PES 2013 is the best version on the current generation of consoles. But is that enough?
I mean, I’m enjoying playing it, and with the plethora of patches available for the PC version, it really does add so much more depth to the look and feel of the game. But is the game heading in the direction you want to see it go?
After the surprise ommission of the League mode, community modes and the RPG elements introduced into ML, are we really being heard by Konami? Who did they think they would please with these changes? I for one do think that perhaps if they cut out modes not needed, then that has to be a good thing. But where was the consultation on what we think should go? We’ve been asking for the old school training modes – where are they? Instead we have the guides to show off new features, which whilst are useful, aren’t enough.
How many of you use the new features such as nutmegging keepers? Many of us have been asking for scenario modes like the old ISS games used to have. How hard would it be to give us what we want?
There are so many existing N64/Playstation era elements in the current game that it is being held back by them – but do Konami listen and care about what matters to us? I have a direct line to Konami, but many of my questions go unanswered.
I’ve asked many times about the online monitoring system to be explained. How/when do we know cheats are being monitored and punished? How many of us have been affected by online cheating to the degree that you think twice about playing online?
I know of more prominent PES fanatics who are shunning the game now. It’s lost touch with many people now. Perhaps they’re all growing old, but guess what – they still play games. I don’t need to tell you which footballing series is now their preferred game.
A lot of this has to do with the direction of the game. We’re being steered into the unknown with PES, and in this modern age of open communications, there’s no excuse for us to not be in the loop. How many more facts do Konami need about the dominance of FIFA to realise that something drastic has to change about the game? We’re being told tidbits about the new Fox Engine and how Seabass is working on that for the next iteration of the game. Just how much confidence do you have in what will be produced?
Will we still see the same old online issues? Will referees still turn a blind eye to a running two footed maiming off the ball?
Do goalkeepers suffer mental retardation which require them to stand totally still for ages before deciding they can move to release a ball? Does it really take them as long as it does to put the ball down in front of them? I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture.
I am looking to put together some videos to highlight the core problems with the game and would appreciate some help compiling them from you guys. If anyone is interested in helping me, please email me and we will talk. I’d like to spend some time showing the poor elements for all to see. As contrary as it may seem to some, I’m not quite ready to throw in the towel with PES.
I’d like to shove some cold hard facts in their face and try once again to get some acknowledgement and hopefully proper action for the next game – which will be critical for many.
Thanks for reading.