Reviews and Problems with Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Review (X360)
4 March 2013
Conclusion: In the end, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is the best PES game to come around in quite a while. Offensive play is spectacularly good, but is offset by defense that isn't nearly as satisfying. It is still very fun to play overall, and thanks to the wealth of modes - including the legendary Master League - there is plenty of fun stuff to do once you get used to some of the quirks of the gameplay.
Excerpt: Historically, the FIFA series set the benchmark mostly because of a bigger budget and therefore licensing rights, while PES held the crown for better mechanics and actual gameplay. But in recent years FIFA , has improved in the area PES held the title, creating a surprisingly accurate on-pitch experience. Striving for realism, the inherent difference between a game and a simulation, has pushed FIFA over the edge and into the driver's seat.
Excerpt: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com 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. In this regard, the sports genre in gaming is no different.
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 alternative options to counter FIFA’s glittering presentation. Back of the net – but via a three yard toe poke rather than a twenty yard rocket.
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
Excerpt: Once upon a time the PES franchise owned the soccer-sim world - mainly in the mid-2000s, when it was known as Winning Eleven. Then EA buckled down and responded to the competition with gusto, and Konami lost the lead. With PES 2012, Konami's making a concerted effort to regain some ground, but it's still striving for authority.
Pros: + Improved collisions make players feel hefty., + Tactics and moves play out realistically.
Cons: - If only every team was licensed..., ? All the top Spanish teams, but few English or Italian leagues? Why?
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. During the PSOne and PS2 days, the PES series was always beloved by those who played it.