Well ... I've lost every game bar one today (I drew with Rangers 1-1 as Inter). I get a lot of possession but I'm still getting to grips with the new dribbling and controlling players off the ball. In fact I'm finding it quite difficult. As frustrating as it is not really knowing the controls and it been very challenging its not nearly as annoying as PES2011 but I just can't score!
Against Inter as Spurs they played the ball up the pitch and literally walked into the net and thats one slight gripe I have, sometimes you can't get the ball off of the CPU, doesn't matter what I do slide, block use R2 they still retain possession.
This demo is much better than the first and I find myself wanting to play it. Shame the training section didn't include dribbling, that would have helped alot. As it happens I won't be buying PES2012 when it's released. As much as I enjoy it, its just too tough for me. Its the first PES I'm truly awful at and I can't invest hours learning to be proficient in it either. Still, will look forward to the tournaments with my friends although I've got no chance of winning.
Join the club mate, It is infuriating sometimes.
I think it still suffers from a balance issue against the CPU. I myself play on Top Player and it seems the CPU is capable of doing things you simply can't even achieve. They seem to glide and ghost past every tackle you put in, when they stumble they regain balance and continue. It also seems any fucking player is able to do this to, I've had Lucio against me turn into some kind of pissing Maradona. It's crazy. The movement on and OFF the ball is a hundred times better than my players and they can go around your players a pick a pass with ease for tap-ins.
Another thing is when the CPU is defending, its just pressure pressure pressure this allows zero freedom for the player, and it is hard to even get around them. I welcome a challenge and all, but there is deffo a balance issue here. For us to be able to defend we have to hold them up and time tackles, using jockey (R2 and RT) yet the CPU just rush like Trojans and win the ball.
The CPU on the highest difficulty should provide a big challenge but within the limits of the game and the limits of yourself. Not be able to do everything you cant. I've also had Sneijder smack a 40yarder FK in leaving my keeper standing, top corner, whack, 100mph. It's madness at times.
Goalkeepers also flap to many shots onto another attacker for an easy tap in. This area still needs looking into/improving.
Hopefully this balance issue gets fixed before release, or at least make us able to do everything they can at least.
It's very very very close, if Konami fix these things, the game is solid.