The graphics, animations, and controls are amazing! HOWEVER, the amount of unlicensed teams are unbelievable. ONLY two teams retain their original name in the English Premiere League. Then there are unlicensed leagues, with licensed teams. All the big national teams (Brazil, Germany, and Italy to name a few) Have fake names for players. 15 fake stadiums (some based off real stadiums).
The menus are ghastly (Though master league menu is neat, since it will occasionally show pictures of fans, or in game shots of your last game)
The sound is amazing! You'll be cheering along with the people in the nosebleeds for your team.
Anytime there is a replay, a cut scene, or any general zooming in. You'll watch your solid FPS drag to the speed of a turtle.
Though this sounds primarily as a bunch of complaints. The game is amazing for someone merely interested in the sport, and interested in personally leveling up players with game play time (experience points to increase skills).
The replayability is HUGE! But the lack of real names (I enjoy playing soccer games to learn every player on a team, and root for those when they show up on sports channels). Lack of ability to simulate through some games. (As much as I enjoy playing every game, sometimes I'd prefer to see how my team is doing without me going 12-0 against the opposing team) The difficulty settings renders me crazy! (I am by far a wuss when it comes to being good at games, but when you play beginner, it's way too easy. Yet amateur I am getting rocked!) But hey, maybe it's just me with the difficulty.
Final Thoughts: 6/10 Fan of the SPORT, looking for some amazing animations? This is worth the rental(/buy). Prefer to cheer for real teams and real players? Get Fifa (or hold out for a better soccer game) I for one, prefer Fifa over this game. Why? I want to cheer for my favorite soccer teams, or prepare for the world cup by learning the names of players on some national teams.
PES 2008 is the best and realistic soccer game in the market, the graphics are really good and the play mode too. I only gave it a 9 is because when playing an online match, sometimes it has flaws, but if they fix the little problems in xbox live mode this game would be absolutely a 10.
posted by Masterkc (PORT WASHINGTON, NY) Mar 16, 2008
Member since Oct 2006
i have been playing both fifa and PES since i was 9 and this years fifa suprisingly came out to be 100 times better than this years PES. PES gameplay is realistic but has flaws. Some times you have the ball and it dissapears or there is a late reaction when u do something.Plus fifa has teamplay online where you can be your own player online. PES Graphics arent the best ive seen. Playing online games are hard caus eof the lag. This game defnintly not a buy.