. Whether it’s Super Tecmo Bowl, NFL Blitz, NBA Jam and other Midway sports titles of old; I generally find more enjoyment in these kinds of games over the realism-focus found in iterative EA Sports and 2k Games titles. Sociable Soccer, from Tower Games and Combo Breaker, aims to re-capture this same kind of arcade-focused feeling: simple controls and shorter games. And for the most part it hits those same old feelings that drew me to those games, but stumbles in a few fundamental and crucial aspects.