As more impressions and news start to come in thick and fast, we’re starting to see a new round of optimism surrounding PES.
The more maturer gamers will remain just on the right side of cynical for now.
News of a post-E3 PES 2013 event next week should be well known by now. Unfortunately we will not have a representative available to give you our take on the state of PES. Dan did try to advertise a little while ago for a keen gamer to join our site for this purpose, but nothing materialised there. If there is another event in July/August then I shall try to make that one.
Personally speaking, I’m not sure there is much which can be inferred at this stage in the game’s development. Whilst there will be clear differences from PES2012, there will be a big caveat on the game’s production. Presenting impressions where I’m overwhelmed by the new concepts will cloud my judgement. Getting a view in July/August will mean seeing a product closer to completion, and therefore it would lend itself better to drawing impressions from it.
I have it on good authority that the Super Cancel function, whilst still present at this stage, does not need to be employed in-game.
This is great news in one sense, as it must surely mean that on-rails gameplay is finally being scrapped. But on the other hand, the fact that it is still present speaks volumes to me. If the game is truly free, why still have an out-moded, much denigrated system function still mapped to the control system? If nothing else, the R1/R2 button combination could be used for some other function, if not make it editable for your own preferred actions. Hence I remain somewhat sceptical about the actual freedom we’re being given.
Again some of you may say that I should have gone and argued the case there, but it’s moot point now. I’ve made people who are closer to the product aware of my feelings on the subject, so hopefully they can champion the cause better than I can.
I’d be interested in hearing how your general levels of optimism are right now, relative to the feel good factor that is emanating from the Konami camp. I will leave the current Super Cancel poll up for a bit longer, given the low number of responses.
If you haven’t voted please do.
Thanks for reading.