Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Review
5 August 2008
Excerpt: PES on Wii plays unlike any football video game ever. It's so unfamiliar and bizarre you'll almost want to turn it off and immediately slap the Xbox 360 or PS3 version on instead. The funny thing is, after a while you do get used to the crazy controls, and, once you do, Wii PES starts to feel, well, just great. You need to forget everything you've ever done in scores of footie games in the past and open your mind to motion-sensing madness.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, I'm a gamer on a budget. I can't afford to buy that many games this year, so I tend to buy multiplayer games new (because they last longer) and single- player-only games later, when they have dropped down in price and become a Greatest Hit. My thinking is that the single player experience will be the same a year from now as it will be today as long as I stay clear of spoilers, and since the price is lower, I will be able to buy more games.
Summary: If you're looking for a fun soccer game, and all you have is a Wii, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is the way to go. With precise playmaker controls that allow you to control everyone, you really have a lot of power over what goes on. It truly is a soccer RTS game. And although the other control mode disappoints and the graphics don't fair well, it's still an entertaining experience overall, and worth checking out if you need some fresh Wii action, or are a fan of soccer.
Excerpt: Nintendo fans have unfortunately only had one option for soccer games since the GameCube days, that of FIFA from Electronic Arts. Whilst the later FIFA games have made massive strides in gameplay, and have always featured excellent manager modes, there has always been the voice of our PS2 cousins saying the ONLY football game to play is Pro Evolution Soccer, or Winning Eleven as it is known in Japan.
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.
Conclusion: While the game play isn’t anything new (well what can be made new in football?) the controls are unrivaled in their brilliance and i hope will become a mainstay for this series and several others. The inclusion of online play is not only a godsend but another worthy reason to buy the title not to mention Nintendo WFC player trading, online friend stat tracking/cup progress and the use of Mii’s as players makes this one of the Wii’s essential purchases even for the...
Pros: Controls are perfect, Large amount of modes, Jump-in style game play, Online mode and features work well
Cons: More team customisation would of been nice, Graphics are a little on the poor side, More Mii features please!