Like many other fans i couldn't wait to get my hands on the new version of pro evo. Its been a long weekend of contemplation and here are my thoughts. Visually the game is a big step up, however for me it looks to good. For example when a player got a tackled and fell over in recent versions his kit got dirty. The pitches have no sign of wear. The game itself has lost pace, im not saying quick attacks are a thing of the past they just lack the speed they had before. Tactics and control of your team are considerably reduced. You can no longer select the attacking/defending style of your players in your formation. But for me the biggest let down is the edit function....its abysmal. You can only fully edit 8 kits(that was part of the appeal and frustration of the old games) Yes you may not have had the proper kits but at least you could edit them or get someone else to do the option file for you.
It hurts to say bad things about such a great series of games, but i have to be honest. But if you think back to the first PS2 version of pro evo and look at pro evo 6 you can see a massive progression. I have no doubt that it will be back to what I expect in the future...one things for sure its better than that FIFA rubbish
23/3/08 Now that I've installed the two updates I'm happy to say this is much much closer to what i expect from pro evo...I've played FIFA now and i can confirm its wizzank!!!