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GF Rating
6.6

228 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Soccer finds its true home with the Wii controls

posted by Shazbot (BROOKLYN, NY) Mar 26, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Aug 2007

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Soccer on consoles takes a leap forward in usability, flexibility, tactics, realism and fun with PES-2008. The limitations of trying to fit a continually moving soccer game into the constraints of joystick control have been thrown off with style.

Point, click, drag and lead your players around the pitch with the Wiimote and nunchuk to produce a flowing game that despite a few limitations still results in a satisfying soccer experience. Dribbling and shooting are instinctive. Tackling is a little hit and miss sometimes. Moving players off the ball is truly great especially at set pieces such as free kicks and corners.

There are several modes - including quick match, cups of various pool sizes and league. National teams and various league teams thinly dsguised under not-quite-real names can be selected which have at least some of the real player names. The players have different skill levels which is most noticeable when trying to score with them and there is a fatigue level for each one which can indicate when you need to make a substitution (of which you get three - in English league at least).

There are action replays of goals and other highlights at the end of each half with the ability to move the camera and zoom to savour your favorite moments and this is implemented very well indeed.

In order to provide and wide enough view of the pitch for long passing the player graphics are small by default but this really doesn't detract from the gameplay and the detail on the replays makes up for any deficieny in the normal play.

BUT - yep here's the BUT, after a while the game does tend to start feeling a little too much of the same thing every game. It's not a massive problem but if you are easily bored with games this could be a problem for you. Together with the fact that the direction of your attempts on goal is pretty much under the Wii's control this is why the game only gets an 8.

Definitely rent it and try it - some may want to buy it

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GF Rating
7

Good

2 REVIEWS: Rent PES 08 (wait for 09); BUY FIFA 08!

posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Mar 25, 2008

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Member since Nov 2004

2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

This is the first installment to hit a Nintendo system; and I was excited to try it! Eventhough the trailers and screens made it look like it was difficult.

Here are my reviews...

PES 08 {7}; The training was good and it did not make you want to give up. However the controls in PES 08 are actualy intuitive until you try to tackle. The graphics are nice and the players move fluidly, Even the commentator is more clear and nicer to listen to. The online is ok. The big draw back is that this has to many layers and it makes it difficult just to play (they need to streamline the menu screens). Since it is getting overhauled in 09 I would say rent this but buy Fifa 08; Way better Deal!!

Fifa 08 {9}; Most of you gave up thinking the controls was to difficult. However the training mode was not as tuitive as it should have been; and I agreed. On the other hand after just jumping in and playing a game for 5 minutes it came naturally. I know that it does not have Tournament mode but it is put together almost perfectly; the controls are outstanding, the menu is perfect, the online is better, and it flows more smoothly. I bought this one before playing and it is the best Fifa game since 98 and 02!!

Next year we should have 2 outstanding titles; and until that time comes; I highly reccomend that you {BUY} Fifa 08 and {rent} PES 2008!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Konami's Evolution

posted by lightsaber (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 20, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

The Evolution Soccer series has always garnered critical praise as well as been excepted by the Japanese gaming community as THE soccer title. Things really haven't evolved as much as the title implies but that's ok because its' core gameplay is still some of the best you can get in any soccer title out there. FIFA from EA might look a little more impressive but Konami's Pro Evolution has the gameplay goods. You don't play Evolution Soccer for the graphics (even though they're pretty darn good for a Wii title). You play Evolution because of its' extremely tight gameplay mechanics. This has always been my favorite soccer series going all the way back to International Superstar Soccer 64 on the N64 (it was actually Pro Evolution Soccer with a different title here in the states) and it still is. If your looking for quality gameplay in your soccer simulation then look no further than Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Thank you Konami.

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