- Summary: PES 2008 features a brand new intelligence system, called Teamvision, that adapts and reacts to players own gameplay styles to ensure that the computer controlled opponents are always challenging and forcing the player to think and chance their style of play to avoid being out-thought by the game. It learns counter attacks that target your weaknesses and look to exploit any repetitive tactics players use. Defenders react better to danger, closing down the ball and charging at shots and the goalkeepers hold shots that are closer to them as well. Teammates make more intelligent runs into space and the close control has been sharpened to ensure quick and fluid passing and speedy attacks can be built. The next gen versions also feature extensive edit modes so players can completely customise their PES 2008 experience. [Konami]… Expand
90At present it feels like one of the worst games in the series to date, with issues such as slowdown and poor editing options hampering the experience. Yet it still has the potential to be without a doubt the greatest football game yet.
Thought initially that there may have been a backward step, but after playing it to death it just took some getting used to...
It has to be played on a HD TV though otherwise problems will be encountered with the frame speed.
I cannot stop playing this, and on reflection I feel that it's been tweaked just the righr amount. Heading at goal is more difficult now and requires more skill and a bit of luck, but it is way more satisfying when you get one!!
Not to be missed.....… Expand
WordyWordword8Everything runs quite smoothly apart from the Network facility. Why oh Why oh Why cant Konami manage to sort the LAG out? Other than Tekken DR online, I havent played a game where the lag is so noticable it completely throws you off kilter. If other online programmers can cope (Warhawk, Resistance, Halo etc) with dozens of connections, why is there a problem with just 2???
Konami = lazy. Rush to get the game out so more money can be made from the unsuspecting public, then sit back while said public struggle with the bugs.
Do your own testing Konami. Bad bad bad.
Other than that, the game is as superb as it ever was, rekindling my passion for a game that I still manage to enjoy even when losing.… Expand
mikeg6Well ive been a Winning Eleven fan since the PS2 days and i have to say its come to an end. I returned my PES for the new UEFA Euro game today.
PES sadly has lag issues, blocky graphics, slowdown on replays to name a few. At this stage in High Def. gaming these glitches are are inexcusable!!
Gameplay was great, but brought down by presentation.… Expand
FelixC4It seems good at first, but once you get into it it's just infuriatingly inconsistent. One game your defence will be rock-solid and you039;ll score three goals, then the next game your defence will get cut through like water by terrible teams making runs from their own half, dodging all your attempts to get the ball (and pointing out the most glaring flaw, that player teams have terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE defensive AI), and then score from a place on the field that you can never score from yourself. Your players don't behave like real soccer players. More often than not, short passes go in the opposite direction to where you are trying to aim, or they will pass halfway down the field into the waiting defence rather than to the wide open man right beside them. Forwards NEVER match winger runs to the corners, and so are never in a position to receive crosses - which is good, because the defence never has them marked anyway. Just a few examples of the awful AI in PES2008.
In short, the game is extremely flawed. The mechanics themselves are solid most of the time, but the AI is terrible enough that I hardly ever get through more than a game or two without getting mad at the game for just how irrational the events on-screen are.… Expand