Excerpt: We don’t do “multi-format” reviews, generally. Why’ Well, because they take up too much space mainly and generally, one format is pretty much identical to another when it comes to the major “franchise” releases, so why rewrite what we’ve already written about a title, just so we can triple our...
Excerpt: Let's get this straight from the start. Konami make the best football games. Some of the club names may be a bit dodgy, the games' menus have been a bit of an ordeal to navigate in the past, and the referees offer more cards than Clinton at Xmas.
Excerpt: Anyone not familiar with the Pro Evolution Soccer series has either been living under a rock or has never played a football (soccer for our American visitors) game before. Ever since its ISS days on the Playstation it has been regarded as the best footy game available.
Conclusion: Football games have been a mainstay arena for videogames almost since their inception and it's been thrilling to see the virtualisation of the sport come of age in such a magnificent manner. If you're a football fan, you simply can't go wrong with Pro Evolution Soccer 4.
Conclusion: Glad I'm not a developer at KCET (the Tokyo-based Konami studio behind the Pro Evolution games). You create a game that trounces the opposition so clearly, and represents the 'beautiful game' to a greater extent than has ever been done before and so you're ready to kick back and enjoy the plaudits...
Pros: Plays and moves like a real football match., Going to keep the solo player going for a long time., Will keep gamers with friends to play going almost indefinitely., More accessible than before for newcomers., It’s as simple or complex, deep or as quickfire as you want it to be.
Cons: The set piece systems need work., Some missing licensing., Lack of online play.
Summary: Without a doubt the greatest football game just got better. Konami's title isn't about flash and flare, but rather the subtle nuances which make the game so great. We can only hope that the next game includes online gameplay.
Conclusion: It's not an immaculate display overall, then, but it really is getting there, and it's so much more than the next sports adaptation these days. We may enjoy games like Tiger Woods, NHL and Virtua Tennis, but in most cases we're just in love with the mechanics. Even FIFA.
Conclusion: Pro Evolution Soccer 4 ist auch in diesem Jahr die erste Wahl. Sicher hat Fifa 2005 in Sachen Grafik und Lizenzen die Nase vorn, jedoch überzeugt uns mehr das realistische Gameplay. Der Umfang stimmt allemal und auch die Neuerungen können sich sehen lassen.
Pros: grandioses Gameplay, überarbeitete Ballphysik, großer Umfang, viele Spielmodi…
Cons: …aber immer noch kein OnlineModus, Slowdowns und Ruckler im 60Hertz Modus, Mannschaften nicht komplett lizenziert
Conclusion: En conclusión: Un año más Pro Evolution Soccer 4 lo ha vuelto a conseguir. Con un apartado gráfico estupendo, control único y por primera vez equipos con licencia oficial, el simulador de Konami es la referencia de este género.