Excerpt: While this 3D edition of PES 2011 launches alongside Nintendo's flashy new handheld, fundamentally it's the same game we've been playing on and off for over a decade. Aside from the 3D itself, most of the new features offered by the 3DS are barely being used here; this is very much a by-the-numbers release, no doubt designed to capitalise on early adopters. All the same, it still presents a perfectly playable game of football on a platform with no other options.
Summary: Parents need to know that Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D is a soccer simulation game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game features players and teams from around the world (some licensed, some approximated to avoid legal issues), but can be incredibly difficult for players to learn due to the lack of any sort of training mode and a default camera angle that makes it difficult to see the rest of the field.
Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
30 April 2013
Summary: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D is a technically impressive launch title, even if it requires you to play using a less than ideal camera angle in order to appreciate the 3D effect. The 3DS’s new thumbstick lends itself well to the controls, and the ability to modify your strategy using the bottom screen does wonders for the strategic aspect of the game.
Excerpt: When I was a kid I played baseball, football, basketball, wrestled, learned some martial arts, ran, rode my bike, climbed trees, and more. One thing I did not do was soccer. I know this sport is popular around the world. I have to be honest and blunt - I don’t like it. I won’t watch it on TV, DVD, Blu-ray, an airplane flight, movie theater, whatever. This is very important to understand as you read my review of PES 2011 3D.
Excerpt: PES 2011 3D, voilà qui en jette pour ce lancement de la 3DS. Une des deux grosses franchises de foot vient s'installer sur la console portable de Nintendo et il se pourrait bien qu'elle soit la seule, EA n'ayant rien dévoilé pour son FIFA. Donc PES s'installe et, à l'image de Super Street Fighter IV 3D qui offre un vrai et bon jeu de combat, on s'attend au même résultat concernant le foot.
Excerpt: Reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D is a tricky proposition. First and foremost, the game is not bad. The graphics are, for the most part, excellent, the sound is authentic and the gameplay is light years ahead of what soccer fans have previously enjoyed on a Nintendo handheld. So what is the big problem then?
Excerpt: The definitive soccer series Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) scores its way onto the new Nintendo 3DS console that enhances the gameplay with the inclusion of glasses-free 3D. Just like its home-based console brethrens, the 3DS version is almost a straight conversion that boasts all the main gaming mechanics and more importantly controls that actually work.
Excerpt: If you think soccer (or football as the purists will likely point out) is beautiful in and of itself then Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D will captivate you for many, many hours with its impressive reproduction of the sport. If soccer is more about the meta-game – the teams, the players, and managing your team to grow it into something great as you play through leagues – then PES 3D will disappoint you with its scaled-down (and yet still confusing) Master League.