Excerpt: Please note that my review and rating does not take into account the Net Play, PSP data link features and multiplayer aspect of this game. Despite my dominance (over the computer opposition at least) of the previous game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series, playing PES5 was much like a footballer playing in a new league; it sure took me time to adapt to the subtle differences.
still the king of football games, but not that evolutionary as we're used to
14 January 2007
Excerpt: Another Pro Evolution game, not the best one in my opinion. As a matter of fact after about a year of playing I find it the worst one. At the moment part six is already in stores and I'm glad the fast gameplay is back. Part five was a hard part for dribbling loving freaks like me, but the slow gameplay just didn't let me. I liked the fact that Konami did their best to obtain a lot of licenses for this part though. Next step is competing with EA for graphics and sound.
Summary: According to many gaming critics this is the world's best football game. I disagree. It maybe the world's best football game on how to frustrate. Firstly, the gameplay is realstic enough but it feels that you are always defending than attacking. Then the set peices are scrappy as free kicks and corners never get to the right place. This is not the gameplay physics fault but the speed of the powerbar's fault since it goes too quickly.
Summary: Ive heard a lot of critism of this game, and in all honest i will now lay any doubters to rest. Pro evolution 5 is a good game which shows significant improvements in graphics, sound quality and even the commentary has improved ever so slightly. In truth, the game takes a few weeks to get used to after playing is comparably fast paced predecessor number 4.
Summary: I got this game around christmas time, i had always brought Fifa but thought that i'd try pro evo. the good points : -The dribling is realistic -over all game plays good passing bad points : - shoots u touch the shoot button and it sends the ball into orbit -free kicks u cant aim that well -with fouls you can bump into a player and he falls over like hes been hit by a car.
Summary: The biggest disappontment about this game is the lack of change. The graphics are only slightly improved. The commentary still sucks, I mean this is the seventh game in total and they've never once had decent commentary. The master league has absoulutely no changes. They music is terrible. While they've added Chelsea and Arsenal the lack of all licenced premiership teams by now is ludicrous.
Summary: Well i had bought all the other Pro Evo games and been playing pro Evo 4 for a very long time. So i decided to go ahead and buy Number 5. I was immediatly dissapointed. First of all, If you have played pro Evo 4 and moved on to this it will come as a bit of a surprise. Sure, the graphics still look fantastic, but 5 minutes in to a game and i was getting frustrated. Basically its a bit difficult on 3 star difficulty and too unrealistic on anything lower.
Summary: can i just say i could not agree more with darthmccarth from liverpool. i tottaly agree with every word he has said. he quite basically took the words out of my mouth. the only reason i have given it 3 stars is because i do not think that it is terrible as for the first month or so it is entertaining but it soon loses all credibility.
Summary: Was really looking forward to this as I thought Pro Evo 4 was great, but needing a few improvements. Unfortunately Konami have made the referee's too realistic as they blow for absolutely anything, making the games too stop start and very very frustrating at times. The tackling is described in the guide as being more 'challenging', but it isnt challenging at all, you just cant tackle or else you get a free kick against you.
Summary: Well I've had this game for about a week now, and i remember about this time last year i wrote a review praising Pro Evolution Soccer 4. So i thought it'd be time to give my thoughts on Konami's latest outing. A great game nevertheless but i'm left feeling let down, frustrated as such by this game.