I would like to announce that as of two weeks ago, I uninstalled my copy of PES 2013.
I’ve had enough of it. For too long I’ve tried to convince myself that this is football as I want to play it.
The animations, the gameplay, the atrocious refereeing – no more for me.
So where do I go from here I hear some (artistic license applie sparingly there..) of you say?
Well to help explain where I am now, I’d like to draw on a bit of an analogy to help explain my state of mind.
Imagine you spent a couple of years with a great girl, only to find the relationship hit the buffers. You move on, but over time you realise you’re spending more time thinking about that girl. You’re comparing girls since her to her, and at times almost convincing yourself that the current girlfriend is great.
She understands computers, and hell she even plays the odd game with you. But even then you long for what you had with that one girl whom you now consider very special. So instead of continuing on to live a lie, you finally decide that you need to be true to yourself. You think back to when you were happiest – with whom you were happiest even…
There endeth the analogy: I’ve gone back to PES6.
There it is. I’ve shunned the last 4/5 years of PES incarnations for the one game where I felt truly happy.
A game where I felt my footballing abilities can be fairly judged. A game where I feel in charge of my players and team. A game where I dictate the play.
I first pulled out my old 360 copy of the game, which admittedly has a bit of a dated look, but I was up and running. But then I managed to find myself a PC version, and a very special thanks to DoubleDipMatt for guiding me towards a great option file to get cracking with.
At this juncture, I’d like to open the floor to any questions you guys may have about why I’ve done this.
I’m still acclimatising to the gaming mechanics so getting to terms with how to play it all over again.
I will be writing about how I’m getting on a little later. But for now, do you think I’ve finally gone nuts, or do you understand where I’m coming from?
Thanks for reading