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PES 2012 Officially Unveiled

It'll be better than last year's. Obviously.

You’d need to be slightly less intelligent than the film that forms on an open bowl of custard to not expect this. PES 2012 has been officially announced by Konami and, predictably, promises a raft of improvements.

Most of these enhancements to the reworked game engine seem to come in the movement of AI team mates and how the defence acts together to mark players. It all looks very impressive but then, don’t they always?

The only surefire way to know if the projected improvements are actually any good will be to read the reviews and play the demo and game for yourself. PES impressed us last year, moving closer to the the heights it once reached as the discerning fan’s more realistic football game. Hopefully this year will see even more improvement. I for one can’t wait to see more football from Konami.

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23 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Can’t wait

    since making the jump from Rooney’s ugly mug and the over active trick-stick I haven’t looked back.

    Roll on October-ish

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 18:48.
  2. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Would take something pretty amazing to get me to part with some cash for a footy game these days. gone are the days of Super Soccer. Wonder if itll me its way to the 3ds……

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:00.
  3. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Aha! You’re only 9hr 15m late with that super-duper-fancy-schmancy reveal! Cue several badly executed star-jumps! ;)

    Seems to have fixed what gripes I had, particularly in the attacking play (no mention of those diabolical penalties yet though) and I can’t wait.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:01.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      we got the same press release as everyone else but it was hardly worth rushing for, was it?
      ;)

      Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:07.
      • aerobes
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Touché. :)

        Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:11.
    • eddie explosion
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      What! The penalties were awesome in last years pro evo… They really were not very difficult to master, but you still had to concentrate when you were taking it. Plus it was pretty funny watching noobs blast them over the bar or straight down the middle. Can’t believe so many people didn’t bother learning how to take them…

      Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 20:42.
      • aerobes
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        “Can’t believe so many people didn’t bother learning how to take them…”

        That’d be me then. :D Might fire it up now and take a look.

        Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 20:45.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        After a couple of months I finally got around to watching YT vid, now I only sometimes miss them

        Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 21:13.
      • MrSpeedyGonzales
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        I’ve been playing this since release and I still don’t know how to take them. T don’t even know how to make the goaly dive!!

        Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 21:57.
      • Lordfloyd
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        I hated last years game, it would have been nice if the manual or a tutorial actually told you how to score (ie not shot straight at the goaly) or how to take a penalty.

        Comment posted on 14/05/2011 at 08:41.
      • mugsybalone
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Penalties were terrible. Learning them required a trip to YouTube – because of Pro Evo’s trademark godawful manuals that barely get beyond turning your console on. And the camera stayed side-on? What madness is that? Sure, it’ll switch for a penalty shootout, but to have to manually switch for a mid-match penalty was irritating.

        So that’s penalties. What else… advanced player search on the master’s league – trying to select the preferred side on the position select filter, it was forever greyed out. Not helpful. Replay camera, great in PES2010, unwieldy in 2011 – I don’t know why the developers felt it had to change.

        Still, it’s a damn sight better than FIFA.

        Comment posted on 15/05/2011 at 20:59.
  4. TURRICAN-808
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    No matter how many times a play a PES game, i’m always dissapointed when I see Merseyside Blue!!
    (Luckily there are mod files to download for PS3)

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:19.
    • 8BALL
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      indeed… in the first week of purchase, i have all the premier strips dloaded.

      Comment posted on 14/05/2011 at 04:58.
  5. PoolieMike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    I’ve been playing PES2010 since it was £4, the players feel so sluggish. Was it any different last year?

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:33.
    • StevenHibs
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Last year it wasn’t all that great, I used to be a PES gamer since the beginning, however this gen it has failed to live up to fifa, which by the way isn’t that great either due to some online bugs etc

      Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:53.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I had both, 11 was better all around

      Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:55.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      PES2011 is my first PES game, always hated it even back on the PS2 when most people found it better than FIFA

      Loved PES2011 found it brilliant and still am.

      Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 19:58.
  6. Voganlight
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Is the fact that he continuously says “I” a translation error or is he just selfish?

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 20:09.
  7. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    PES on PS2 owned FIFA, however it’s failed on the PS3 to live up to the old days. I’m hoping this year will be the year for them to regain their crown =)

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 20:58.
  8. FrusciantesGhost
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    PES fanboy here.. But watching that doesn’t blow me away at all.
    Early days, early days..

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 22:06.
  9. BigCheese
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    PES is still terrible, the dribbling and passing are, imo, woefully bad. Still, I will no doubt cave in and buy this, and be hugely disappointed and continue with FIFA.

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 22:50.
  10. StevenHibs
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    I honestly can’t see PES lasting much longer, I think it will only be a matter of time before there is just the one football game, such a shame too, bring back the PS2 PES days!

    Comment posted on 13/05/2011 at 23:59.
    • 8BALL
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      pes is here to stay:)
      been playing since it was ws I.S.S. – interational superstar soccer. Missing master lge online so much:(

      Comment posted on 14/05/2011 at 04:55.

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