WOW!!! I feel so happy to say that pro evo this year seems very promising indeed. I am a massive PES fan and will never EVER result in buying a fifa game even though I have been fairly dissapointed with PES in the last couple of years! I have played the new demo so many times already and think its a massive improvement! The fifa demo lacks everything. . . . . in my eyes the graphics are poor, the gameplay isn't enjoyable, scoring is easy, the passing feels like your still playing a ps2 football game. To be honest, fifa just doesn't appeal to me at all.
Pro evo on the other hand plays so smooth, the graphics are immense with every little detail like the way each player looks, runs, moves etc. The passing is a lot more advanced giving you much more freedom and creativity on the ball, the speed of the game is slowed down nicely making it more realistic, you now have to time your tackles and not just smash the hell out of the x button in order to tackle someone, shooting is a lot harder to master meaning its not so easy to score a goal, keepers have been improved slightly. . . they actually parry the ball away from the goal and not just flop nearly every shot and drop the ball in the six yard box inviting another player to tap it in every time ha-ha! This really got on my nerves when playing friends in previous PES games! The game plan screen is wicked, it reminds me of football manager, being able to drag your player wherever you want on the birds eye view pitch which is very authentic.
The best part of the new pro is the fact that its more challenging. You really have to build your attacks, quick passing and moving is key. For example you cant just skin the whole team with Ronaldo! The new attribute "link feints" is very pleasing. . . with a vast selection of new tricks you have the option to create your own skills in the order you want to project them.
Overall I am very pleased with the demo. A few adjustments are needed e.g. the referee blows up for fouls quite often and sometimes dont allow you to play advantage. Also changing player can be a bit confusing at times. Hopefully the commentating is better. . . . happy to see Jim Beglin joining John Champion this year. Other than that it would be nice to have more licensed teams but considering pro evo's gameplay is so amazing, im not that bothered!!! PES IS BACK and I recommend all you footballing gamers to pre-order it NOW!!!