Conclusion: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 us a good soccer/football experience with a greater emphasis on on-the-field detail than on coach or manager detail. Still, series fans may consider it worth purchasing for its impressive ball control and player collisions.
Pros: Detailed, precise player controls. Emphasis on ball control and realistic dribbling. Updated collision system makes physical aspects of the game more realistic. Very detailed character creator.
Cons: Slow paced. Can't skip matches your player sits out in career mode. Unimpressive graphics. Master League franchise mode lacks depth.
Conclusion: PES 2014 leaps back into the conversation of where your soccer dollars should go after a few down years. With a bold new control scheme and a solid foundation based around the Fox Engine Konami will be a force going into the next generation.
Excerpt: Competition is the basis of the capitalist system. The more options you have, the more eager people are to improve their products and ultimately dominate the market. Video game sports fans are now at the tail end of a cycle where many major franchises have left their rivals in the dust (and those development teams looking for new work). All-Pro Football lost out to the Madden juggernaut practically from the outset.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Review: Konami gives up the ball
4 October 2013
Summary: A fun arcade experience that goes all-in hoping that all you want to do is kick a ball around. No depth, lack of licensed leagues due to exclusivity deals, and slow menus keep this from being a legitimate challenger to FIFA�s undisputed throne on console soccer.
Pros: Tight ball controls and life-like dribbling, Graphics that push the PS3, Scary depth in creating pin-point accurate character faces
Cons: Total disregard to depth in the basic game modes, Unbalanced and broken economy, Poorly-designed stamina gauge
Conclusion: If you like that in-depth type of football/soccer gameplay, then you're going to find a lot of fun with Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. Just excuse its outer wrapper, which needs some major work.
Conclusion: Concept: The new engine resets some of the features of this installment, but it still feels like PES on the pitch
Graphics: There is some noticeable stuttering sometimes during play and cutscenes
Sound: The commentary is fine, but nothing to write home about – like it always has
Playability: Mechanics like the manual teammate controls have changed, and some are a little finicky to execute.
Excerpt: With the FIFA vs PES battle now largely a critical rather than commercial one (that war has been long-won), PES 2014 finds itself in the position of competing with itself to satisfy a loyal and not-so loyal fan base. To its credit, it does so with gusto. A new engine underpins proceedings, and this Fox-powered PES is initially both dazzling and daunting.
Excerpt: There are many routes that a sports videogame can take in its pixelated depiction of the real thing. On one side of the spectrum a game can vie for an arcade like experience, distilling the sport’s fundamentals to its most base concepts while foregoing realism and minor details such as rules, physics and believability. This can often be realized to great fanfare such as in the NBA Jam series.
Pros: asterful controls, layer and ball physics, ealistic offensive strategies required, ix difficulty levels, on Champion’s commentary is the best in videogames
Cons: arge learning curve, im Belgin adds little to the audio