Reviews and Problems with PRO Evolution Soccer 2013
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review
5 June 2013
Excerpt: One of the biggest rivalries between franchises has always been the Pro Evolution Soccer aka Winning Eleven vs FIFA debate. While back in the PlayStation 2 era, the FIFA games were always known for their arcadey gameplay and the PES games for their simulation, the tables turned in the current-gen consoles. The FIFA series had become the de-facto football simulation game with the fast-paced arcade gameplay taken up by the PES games.
Conclusion: PES 2013 is a very respectable soccer game that maintains its excellence on the field but unfortunately fall further behind in the bells and whistles department making it a distant runner-up in this year's battle for soccer supremacy.
Excerpt: When facing insurmountable odds in any situation, there are two approaches one can take: the “I’m going to give it my all even if I can’t possibly win” train of thought, or the “well, it’s impossible, so it doesn’t matter how hard I try… let’s just give 50%” idea. Even when the situation is impossible to overcome, there is far more honor in approach A than approach B. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 finds itself in a seemingly impossible situation.
Excerpt: The problem with reviewing a football simulation game like FIFA or PES is that the one will always be compared with the other and there will be just as many apologists for one as there are foes of the other. I have heard a lot of these arguments over the last few days and, quite frankly, I have to ask: Who really cares?
Conclusion: Concept: PES 2013 is mainly about refinements, but the new equipment system is a cool step forward
Graphics: The running animations are still a bit stiff, and the graphics are solid but don’t wow
Sound: The crowd does a nice job of responding to the flow of play
Playability: From new manual controls to different ways to trap the ball, the series continues to layer on options for those who want to use them
Entertainment: The series is still solid on the pitch, and the...
Summary: It's on the pitch that really matters and PES 2013 delivers an exciting, fluid game of football that finally takes it to the next level.
Pros: On the fly manual passing adds an unprecedented amount of freedom, Slicker animations and smoother player movements makes for a more realistic game of footy, Improved A.I. impresses across the pitch
Cons: Doesn't offer the same wealth of game modes and online features as its rival FIFA