Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D plays a great game of football but feels bare when it comes to features and game modes.
25 March 2011
Summary: While the Pro Evolution Soccer series retired from Nintendo's DS console a few years ago, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D brings it back to a new Nintendo handheld along with brand-new 3D features.
Pros: Great controls and gameplay, Deep Master League mode, Well-presented Champions League mode
Cons: No online features, Little variety in single-player game modes, Lack of official teams and up-to-date squads, Mundane commentary, No option to save replays
Conclusion: The amount of enjoyment that PES 2011 will give you depends on your desires. After a run-and-pass arcade footballer, then pick up PES. Anything else, then FIFA’s ahead by a long shot. PES lacks that final third of polish, but it’s a large improvement over the sorry state that was PES 2010.
Excerpt: franchise has been dropping at an alarming rate. It felt like the developers could not decide what the game wanted to be -- simulation or arcade -- and therefore the end product became a confusing smorgasbord of both.
Pros: Excellent buildup play., Goals feel realistic., Player individuality.
Cons: Defenders are unfairly quick., Dumb AI teammates., Frustrating referees.
Summary: "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win." So quipped Gary Lineker, an English international, after losing to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup.
Summary: PES 2011 is a solid soccer game that closely simulates "the beautiful game" with a focus on precise passing and shooting. While it may not offer anywhere near the number of officially licensed teams of its competition, its considerably deep strategic options and excellent controls make this a game...
Pros: A wide variety of game plan options, Game excels in precise passing and shooting, Animations bring movement to life
Cons: Steep learning curve, Lack of officially licensed teams, AI is occasionally unresponsive creating broken plays