Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 PSP Review
3 June 2010
Excerpt: Those who weren’t too fond of the latest Pro Evolution Soccer game on the PS3 and 360 needn’t worry about this PSP version, as it’s similarities are actually closer to that of the PSP version. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 on the PSP is an impressive port, it may not have the graphical polish or as slick controls as the console versions, but it’s mightily impressive to be released with most of the features that were featured in the PS2 version (including the rather clever...
Excerpt: Such was the disappointment in the next-gen versions of PES 2008 that the PSP version has taken on an even greater importance than usual. The result is a thoroughly decent effort, one blighted by technical problems like its next-gen big brothers, but in many ways it eclipses them in terms of raw gameplay.
Excerpt: Regular readers will remember that we weren’t too enamoured with PES 2008 when it hit the new-generation of consoles last October, feeling it was a further stagnation of a once great series – particularly in the light of the excellent FIFA 08 which embraced the new tech superbly…
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is certainly another improvement over PES6, and Konami has listened to the hoards of obsessive fans on the internet to fix up issues. Unfortunately online play is (so far) a disaster and minus a point from the overall score for the football game that managed to bamboozle the PS3 cell processor.
Excerpt: Disappointment coursed through the minds of most gamers on the release of PES 2008 for PS3, which turned out to be highly average and nowhere near the quality fans had been expecting; would its younger sibling on PSP fare better?
Conclusion: Pro Evo 2008 feels like a PS2 game, and isn't hampered in content by the fact that it's portable. However the graphics do suffer and the lack of online multiplayer makes this game more short-lived than the console versions, where you can extend the playing lifespan exponentially by playing against a mate.
Pros: Exactly the same content as console versions, Hugely detailed master league, Smooth gameplay
Cons: -, the same content as console versions, No online multiplayer, Average graphics
Excerpt: Nachdem 'PES 2008' schon im vergangenen Herbst auf PC, PlayStation 3 und Xbox 360 erschienen ist, herrschte erst mal Ernüchterung. Zu viel blieb gleich, statt Fortschritt gab es Stillstand, statt 'FIFA' in Grund und Boden zu stampfen, war es zumindest auf den Konsolen ein Duell auf Augenhöhe. Jetzt liefert Konami die PSP-Version nach – mit denselben schlechten Vorzeichen. Wieder nur ein lauwarmer Aufguss?
Pros: schnörkelloser, schneller Kick, ansehnliche Optik, zahlreiche Modi und Ligen, solide Stadionatmosphäre, mächtiger Editor, PSP-PS2-Kompatibilität
Cons: wortloser Kommentator, Framerate-Einbrüche, Soundtrack ist Geschmackssache, relativ wenige Lizenzen, kein Online-Modus, kein Game-Sharing