Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
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Test PES 2012
11 December 2011
Conclusion: PES 2012 évolue, mais il faut du temps pour que les bonnes idées de Konami s'articulent entre elles, que l'évolution trouve son rythme de croisière en apportant chaque année de nouveaux changements, de nouveaux ajouts. Cette mouture 2012, très inspirée par la précédente porte cet espoir mais souligne combien le chemin est long pour gommer encore bien des défauts.
Pros: Un gameplay plus vivant, Le contrôle des équipiers, prometteur, La construction des attaques, Le soin apporté à la modélisation des joueurs et des stades, L'amélioration des modes carrières
Cons: La défense et son inaction, Difficulté à prendre en main le contrôle des équipiers en match, De la frustration générale, Le duo de commentateurs
Excerpt: The sun is beating down, and the wind is shooting through the stadium. We're at the pristine and imaginatively titled Il Nuovo Stadio Della Juventus, and the home side's slender 1-0 lead – courtesy of a free-kick from the talismanic Alessandro Del Piero – is in the balance. Napoli's Uruguayan Adonis, Edinson Cavani, is sprinting toward goal when he is felled by an industrial challenge from big-beaked clogger Giorgio Chiellini.
Excerpt: The world of videogame football has taken great strides over the years, from simple pass-and-kick arcade games to the all out global showstoppers we have today. One franchise that continues to win over the hearts of true soccer enthusiasts is Pro Evolution Soccer, and the 2012 edition shows no signs of slowing down.
Excerpt: Pro Evolution Soccer is back for another year of simulation football, and with it are the usual host of improvements and changes made to a sports game each year. Most of the changes made to PES 2012 improve the game’s mechanics, but it still stumbles in a few areas, making it a pretty good simulation of the sport rather than a truly great one. Fans who have stuck by the series will continue to do so, as this year’s offering is still worth their time.
Excerpt: As EA’s FIFA series has pulled further and further ahead of Konami’s once dominant Pro Evolution Soccer titles, I’ve got to admit that there’s been a little sadness in my heart. I’m from a generation that spent many of their formulative gaming years absolutely enthralled by the ISS and Pro Evo titles on the PS1 and PS2.
Summary: It definitely has its own merits and flaws and stands strongly in the market. The AI and referees do appear better. The game balances individual play (tricks, etc) with team play (teammate control, etc) a bit better and hopefully they’ll continue on in that as well as general improvements.
Excerpt: Finding someone who has purchased and played both PES and FIFA in the last few years is rarer than club loyalty in the modern day footballer. You're either into one or the other. Simple as. Or at least it was until this season's head-to-head. Y'see, even though I switched allegiances from PES to FIFA during the 2009/2010 season and rarely looked back, PES 2012 serves up enough excitement and personality to make me consider playing both this year.
Pros: Master League is mad but great, Passing is much improved, Instant football fun awaits
Cons: Online players are still nails, Lack of licenses, Stiff animations are odd