PES 2014 takes to the field once again, this time with a focus on gameplay. A new images engine, improved animations and a excellent atmosphere are the main highlights of the edition.
Leagues, cups, tournaments, and on the internet multiplayer
Pro Evolution Soccer, which already has a patch available for download , offers several modes associated with play:
During the loading stages, you' ll get tips upon shots and moves to do in specific situations in a game, a useful intermission that takes advantage of any dead time!
The PES 2014 menu design isn' big t bad, but in terms of functionality, it' s definitely a step back again from the modern and new FIFA 14.
Total freedom of movement within the field
The game controls in PES 2014 haven' t gone through any major upheavals. The main new feature is the TrueBall Tech : with the improved control of the analog stick, you can prevent or control the ball via 360 degrees. The result is a striking realism and unprecedented freedom of movement in PES. This is made possible by improved ball physics, meaning there' s no longer that frustrating " bowling ball" effect that will accompanied the series for years.
Also improved are the tackles , which usually are now much more fluid and believable. The power, weight and physical strength of the players can affect the outcome or impact of the shoulder in order to shoulder struggles between players.
Maneuvers are more logical at this point too; the game favors team play as well as the pace is slower than in earlier years. It' s more difficult to steal the ball from a player and get it in the back of the web. Now, you' ll need to research the position of players on the field and get the timing right to make the most of teammates' play or to take a chance on goal.
Long gone from PES 2014 are the sudden direction changes of past games; in their place are more natural movements. The cross is arranged in a more " manual" way compared to before, while the shots are more believable, despite some trajectories seeming a bit steered.
The goalkeepers have improved as well. They have excellent animations and some of the saves are incredible. The way they come out for high tennis balls and crosses is convincing, however the slowness and lack of reactivity of the goalkeeper when facing a striker leaves a lot to be desired (Y button on the Xbox joypad).
Artificial intelligence is one of the biggest highlights of PES 2014. The players handled from the CPU move well and appear more unpredictable, work as a team and when necessary, are able to take shots that will leave you speechless. There are 6 selectable difficulty levels for the AI.
But playing well within PES 2014 also requires strategies which are suited to your team. The range of plays is more limited than in FIFA, but the excellent editor comprises for this deficiency by giving you the capability to create a number of modules.
An extraordinary game climate
The new Fox images engine in PES 2014 works well. All details have been taken into consideration, as well as the physical resemblance of the virtual players to the real ones is amazing (but only for the famous ones; the " not-so-well known" ones are a bit rough round the edges). Greate care was consumed the production of each of the levels, along with excellent choreographic details and distinctive banners for each team.
Despite these improvements, the particular engine still has to mature: we all noticed occasional frame drops , although these don' t affect the gaming experience. In addition , there is the inexplicable lack of rain or snow. It' s not a dealbreaker, but it' s certainly unusual for a online game of this caliber.
One more new feature to PES 2014 is the almost total absence of " binary": the players now move with total freedom and without pre-determined frameworks.
The sound effects are perhaps the best element of PES 2014. The audience is the 12th player on the field, supporting the team with an incessant roar, galvanizing every single risky move, whistling at opponents and urging their heroes on the goals, especially in the most frenetic from the matches. In short, Konami has managed to create an extraordinary atmosphere in which the gamer truly gets psychologically involved .
The dawn of a new era
For Professional Evolution Soccer, this is the dawn of the new era. This edition depends entirely on the gameplay: more team play, better control of the players, revised basketball physics, realistic tackles and numerous features that improve the gaming encounter.
So , has PES 2014 finally beaten FIFA? In a word – no . The EA simulator continues to be king, but the gap has definitely been narrowed and the Konami title is now a viable alternative.
The developers have created a fun, rewarding game, which allows gamers to immerse themselves in a stadium that has no equal in any other football videogame.
The Fox Engine, although still a little premature and rough around the edges, is crucial in the rebirth of the franchise . Konami definitely got a huge step in the right direction: the simulation aspect of the title has greatly improved, much to the pleasure of all purists of the genre.
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