Posted: February 20
That game is the most frustrating you'll ever play.
After forcing myself to try to like it I just can't.
Why ? Because the following happens all the time...
- I press the corresponding buttons for a simple pass toward the left, the player is sending it somewhere random between top to bottom, allowing for an interception.
- I try to make a through ball toward that forward who has open space right in front of him, the through ball goes in the right direction (gloria alleluïa, it is not always the case) but the auto player select feature switches my control to a player who has NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER to ever grab that through ball, by the time I can manually select my forward, the defender came back and cleared the ball
- The opponent is counter attacking since when they intercepted that ball that was simple but that my player just looked going right next to him without even trying to control it (which can be fortunate as sometimes the control is so awful that it is like a pass to the opposing team) so that opposing team is counter attacking and is making a through ball toward the forward, the auto player select thing switches my control to a defender that has NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER to ever be able to challenge the forward, by the time the manual selection switches me to a defender that has a chance to interfere with the action, the ball is either at the back of the net or in the hands of my goalkeeper.
- There is one chance out of ten that the player will actually pass or shoot without control as you ordered it. I don't care the guy is good at it or not, I don't care if in the end the pass is crap or he shoots in the crowd, I want that s.o.b. to do as I ordered. It will happen one time out of ten. It can be incredibly frustrating when you cross or make a through ball and you push the button so that your player shoot without control but no, the guy is controlling that ball giving just enough time for the defender or the goalkeeper to clear it.
Then they deleted many features of the master league that was good like staff, investments and the ability to negociate contracts all year round. I just don't understand why. Immersion in the Master League equals zero right now.
I am hugely disapointed by that game, PES is just getting worse and worse every year.
I don't give a damn about fancy stuff like the ability to manually aim when I shoot or control a player I want to pass the ball to if the simplest commands like passing (not even talking about a through ball) is not followed by a pass in the direction I commanded the pass to be, or if my players just can't shoot without control (even if the shoot is crap, I don't care). I could go on and on and on about the many situations where I ended up highly frustrated by one simple fact :
The players don't respond to the commands. You press left pass, the ball goes somewhere else, you press through ball in the direction of that player, it goes somewhere else or you end up with another player that has no chance to get ball. etc etc etc etc.
Alright you see my point.
Don't buy that crap.