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Defending

Discussion in 'Pro Evolution Soccer' started by Hally, 14 October 2011.

  1. Hally

    Hally Non-League

    23 April 2002
    Cornwall
    Middlesbrough
    Great game so far somebody please give me some tips on defending! I can't for the life of me defend at the minute no matter what button I try whether it's pressure, pressure com or this r2 hold off. Any quick tips? Cheers
     
  2. shorty alien

    shorty alien League 1

    11 November 2008
    Somewhere near Cardiff
    Arsenal
    I posted this in in the main thread a while a go:

    I have no problems with defending now that I know the system better that Konami have changed. It wasn't that I didn't know how to defend, I actually didn't realize how good the defensive AI was, and was trying to override it with my own philosophy. Instead you combine your own philosophy with the new AI-based one, then you see what its all about.

    As I mentioned, X is no longer a tackle button, it is used to force pressure, but I hardly use it! You can manually control the pressure simply with the left stick, you focus on the positioning, covering spaces, deciding when to double up and deciding when to hold or rush in, and the AI calculates when to stick its leg out depending on the defence stat, and incorporating other elements such as momentum, inertia, body balance, current speed, ball physics etc.

    In the final 3rd when defending, especially on the edge of the box, in the box and on the wing near the box I use the R2+X delay function to positioning a defender's body more firmly, anticipating shots, crosses or through balls. Occasionally releasing R2+X and moving towards the player to make a last ditch tackle but only when you absolutely have to, as the AI can calculate when to block according to the stats I mentioned above.
     
    Last edited: 15 October 2011
  3. fitba

    fitba Non-League

    28 September 2011
    Rangers F.C.
    Thank you for these tips. You have helped me imensley:WORSHIP: I'm having the best time playing PES 2012:WORSHIP:
     
  4. Hally

    Hally Non-League

    23 April 2002
    Cornwall
    Middlesbrough
    Top advice, thank you, I didn't realise there had been such a drastic change to the way we defend. I love the idea of putting a lot more thought into defending.

    I've always played on top player but I've been conceding goals left, right and centre. Looking forward to putting this into practice.

    Cheers!

    Cheers again!
     
  5. shorty alien

    shorty alien League 1

    11 November 2008
    Somewhere near Cardiff
    Arsenal
    No probs guys, took me a long time to get used to it and although defending is not foolproof the above methods helped me immensely to enjoy the game once I fully understood it :)
     
  6. x_Totti_x

    x_Totti_x Non-League

    6 August 2004
    Using sliding tackles is also useful. The key to a good sliding tackle is choosing the correct time and position to do a slide. Do not tackle from behind or from the side of the opponent players. Try to tackle from the front or you can tackle from the side only if you aim at the ball. Occasionally you will get some yellow cards if your sliding tackle was not done precisely, so practicing is important.
    I found sliding tackles to be really useful against the CPU on Super Star difficulty. The CPU players could no longer dribble past all of my players anymore. I use a combination of sliding tackles and normal defending tackles using the x and R2 buttons.
     
  7. dannythefrogs

    dannythefrogs Non-League

    12 October 2011
    Kent
    Liverpool
    I should of read this before I started playing haha, great tips!!!
    I'm impenitent so I normally charge the ball! That has conceded me soooooo many goals!

    Its all about being patient and waiting for your opponent to make a mistake, really has added another dimension to the gameplay when you get used to it!

    What's with the R2 button I've not used that at all?????
     
  8. x_Totti_x

    x_Totti_x Non-League

    6 August 2004
  9. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo League 2

    16 August 2010
    OGC Nice
    Don't go diving in a reckless way otherwise you'll get just burned. What I found very useful is holding them up using R2 and X, then call in a second player using SQUARE. The second player will help you out. It's a good way to win possession back.
     
  10. jaboy

    jaboy League 1

    11 March 2007
    Netherlands
    How are people defending the wings? A common tactic I see online is to pass back then boot the ball out to the wingers. This always catches my defense off-guard, as they are still moving forward while the ball sails past them.

    Also, I'm interested in the best preset tactics configurations for defending these situations?

    Any tips?
     
  11. jaboy

    jaboy League 1

    11 March 2007
    Netherlands
    Also, what about free-kicks? I just has Ronaldo score against me from a 35m free kick - direct to the top corner. It seems impossible to defend against.

    Even closer frees can be curled over the wall. Even if there is a defender on the line he does nothing.
     
  12. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    Arsenal
    Used the R stick method, and now works like a dream. Thanks for the heads up. The no diving in surely makes for a more realistic soak-and-break approach.
     
  13. ollywolly

    ollywolly Oh when the Spurs...

    24 December 2005
    Thailand
    Spurs
    1. Select your goalkeeper with L1 + R3.
    2. Move him more towards the centre of the goal. (Use radar to help if you cannot see your GK)
    3. De-select goalkeeper with L1 + R3 before kick is taken.
    4. Watch as your goalkeeper saves a lot more freekicks.
    5. Spread the word. Seems a lot of people don't know this and are getting unnecessarily annoyed at conceding so many freekicks. There was a match in which I would have normally conceded 3 or 4 CPU freekicks but with this method my keeper saved them all.
     
  14. jaboy

    jaboy League 1

    11 March 2007
    Netherlands

    Great tip. Thanks will give it a try.
     

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