Sports titles in general have been criminally under-represented on the Switch, and budget games within the space are next to unheard of. While in terms of impressions Football Cup 2021 comes out of the gate reasonably well, featuring a sort of training mode that features many mini games and distractions that help you develop your game skills, unfortunately in the long run it quickly loses gas. When you’re participating in skill drills the game’s woeful (that would be a generous description) AI doesn’t really get time in the spotlight but once you’re playing full-on games it quickly becomes apparent. Players on both sides of the ball meander and cluster in unusual ways, often fail to respond in any coherent way to what’s going on, and just struggle painfully. If it weren’t for this crippling problem the budget title may have been fun, but the issue is simply impossible to ignore.
Justin Nation, Score: