Use all the real handball moves and tactics in Handball 17, the best handball simulation ever.
Find the 82 official teams from the most prestigious European leagues: the LIDL STARLIGUE and PROLIGUE in France, the DKB Handball Bundesliga & 2. Handball-Bundesliga in Germany and the Liga ASOBAL in Spain.
Handball 17 features entirely redesigned controls, dynamic artificial intelligence, single player Season and Career modes, local and online multiplayer modes, and several levels of difficulty for an experience that is as close as it gets to the real thing.
Handball 17 is a good handball game and far better than the 16, the controls are simple and we quickly understand the attack and the defense. It isn't a Madden or NBA, but it is improving every year and at least bringing handball to the game industry. As a spectator and occasional player, I can feel the sensation of the game and after 2 or 3 matches we really enjoy using proper handball techniques. The career and season are maybe a little bit simple and have been already done in other games but its definitely enough for any fans to fulfil their dreams, I guess being part of a professional team is priceless To conclude the game is working fine and entertaining for me, I think he deserve more attention from the sport simulation community.
As I have just made a request for a refund, I feel that I need to warn those who might feel tempted to purchase this game hoping it to be a decent handball game, as it is not. While it does have it's upsides, such as shooting mechanics with great potential for development and not so bad visuals and animations for certain aspects of the game even if the graphics are way below what would be expected for any sports game nowadays, it just feels to me that it is unplayable for anyone who at least remotely knows handball. It just doesn't feel like handball, the players move way too fast, motion is not fluid nor realistic, contact between players is nearly inexistent (which makes pivots quite useless, really), the ball seems to behave like a sphere of lead, controls respond way too slowly for the pace of the game, and players are mostly dumb, almost completely unaware of the game and making it impossible to actually make plays on the go without the use of "combinations" I am very thankful for the effort put into this game, because I still have a lot of hope that one day we'll see a great handball videogame just as NBA 2K16 is a great basketball game and hope that the developers keep up the good work towards making a playable and enjoyable handball game, but handball 17 is just not there yet.
Si quieres un juego de balonmano y no le importa todos sus defectos ir por ella. Si ya dispone de balonmano 16 usted debe saber que esto est? lejos de ser una notable mejora, as?, no creo que vale la pena en ese caso.
This game is definitely not perfect but it is extremely enjoyable if you take the time to understand and master the controls. All handball fans will recognize the specific handball game patterns and strategies, the moves, the speed, the teams and players... and take a lot of pleasure while playing it. To those who compare this game with the big ones in the genre, and as I said in a separate thread answering to an unsatisfied buyer, a handball game will never be as good as FIFA or NBA, for the simple reason that those two games sell more than 10 million copies each year when a handball game will never surpass a few hundred thousands copies, hence the dev budget, hence the flaws you will indeed notice in the game. Handball is not be as popular as a sport as football or basket, and it is even totally unknown in a vast majority of countries. So If you want to encourage the developer, stay positive!
Keep this in mind, if this is your first handball game this is not as good as some other sports games like Pro Evolution Soccer or NBA 2K you can find out there. The Handball series are good for those who like this specific sport, but if you think you can give this a try without any interest in the sport itself, well, this won't make you a big fan. Taking that into consideration, Handball series is a good game for those who are aiming for a Handball experience. It is not a great game, but considering there are not many titles of handball this one is good enough and kind of worth it. However, have in mind that this is an arcade game and not a simulator, so, be prepared for fast paced action and inexistent contact between players. Nothing to do with real handball but still a fun game to be played if you like thins sport. If you want a Handball game and you don't mind all its flaws go for it. If you already have Handball 16 you should know that this is far from being a remarkable improvement, so, I don't think it is worth it in that case.
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