Global Soccer Manager is project of clearly a classic Championship Manager games from Hungary - the player parameters, the lineup selection, the match report, your squad list, all of it will look very familiar to anybody who played Champ Man games in the past. To put it in another words it is more or less copy of old Championship Manager, but with one big difference - it is not even close to reaching the same level of gameplay. At least not right now.
First of all the interface, although similar to Championship Manager, can hardly be called user-friendly - even selecting your own nationality in first step of the game is unnecessarily complicated, browsing through the player data could be tricky since player parameters are listed alphabetically, searching for player could be complicated since there is no clear choice of player parameters to filter them out (for example by position or age). Even simple task as selecting a lineup is not done properly, you have to select position from list to assign it to new player, can't just move the marker from previous player that was placed on that position.
Another problem is with the match engine that provides very little informations during the game and even less after the match is over (there are no individual player statistics). Team selection and tactics are very simple and do not give much chance to come up with great game plan. Training options are just tedious - you can choose different training session for each day in the calendar, but there are no options create a weekly or monthly schedule and thus limit your workload. And you can’t even hire any staff members to help you around...
And the last of the big problems - the game really feels a half-baked project of enthusiast rather than methodically prepared project. For example if you filter players with good pace, passing and creativity skills you might find that most of the players recommended for you are actually goalkeepers, which suggests that the individual skills are just randomly generated.
At this point in time Global Soccer Manager is nowhere near reaching its target of being competition to classic Championship Manager - the game is hard to play and even harder to enjoy - generating the world takes about 10 minutes, reaching first season match about 20 minutes during which you have very little to do and can’t play a friendly matches.