Hi guys, we are still at least two months away from a demo of PES 2014 but information has started to be released about the new game. First we had the Edge magazine reveal detailing the new engine a little while ago, then in the last week or so there have been a few screenshots plus the information about the six ideas which should form the basis of the new game that Dougie talked about in the last post.
There has been a lot of negativity surrounding this information, with people saying that they have been let down too many times before or they have heard it all before, but I believe (and I have only seen the same info as the rest of you), that PES 2014 could be the game that revolutionises how football games are made.
My reason for believing this is the introduction of what Konami have called MASS (Motion Animation Stability System), this if implemented well will mean the end of the ability to dribble the length of the pitch using any old player. Another benefit will be the end to the preset stumble animations that have annoyed many people, so no more Drogba getting knocked into a stumble by Walcott. As mentioned by Amateur in the comments of Dougie’s post this could be undone if the controls are too complex, but something like the left stick controlling the direction and the right stick controlling the body could work.
As with any revolution a lot of people are not going to be happy, it will alienate the casual players (although most of them opt for the shininess of FIFA anyway), the pass to Ronaldo/Messi and sprint players (not a bad thing I’m sure you will all agree) and the I want PES 6 with HD graphics brigade. Although with time Konami will win back a large number of old PES players from FIFA and EA Sports will need to play catch up again as they did towards the end of the last gen/start of the current gen.
Thanks for reading, Paul