4.5 Critique from a Pro Evo fan IRamsbottom | 18/11/2009 | See all IRamsbottom's reviews (3) This is a really bad game. Yes it is the same old Pro Evo with a few graphical updates and has extra physical motions that the players can act to make tackles look more realistic, and the body motion flows a lot more naturally, but these all seem to be varnishing over a lot of very unrealistic tackles and such. Basically I found so much of this game frustrating and infuriating. It is impossible to tell if you come out of a standing tackle with the ball, your players will miscontrol the ball often (usually into the path of the oposition) and often when you want to play a through ball sideways to your overlapping full back they'll just play it off the pitch. The goal keepers coming out of their area glitches are still in there, and your defence will often let you down (not a new feature of PES with marking), and don't expect a player a yard from a pass to attempt an intercept, even when they pass it to you quite often it either just goes through you or you miscontrol it. One thing I find strange is how fast the opposition gets around the pitch, they literally surround your strikers with 5 of their defenders on the edge of their area, this is less a complaint as a strange observation. Free kicks are similar and thus a fun trial and error =) The gameplay itself is very similar, and thus challenging and fun, but for myself I find that there are still far too many basic glitches with the game considering that this is the 9th incarnation of this (a truly great) series...I think it comes down to if you can overlook the silly mistakes your players will make, and waiting whilst the opposition meanlessly passes the ball round it's defence as to whether you will be able to enjoy the Pro Evo experience.