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The same game again - completely pointless
on 26 October 2012
First off when you fire it up you immediately [as always on the Ps2] notice there is still no widescreen or progressive scan options at all. Yes, in 2012, Konami still believe people only play Ps2 on a 4:3 big fat old TV. Next you will notice the main menu is identical 100% to last year just with a different background picture. The music is altered but now only has small snipets of songs before they fade out and change. Next you will notice the transfers are all massively out-of-date despite the game being released on October 26th, which is obviously a long time after the transfer windown shut. Prime examples of this on first clance would be: Afellay, Park Chu Young, Bendtner, Warnock, R. Meireles, Essien, Benayoun, Berbatov, Andy Carroll, Modric, Van Der Vaart, Dempsey, Dembele, Santa Cruz. I'm sure there are more but those are just ones i noticed straight away. The game then froze and had to be reset. Graphics are identical to last years. A few players have had thir faces altered to look better. Gameplay is 100% identical to last year. Commentary seems identical also. Master League is identical. All in all this game is pointless. Because the transfers are so out of date it isn't even worth it for that im afraid. A very poor way for Konami and PES to go out on the PS2. If you are still playing PES 2012 on the Ps2, a definately say this is not worth your money, but it is only cheap afterall. I can only hope the Wii version offers a little bit more, heres hoping.