Advantages Great team A.I. | Nice, revamped career system | Improved from last years effort.
Disadvantages Lacking licenses | Unsatisfying gameplay | Not as detailed or deep as FIFA.
In short, no. Though this year is a huge step in the right direction, whether this is due to the controls still being familiar, rather than learning the new tackling system of FIFA 12 or because the career has been revamped and new modes added, it feels like development has been made and PES are back on track.
Once a great series that had FIFA playing in its shadow, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) has hit a rapid decline in the quality and realism of football simulation in recent years as FIFA has sufficiently risen to the top as footballing sim king on consoles. PES 2012 is now here but can it stand to the innovation and quality that is displayed by FIFA 12?
A mere eleven tracks feature for PES 2012’s menus compared to the 39 tracks of FIFA 12 so after a while the music will begin to get repetitive but it depends if you like any of the songs that are on offer. With a revamped career mode, you may find yourself in the menus more often than you would think with the ability to create your avatar which you can then see on the touchline or behind the desk in the manager’s office, talking to your head coach about the next match and so on. The visual representation is fantastic and is much more immersive than previous instalments and FIFA 12’s career but it is a shame that the rest of the features, such as the training and negotiations are just not as slick or interesting.Obviously, the sponsorships have always been an issue with PES, with only two teams in the Barclays Premier League actually licensed; Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Italian Seria A has all the teams licensed but the league itself along with the logo is not allowed and numerous international teams such as Wales for instance has an entirely fictional team of players that do not exist.
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