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Old 15-06-2010, 09:44   #1
Smile The 'Feeling' is back

My Dear PES fans,

Here is a 35 years old football crazy gamer who tried football since the Atari to Amiga Kick OFF and Sensible Soccer then to EA FIFAs on early consoles then the to FIFA 1996 on 3DO and then to Winning Eleven.

Whenever I made a move, I get a feeling. A wonderful one. A feeling that can keep you unfocused on any thing in life. I am crazy about football and when I play a game that let me play the game better, I just become happy.

I remember experiencing that feeling three times.

The first was when I moved from 8bit Atari football to AMIGA Kick an Sensible Soccer, countless hours of gaming with AI or friends.

Second was when FIFA 1996 was launched on 3DO. The first 3D football. I only bought the 3DO for that game. I remember not sleeping for two to three days during university times. Skipped lectures. Amazing time it was.

The thirds was in late 90s when I switched to the Wining Eleven on PS1. OMG what a change in game play, I was carrying over my PS bag with me all the times. Even to Hotels during my business trips. This is the last time I lived that feeling.

Between those moments, you just see quite slight improvement to your games year by year but the feeling is not there.

What happened to me? Why I am not enjoying playing football games as I used to have. Maybe it is age or maybe I gave up? All questions on my heads? For any PES launch, I only play the game for 3 months max then give up, why?

I did not try FIFA because I know they suck, they do not have the feeling for Soccer, They have game play issues, FIFA is for kids and so. I remember trying on occasion those FIFA games and they really suck. Last one was FIFA 09 on the PC which I uninstalled one week after.

Last week, I was with my 9 years old son in a store and my son got attracted to FIFA world Cup release on PS3. I tried my best to convince him that FIFA games suck and we will be wasting our money. Well, I failed and I bought the game for him as a reward for completing his 2nd year in school.

He went home and started playing by himself and the expected happened, My son came and said “Dad this game sucks and it is very hard to play, PES 2010 is much better”. Since this was $50 game, I wanted to ensure myself. I played with him. I knew why he did not like it, because you need to know real football to play this game. Running over players with Kaka, Messi, Ronaldo is not the solution here.

Guys I do not want to take Pros and Cons here, there were enough threads.

The FEELING is back. An amazing really amazing football experience. I have total control. I can do what I want with my players. Stuff which I am not ever dreaming of doing in PES. I am not even watching the real World Cup. My friends tried it, they all bought PS3s to play it.

I am happy again…just want to let you know, you maybe want to give it a try or maybe wait for another PES release. Your choice

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