As you guys will have noticed we’ve managed to get a few new writers for the site.
I’m hoping that between us we will be able to offer a diverse range of views and opinions.
So please do welcome them and I’m sure they will engage you guys in all areas of the game.
So word on the street is that the demo is on the verge of release, though my money is on it being released closer to the end of the month. I’ve not managed to get official word on the date either, and not sure which platforms will see demos released. We’ve not generally seen PC demos released, so I don’t expect one now either for it.
Would I be correct in assuming that to date there hasn’t been enough information about the game released, compared to previous versions at this stage? Or do you think there has been sufficient information?
With Gamescom due to run from the 21st to the 25th of August (21st restricted to trade and media visitors), I’d expect an explosion of gameplay footage, and the announcement of the demo go live date.
If we’re lucky, it’ll be out at the same time as Gamescom, so let’s hope that happens.
So given we’re a stone’s throw away from release, how are your excitement levels for this new version of PES? With a new direction, and several key features being touted, this could be the moment we’ve been waiting for, since the brilliant PES6?
I have to say that whilst no one single version of PES since has truly satisfied as much as PES6 did for me, there’s been enough in the way of changes to PES to not enjoy PES6 any more. The limitations of the engine have since been fully exposed, and there’s no going back.
So the question is, will this new engine drive the game forward positively? I just hope the focus on gameplay is maintained over the more superficial elements of the game, such as shirt textures, and sweat pouring off faces.
I have to say one of my biggest concerns is also refereeing. In my eyes, a broken referee equals a broken game. If we have to resort to learning how to manipulate the ref’s decisions in order to get away with dirty play, then it’s a game breaker in my books.
If you agree with me on this – please shout loudly in the comments section and I’ll do my best to make sure the right people hear what we’re shouting about. Unfortunately it’s one area which tends to get neglected, given all the gameplay focus we see every year.
Thanks for reading.