The PES series is un-doubly better than it's rival FIFA series, but has the Nintendo DS done this latest instalment any justice? Well, Yes and No.
The gameplay in PES6 is still as good as it always has been, and is really easy to just pick up and play without playing through the tutorial. Obviously the graphics aren't as good as the PlayStation 2 version, but for the Nintendo DS they look really good, but it's hard to say that, especially when all the players look identical to one-another.
You get the chance to play as one of the 57 international teams or club teams, including licensed teams such as Manchester United and Juventus.
You still get all of the standard game modes -Cup mode, Exhibition mode, PK mode and Create mode- but, unfortunately, there is no Master League mode; instead you've got the World Tour mode which allows you to take you're created team and face all of the international teams. You start off at the bottom of the ladder facing poor teams such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, but you'll soon work you're way up and face the likes of Brazil and Italy as your team gets better and better.
The touch screen is also used quiet well. In PK mode you simply tap the screen on where you want the ball to go, or where you want your Goal Keeper to dive. The touch screen is also used in setting up your formation on the pitch and changing players, which makes organizing your team much easier.
The online mode via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is fun, but it suffers from some terrible slow-down when there are too many players on the screen at anytime.
PES6 for the Nintendo DS is a good game and it's miles better than any FIFA game, but think of it this way: PES6 on the PS2 is like playing real football. PES6 on the DS is like playing on a football table, while it's still good fun, you'd rather be playing the real thing.