Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
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Poor game play, no better than the PS2, worse in fact!
youknowbuffao "Say something about yourself!", Amazon
6 August 2011
Summary: Having just this week upgraded to the PS3 I wanted to continue playing PES as I have been a big fan of it since the very first. I went and bought a copy for £2.99 from Game to see what its like as I hadn't heard great things but wanted to give it a chance. However, as soon as I started game play has seemingly become worse, even poorer than its PS2 counterpart! The game lacks any real control of the players so matches just become tedious rather than exciting.
Summary: Pro evoultuion has laways bragged about having better gameplay than its competitor. With Pro Evolution 2009 this argument flies out of the window. The Gameplay has taken a huge step back from 2008 which wasn't that great itself. Dribbling is so robotic and unsynchronised you could pull your hair out. When recieving a ball it looks they are ice skating. Graphics wise this is appauling.
Summary: I've always been a die-hard fan of the PES series since the beginning. I thought I'd never go to the Darkside (FIFA), but the last 2 releases have made me. I am so disappointed that I've deliberately bought FIFA in protest. I've tried giving PES chance after chance but it is so frustrating. I mainly play exhibitions games, but every now and then decide to take part in a league or cup.
Excerpt: Since the PS1 days I have been an avid PES fan but since PES has moved to next gen, it has been very poor. The main feature of PES used to be its very addicting and rewarding gameplay but since the game has moved to next gen this has gone drastically downhill. The players run like robots and the passing is very random. The whole game just feels mechanic. The online on PES is to be frank, a disgrace.
A let down. The gameplay is poor, no innovation since PES 5 and FIFA is now superior
17 June 2009
Excerpt: The new Pro Evolution Soccer is a subject that polarises opinion. Personally, I fall on the side of the opinion that this is the poorest installment of the PES franchise. Having played PES right through from the first game released in 2001, and previously those released on the Nintendo 64 in the ISS series, this game falls far short of the very high standards Konami have set. The previous games were built on the fact it 'felt like you were playing a game of football.
Summary: Get Fifa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the only good thing about this game is you can put ur face on your player and that is not all that good and also the become a legend mode but fifas equivalent be a pro season is better but if you must have a pes get 08 i believe pes6 is better than this and tackling is all full.
Summary: Unfortunately PES series has failed to deliver again. I say this as somebody who has played PES for many years. Forget the hype and excitement regarding the new release and the incorporation of official Champions League sponsorship, after a while one will see through this and realise it is only a slight improvement on last year's outing. FIFA has overtaken. Seabass and his team have a lot of catching up to do.
Summary: There's been improvements yes, so let's start with them. There's a full edit mode back, you can customise pretty much everything - add your own images, badges and logos etc. The graphics are far better, the strips, the players faces, the crowd, the whole game really, the music has improved tenfold as well. The gameplay is a lot smoother, it's been slowed down considerably but the laggy slow-down from 2008 is gone completely and the highlights are now actually watchable.