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Not Quite Evolved into a Great Game

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 28, 2010

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Usually when I see a title that has words like “Evolution” in it, I think it’s just a marketing ploy to get you hyped up about the game.
But Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 does put a nice addition to the gameplay: the ability to pass the ball anywhere on the court and have the nearest guy go after it.
This makes the game much more fun because I can commence an attack on goal with several precise passes that sets up the perfect shot. And with that, scoring goals just became much easier. Before, I would have to wait for a guy to get open before I can pass him the ball - and watch as a defender intercepts the pass, stopping the attack.
Defending, on the other hand, is much tougher because I can’t select which guy to control - the AI does that for me. And if the attacker gets past the guy I control, I am stuck watching as the attacking player runs into the goal area while the other defenders let him (AI team mates not much help here)
And penalties are called purely by luck - there’s no rhyme or reason why I my guy fouls (or does not foul) the opposing player.
The game tries to help buy putting you through training camps, but some exercises are exercises in frustration because I’m not sure what the goal of that exercise is - so I skipped out of the camps altogether. (Controls are not that though to figure out.)
This game offers several tournaments with more teams than I can count - which is good for anyone who is a big time soccer fan. World Cup or English Premier Leauge? This game’s got those teams, and more.
And the commentary is actually quite good - even if they do repeat themselves a bit.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is fun to play, but bugs in defense/refereeing put a damper on it. It is a game that is a must rent, and fans of the game of soccer might want to buy it.

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posted by lonzo8 (PROSPECT, KY) Aug 9, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

The graphics are very good. Controls look very hard but are easy to master. Wide range of teams for every taste. That's why this game is good.

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