Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
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Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Konami has a long history in the video game industry. Few companies have been around as long as they have. So it is a real blessing to be able to play a new soccer game from them. Family Friendly Gaming was provided the Xbox 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.
Excerpt: The sun is beating down, and the wind is shooting through the stadium. We're at the pristine and imaginatively titled Il Nuovo Stadio Della Juventus, and the home side's slender 1-0 lead – courtesy of a free-kick from the talismanic Alessandro Del Piero – is in the balance.
Excerpt: The PES franchise has suffered somewhat of an identity crisis in recent times. For many years, it was the geeky kid at the back of class that got A’s, in contrast to FIFA’s thick-as-pigshit but vastly popular king of the playground.
Excerpt: Great sports rivalries are what keeps fans interested and keeps them paying out the nose to get through the gates. Rivalries define not only passion and emotion that drive the athletes, but create an undeniable atmosphere that incites people into a veritable frenzy.
Summary: It is hard not to approach a review of a football title without comparisons to its rivals and I know that in this review I have done this. This is mainly to highlight the improvements PES 2012 has seen with this years release and now should be considered as a serious purchase for fans of the...
Conclusion: PES 2012 looks and feels a lot better than it has in a long time, and has certainly closed the gap on FIFA. The only problem now is the often frustrating randomness of the game, which is both a blessing and a curse really, and the fact that the whole experience still seems rather light on...
Excerpt: Rivalries. Regardless of whether your side of the coin lands up or down, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hard to deny that rivalries improve everyone involved. Our competitors drive us to improve and innovate. The dynamic between...
Pros: + Deep, tactical soccer, + Good variety of online/offline modes, + Off the ball controls enhance strategy
Cons: Controls feel like they are fighting back, Commentary is sparse and dry, Animations are rigid