I’ve been playing football (or soccer for you yanks) games on PC since 98, Fifa 98 to this day has one of the best
It made PES fall behind, not in graphics but in gameplay and licensing, which admittedly they always struggled with. To be honest, I guess we could say it wasn’t that PES fell behind as much as Fifa galloped forward.
I first noticed the slump in 2016, then 2017 the game just didn’t seem interesting enough but they still had the rights to Champions League. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 came with visual improvements but the gameplay just felt like it was slower than Fifa. Obviously the hardcore fan was quite to say it’s more ‘realistic’ that it was more ‘simulation’ than Fifa. While Fifa, not faultless in its own right, brought new game modes, PES shrunk further within itself.
It lost the one thing that made it better than Fifa. It lost its character.
Roll around to PES 2019, the Champions League license is gone, while they coaxed me in by having Liverpool’s license, the premier league, or their version of it is so full of fake teams that it hardly feels real. But like I said before, licensing was never going to be their strength, the graphics had kept up, but I personally never cared too much about it except for the crowd, which had a
And that’s when the other shoe dropped, and it didn’t just drop, it plummetted. The gameplay was awkward, slow, and excruciatingly boring. AI was dumber than a doorknob, heck a doorknob may have done a better job.
The ball feels light, their feet feel heavy and the grass feels like butter that’s about to become a puddle of itself. PES lost its snappy movement and its quick counters. It lost the one thing that made it better than Fifa. It lost its character.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 didn’t really take that many steps back from 2018, but in a fast paced industry, Pro Evolution Soccer franchise has stayed still for 3 years and it’s set them back atleast a decade.
If you’re looking for a football game that will help you get your fix on rainy days (or in the winter if you happen to live in a cold place), Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 isn’t going to be the game for it. In all honesty, it’s bloody fucking awful.
RDTechy has been a gamer since he could manage to get in front of a computer, which was roughly around the time he was 10. Now, he’s a gaming, tech (i mean duh, its in the name!) and wrestling aficionado!. He started GudShiz to have fun and put his own quirky spin on what’s happening. He loves indie games and complaining about stuff that makes no difference and is an absolute cynical bugger. He also hates typing out bios in the third person because it feels pretty douchey to do it.