BAL - My view
Sorry, but I'm not here to debate if PES 2011 BAL is the best, or without bugs. Or for the matter if FIFA Be A Pro is better or not. I'm just sharing my view.
Comparing the past, this year 2011 BAL is really great for me, at least for me
The boring training match between own teammates on the quiet training ground was do away this year. Gosh...it really put me to sleep at times. his year in place was "friendly" matches between other continent teams in the stadium. This certainly makes it more interesting for new players like us to get notice by the manager. Of course, you can choose to skip it.
I know many don't really like to wait and get train for new positions when needed, due to the formation change bugs many encounter. However, I thought it was in truth a reality where players may be at times told to adjust to new positions. This of course take time to be trained. Maybe it was just me, but I had seriously never encounter the formation bug till date. I have played one and half season (40 matches) with AZ and till date, the team had hardly change their formation. Only on few occasions I was deploy on the right wing instead of left, which I thought was fair, since I'm two footed. Just my honest view here.
I hate last year contract system, where contract was renewed only yearly. This year, we will be given straight 2 or 3 years contract at one time. This is certainly more realistic.
I know this is really nothing great, but it was really satisfying to see my assets growing in thousands and then millions, based on my growing annual salary...
It was really great when end of the season, one of your star players of the team come to you and state your growing importance to the team. I feel like a star...LOL
Now, of course this is the most important. I know there are many claimed flaws or bugs here and there. But end of the day, I must really said that this end gameplay was certainly more realistic (as per my own playing experience till date). Why? Last year, I kind of enable to exploit a weakness of the game by constantly dribble down the byeline outrun defenders before finally cut in to either lay a simple cross/pass to the middle for someone to shoot or tap in a goal, or attempt a shoot on goals. Playing in Professional level, I was averaging almost 40 assists and 30 goals a season. To me, this is too unreal.
This year, the figures were more realistic. Still on Professional level, and with AZ, we won the league with me making 18 assists and 16 goals overall (I was only 19 yrs old, and rating 73). I can't cut in like last year as i wished now, only on some occasions. Now I can only cross in or sometime cut in to unleash a shoot on goal. At times, I can be close down and lose possession. I need to really depend on making quick passes, find space to run into etc.
Good to Have for 2012
I wish things can be included are like:
Personal endorsement as our playing reputation grow. more money means better agent, better team to play for....
Buddies or foes in the team - how often we read in the newspaper where players show their dislike against each other. This goes for the same between managers and players...like SAF and Roo...hehe...
Character - we have playing characteristic to choose like speed demon or playmaker, how about off field characters like media darlings or party boy? hehe
As i said before, i don't say this game is without flaws or bugs, but i really enjoy it alot. Like some said, its just a game.