The football here is unpredictable and undefinable. Matches take on their own personality, depending on who is playing, both on the pitch and behind the controller. You are given enough control and room for expression that you don’t need to conform to best practice. Instead you need to play to your and your team’s strengths, negating the opponent’s and managing the tempo of a game.
Meanwhile, PES is the football game for people who love the elegance, grace, and flow of the sport. PES has always been good at that, and this year's edition, while only making subtle tweaks to the on-field engine, has done so so effectively that it has become the definitive take on the sport.
I am a fan of football games. PES i tried, had a good run but ultimately i did not have "a run" at all. Won League, cup, champions league to find out YOU don't play the game, PES/Konami plays for you. It is to obvious. Like i said i like football games, mainly as i control the players. In PES you don't control them, sadly. The management system is very nice hence i gave a 2 score. The actual gameplay lets it down and after all that is most important. Rubber band well let's not even start....(UPDATE) I have now found out much off the rubber banding can be overcome with ensuring full fitness, motivation and different tactics being used. Rubber banding still there but less of an issue. No injuries and no fouls is a big let down making me believe Konami does not test their game before issue. I cannot score higher than a 5
This game is really something good. You feel like you are in a real stadium playing real games. The fact that you can play UEFA Champions league is very satisfying, and makes this game better than EA Sports Fifa 16. Looking forward to play the 17th version of PES, & wondering what new features will be in it.
PES 2016 is a football simulation for gamers, not for football enthusiasts, because in terms of realism it falls way behind EA Sports FIFA. Pro Evo simply chose another path and doesn’t even try to convince you that what you see is an attempt to recreate the real thing. It goes back to the roots – to wonderful PES 6 – and that’s why I had so much fun with PES 2016 and fell in love with it. [11/2015, p.34]
Este jogo é incrível! Eu recebi e ainda não posso parar de jogar. Os gráficos são tão detalhadas para um game e é desafiador, mas divertido e terá que jogar por horas! A história é complexa e profundamente pensado. O melhor jogo que eu já joguei de forma
Graphics: 7.8 Sound: 8.2 Gameplay: 7.5 Fun/Story: 7.2
Not as good as described by media. Overall is a good improvement but it lacks some veracity either in fictitious teams and players, either in gameplay. The way to score goals is identical as much as you play. Like Fifa 2016, is just a good game but a revolution is mandatory in both of them.
I was a huge fan on PES on PS1 and PS2 and I have to say that I was almost unbeatable on it (:)), but then as all PES fans I was very disappointed by the game on PS3. I just bought a PS4 and PES 2016, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I won't say that it's as good as it used to be on PS2, but definitely much better than on PS3. The freedom of play is back which was my favorite aspect. I'm just reeducating myself to the game but I'm getting really frustrated by two big aspects of the game though. The first one is that the keepers are definitely a joke! Konami didn't work at all on that aspect. Basically it's 1 shot on target = goal, almost 9/10! So as soon as you make a mistake in defense, it's a goal conceded! Then the second aspect is the computer players in your team (which you can't control) lack intelligence. When you are the player having the ball and want to give it to another player, the player almost stays still unless if it's a striker. For example if my center mid has the ball, my other center mid or my wingers barely propose solutions, I'm force to look for my strikers.
Apart from these two aspects, I think the game itself has improved a lot. One other downside I've also noticed is in the Master league where it's not realistic. For example, teams like West Ham signing Lewandoski or Southampton signing Rooney. It's way too easy to sign players. Once again I think that they have improved a lot compared to when they were on PS3 but there is still lots of room for improvement.
Thought I'd give this a go having moved from PES to Fifa in 2010. It gets marks for better soundtrack and the gameplay in general is better than Fifa 16 but unfortunately there are just too many bad points which makes it an unenjoyable experience.
The Menus look good but the difficulty in doing basic tasks massively lets it down, updating national teams is a chore, no thought seems to have gone into transfer negotiations, players stats dropping significantly if played slightly out of position, inconsistent player ratings, most of the premier league having names like East London and player faces from those teams being wildly generic, West Ham have 2 kits that look nothing like the real thing (one is white and yellow striped?!). The commentators are so tediously boring and often sound out of place. The pitch is just a lifeless dark green with no real vibrant colours that stand out.
I found it impossible to get immersed in the career mode (master league) experience with so much that was taking away from it, it didn't feel like I was managing my club, it felt like I was managing a randomly generated team that shared no similarities with the real club other than the player names.
It's a shame because the gameplay was an improvement on Fifa 16, but the whole thing just seems lifeless.
Periodically I try to get in to football games, be it PES or FIFA and no matter how hard I try I just can't. The time it takes to master these games, the intricacies, controls, tricks and commands; its just not worth it unless these are the only games you want to focus on for the next year.
The team mate AI is hopeless, I can't understand why after all these years players run toward the ball in open space, get a metre away from it then turn round and run in the opposite direction. Players are also to stupid to make runs into space to receive a through ball.
Controlling, first touch, dribbling, contesting for the ball in the air are all totally random. Shooting is still an absolute horror and remains as broken as it was 10 years ago.
The lack of official teams and competitions is a joke. Konami, if you can't get the licenses why do you bother?
Yeah, it looks ok but I could be better.
Load times are too long.
Menu music is repetitive and unvaried.
Personally I think the people that rave about this game have low expectations when it comes to football, fun and enjoy bashing FIFA.
I don't play FIFA, I don't really play PES but as someone who played Football/Soccer competitively for 18 years all I can do is fault this and pick it apart as the flawed sporting sim that it is.
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