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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
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Platform: PlayStation 3
With the game tied at zero, minimal time remaining on the clock and the crowd going crazy, you know what your team needs to make a stop here. As the visiting squad, you're in hostile territory and you know the only thing better than leaving this stadium — is leaving with a victory. Thinking he's caught the defense napping, the opposing forward makes a pass into a tight fit only to have it go your way. The defender stops the pass and immediately outlets it to you. You sprint up the sidelines, dribbling left and right, avoiding defenders. Your winger sprints on the opposite side of the field — it's two on one. The goalie comes out to meet you just as the ball leaves your foot and soars through the air toward your teammate. He jumps up and his head connects squarely with the ball — as the energetic crowd goes silent.
Kick off for thrilling soccer matches on the pitch with PES 2013: Pro Evolution Soccer. Experience the excitement and heart-racing action of the world's most popular sport on your PlayStation 3. Jump onto the pitch and compete against some of the top players in the sport thanks to the inclusion of the UEFA Champion's League and Copa Santander Libertadores. Vie for glory against many of soccer's prolific personalities with the lifelike player models that have been upgraded to feature movements to appear more like the real-life players. Dribble and pass with more freedom than ever, and go up against top goalkeepers that are more true-to-life than ever before with improved animations, logic and responses. Take advantage of precise offensive and defensive controls to fire electric shots, execute pinpoint passes or to sway the momentum with strategic defensive stops and turnovers. Connect to and interact with other players thanks to the enhanced MyPES platform that links all online and offline gamers. At kickoff, do you want to be standing on the sidelines, or dominating the pitch?
- Immerse yourself in the action with player model upgrades that feature movements and appearances based on their real-life counterparts
- Run out on the pitch alongside some of the world's greatest soccer players in the latest installment to the explosive Pro Evolution Soccer franchise
- Feel the electricity of the stadium come alive as you immerse yourself in the excitement of soccer
- Execute pinpoint passes, deadly accurate shots and strategically trap the ball to create flowing movement and force your opponents into turnovers with precise offensive and defensive controls
- Dominate the field as you dribble and pass with more freedom than ever thanks to Full Control
- Enjoy refined team and player decisions and movement with ProActive AI that creates more realism and control
- Go up against top goalkeepers with improved logic and animations for a true-to-life experience that's based on the moves and reactions of real goalkeepers
- Enjoy full social integration with the enhanced MyPES platform that allows all online and offline gamers to connect and interact with one another in real-time game sessions
- Compete against some of the best players on the planet in the UEFA Champion's League and Copa Santander Libertadores
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Graphics - Still lovely smooth animation, perfect player likenesses and excellent little touches to the stadiums like photographers and stadium staff wandering about in the background.
Gameplay - All the good things from last year are still there and alot of the bad has been removed. Players come looking for the ball, the AI sets up little triangles allowing flowing one-touch play to beat the defence, players make attacking runs and others move in to fill the space they've left (as good players should do). The shooting feels much more positive than in 2012, more representative of the power bar and shots go in the direction that you want them to...unlike 2012 where the ball would more often than not go totally the wrong way and with all the power of a baby's fart! The introduction of a double tap on X to do a poke tackle is a very welcome addition and once you've got the timing down gives a great sense of control to defending. You feel that if the COM player gets round you it's because you mis-timed the tackle whereas in 2012 it often felt like there was nothing you could do to stop certain players dribbling round the whole team.
OTHER GOOD STUFF - The addition of the Brazilian league and including the Copa Libertadores into the master league is a touch of genius, alot of the guff of previous years has been removed eg. the pointless things you could buy from the PES shop like a ball shaped like a sweet and backgrounds from old Konami games for the stadium creater.Read more ›
First of all give credit to the makers of Pro, i havent bought Pro since 2010 because the last few have been awful (too slow, dim witted players and not good enough online play) NOW however they have got a grip of themselves, asked Cristiano Ronaldo to step in and help........ and my goodness it has worked.
Perfect example: AI control - go any team on Fifa and look at the right/left back - they dont move so you always have to go narrow and try and take on the whole opposition, or shoot from miles away which again you have very limited control of because Fifa is too automated.
Pro evo on the other hand YOU CHOOSE if you want the defender to bomb forward into the attack, you can have I.E Evra AHEAD of Ashley Young and then Evra crosses and Van Persie can be on the end of it, or lay it to the edge of the box for Paul Scholes making his late run and smashing it into the top corner, again if you miss ITS YOUR OWN FAULT!!! Either you held the shoot button too long or you aimed to far wide.
My other point - Licenses - Pro, yes dont have as much money as Fifa (cant be helped) but it is so easy to download the pack update and hey presto all kits, stadiums, player transfers are done! Type on the internet Pro Evo 13 updates and download it, put it on a pen drive, copy it over to the PS3/Xbox 1 hour later its like the real thing.
Final point - enjoyment - When i lose on Fifa i get so annoyed that i usually slam the controller on the floor and switch the PS3 off.Read more ›
Pes this year has more teams then it ever has and more official stadiums, the great thing about its stadiums is that for example when you play in the bernabeau you actually feel like your playing in the bernabeau. It has no official epl teams except man utd but to me that's ok because the gameplay is so good.
I regret buying FIFA first as if I'd bought pes before I would of saved myself £40. I've given this game 4 stars and not 5 just because it doesn't have all the licenses and Konami haven't bothered updating the squads to count for all the summers transfers.
In summary if your interested in gameplay and a more rewarding experience get pes, if your interested in licences get FIFA.
Secondly, and before I begin the review, those people awarding FIFA one star because the game did not arrive on time have way too much time on their hands and are doing a diservice to the game because their gripe is with amazon, the review should surely focus on the product, or is it just me!!
Now, to business, I am a PES fan. It has provided me with many hours of fantastic enjoymemt because historically it captured (albeit mainly on ps 2) the essence and unpredictability of football. True lovers of the game need the frustrations and the small margins that are involved. Lovers of FIFA need kits and glitz and up to date squads and that in the past compensated for the lack of gameplay realism. Many FIFA players online become very good at playing the game. In other words they learn the FIFA script and exploit it. The trouble is, in the last three installments, especially 2012, FIFA evolved into a very good game indeed, which put pes in the shade. Another factor is that most of us Brits live for the premier league, championship and below. This is always going to be a significant factor in what people buy because who wants to spend time editing, paying more for patches or playing "west midlands village v potteries". I happen to like la liga and pes this year have thrown a lot of effort into capturing that particular atmosphere with accurate stadiums and fan chants which give it a great feel.Read more ›
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I still play this version of PES now and then as its by far the best version since the PS2 era. It's certainly a lot better than the horrid PS4 releases to date. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Spiratti