Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: They say football is a funny old game and when it comes to the battle between Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA we’d have to agree. To many, FIFA has always been playing catch up to Konami’s much cherished series, although even some of Pro Evo’s biggest fans have admitted that in recent years FIFA has made some very big and positive strides. Anyway we shouldn’t really compare them, so lets just say that we did very much enjoy this year’s FIFA..
Excerpt: By now you've probably read our PS3 PES 2008 review, in which we slammed the game for its frame rate and slowdown problems. And you've no doubt headed straight to the bottom of this page to see if we've given the Xbox 360 game a higher score. So what do you think? Surprised? Don't be. PES 2008 on the 360 is better than on PS3. We take no pleasure in this dire situation.
Excerpt: Soccer, it’s the sporting equivalent of the metric system, popular everywhere on Earth except here. It’s ironic then that Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and the english system of measurement both rely on the use of feet. While I’m no stranger to soccer games I admit I’ve not heard of Pro Evolution Soccer. That seems to [...
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.
Summary: I enjoy playing sports titles, but in order to keep my interest over a long period of time they need features.
is a fun game, but it has too many incomplete areas for me to truly enjoy it. The lack of Germany and the US national teams really killed offline multiplayer sessions for my group of friends.
Pros: Easy to pick up, Offline multiplayer tournaments, Master League, Robust editing options
Cons: Lack of German and US National teams, Online mode lacks tournaments, leagues, and everything else outside of ranked/unranked matches, No easy/Terms of Service-legal way to transfer community roster updates, Lack of a true tutorial mode, Horrible music
Excerpt: It’s comparable to the thirty-something footballer in the twilight of his career; once a magician on the field, but now a fallen star who is content to sit on the bench for his massive pay cheque. PES needs to be the teenage upstart who’s making his way in the game; eager to learn, determined to succeed, and playing with passion.
Excerpt: At the time of writing, Bolton Wanderers fans are in uproar over the impending appointment of the ever-popular Gary Megson and his whopping 7% winning percentage in the Premiership. Martin Jol has at last been relieved of his stay of execution with Spurs and there’s yet more talk of foreign takeovers to pump more cash into the game.
Excerpt: UK REVIEW--Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer was already looking a little stretched last year, and the 2008 edition takes the series to the breaking point. Instead of improving on last year's game, it offers no noteworthy new features. Some of the smaller gameplay tweaks make the game more enjoyable to play overall, but an equal number are frustrating and feel unnecessary, while the subpar online mode of last year's game has barely been improved.
Pros: Some refinement in terms of playability, Opponent artificial intelligence mixes up playing styles, Certain players look realistic
Cons: Adds no new features to last year's game, Still lags online, Poor presentation in every respect
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The PES series has been around for years now, I being a fan since the Super Nintendo years. A few years ago the game was the best football game around without a question. But recently with so little improvements in all areas, games such as FIFA from EA sports have gained some reputation of being a better football game. And many fans expect this year to be the year in which EA’s game takes over the football scene.