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.
Summary: PES2014 lives up to its legacy and is bang-on target again in terms of on-field gameplay mechanics. It is based on the constant movement of players, on and off the ball and switching positions, which mirrors the approach to modern-day football. It lacks the gloss and glitter of its rival and has its own drawbacks, however, if you can go past the usual flaws and give it a go, PES2014 delivers where it's supposed to. Providing a solid base to build upon for its future.
Pros: Mirrors approach to modern-day football, Superb gameplay visuals, Sticks to its PES gene, Create a player feature very detailed
Cons: Lacks depth in terms of gameplay options, Awful commentary, Licensing issues, Outdated UI
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.
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.