Title Town Football
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Title Town Football is a Facebook game that tries to emulate fantasy football leagues. Players try to acquire the top talent in the NFL and then put together a roster for each weeks' real-world games. The performance of players in those real games rewards players. The shortcut to getting top talent is to buy in-game cash with real-world money.
What's it about?
TITLE TOWN FOOTBALL is a browser-based Facebook application that is, at its core, a fantasy football league. Players will do tasks to earn stamina, sign players, select line-ups for each week's NFL games, and then are rewarded based on the performance of their players in those games. The game, though, runs through the initial instructions quickly and while some of the items in the menu are self-explanatory, there are several other elements that are not. The game appears to be predicated on encouraging players to use real-world money to buy in-game 'bills' in order to sign top talent to their rosters. There are mini-games to play that increase the amount of coins players have for upgrading facilities. Stamina to play the mini-games is collected over time, so the game does have time limits per game session. There is a ranking system in place to show players how good they are doing in terms of player performances and upgrading facilities.
Is it any good?
The idea for Title Town Football may have been solid, but the execution is not very good. The game takes simple ideas, makes them seem more difficult than necessary, and then does not provide players with information beyond that which is first presented. If you skip through the initial instructions you are on your own from that point on. There are better fantasy football leagues out there, and better Facebook football games available as well, such as Madden NFL Superstars.
Online interaction: Rivals can be selected from other Facebook players, but there seems to be no general reason for it other than to connect through the game. There is no direct interaction with other players.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the dangers involved in gambling on sporting events and other activities.
Families can also review how to use social networking web sites, like Facebook, responsibly.