New Impressions on PES 2008

Discussion in 'Pro Evolution Soccer - PC' started by crustcyb, 31 October 2007.

  1. crustcyb

    crustcyb League 1

    27 September 2005
    Well, I got the game yesterday, mixed feelings about it, will try to put it out as simple as possible.

    I think the gameplay is still there, obviously. There are some few minor tweaks, but the ones I noticed, are for the best. Like scoring from free-kicks are easier now. Thanx Konami, I guess you FINALLY realized that the hard part on taking a free-kick in REAL LIFE is getting the ball to go in the right direction (the goal). If you do that , it´s almost a certain goal, even if it goes it the corner that the keeper is covering. That´s like real life. Not like in PES6, that keepers (who would travel faster than any force applied to the ball) went to get the ball even if it were going outside the posts. Like, I played hundreds of hours of PES 6, and was only able to score a couple of free kicks (thousands of crossbar hits, on the other hand). On PES 2008, I scored countless times on 10 minutes of Training, and scored on my very 1st freekick on a match (Sneijder). Again, thanx Konami.

    Well, graphically, the game took a new direction, for the better and the worse. The net has a different format (the goal net, not net play :freak:), which looks cool. I just think that they could have put on a way for the player to choose from different net formats, just like there´s an option for choosing pitch formats (turf grain). The player models sure are different... I don´t know. I only tried FIFA ´07 on the PlayStation2 (putted it down after 5 minutes, never picked up again), and I can say that Konami is heading in that direction (FIFA series), graphically speaking. Some people like, some people don´t. I personally don´t. Just hope patching makes it look better sooner.

    I don´t know about about official liscences on PES 6 (only played patched versions), but PES 2008 have the liscenses for all leagues, minus the Premiership (with the exception of Newcastle and Tottenham, from what I´ve seen). I just hoped they would´ve got more teams and legues this year. Well, will keep hoping.

    This game make me want try out FIFA, because of the liscences. I got full of hopes when I saw PES 2008 was 6 or 7 GB´s in size this time, I thought there were more teams and stadiuns, but in this way, it´s disapointing. Same teams, even less stadiums. I don´t think FIFA got closer in terms of playability, but if it got, I would play it over PES 2008. If it doesn´t, I guess I will keep playing PES 6 (thanx to kitserver and the people who invented this wonderful tool) for the time beign...

    Let me hear your thoughts on this.
  2. liebing

    liebing Non-League

    6 May 2006
    The new nets are the better part of the game...the rest is just an unfinished game imvho... :(

    Not sure scoring a lot on freekicks is any good many freekick goals do you see in 10 real football games? 1? 2? Sometimes 0?
  3. crustcyb

    crustcyb League 1

    27 September 2005
    Well, it truly depends on the distance and on the player taking the freekick. Put a skilled player, from 19 to 23 meters out, just outside the box, and you´ll see his success rate is above 70%.
  4. hellenes

    hellenes Banned

    4 September 2005
    ive got epl fully licensed if you download couple of files or wait for an epl full patch youll be fine...
  5. crustcyb

    crustcyb League 1

    27 September 2005
    That´s great man! Do you have the links?
  6. hellenes

    hellenes Banned

    4 September 2005
  7. liebing

    liebing Non-League

    6 May 2006
    Seriously, no...success rate for the best freekicks specialists in real life is probably around 20/30%...and way lower for average specialists...

    Example: Pirlo is a great freekick taker, and he has 0 goals after 9 matches in the league...and trust me, ac milan gets plenty of freekicks in scoring position...hope he wont score tonight as they play my team... :lmao:
  8. Stardog

    Stardog Non-League

    30 September 2007
    Not true. Look at Ronaldinho vs Rangers. 2 free kicks, only 1 on target, 0 goals.

    In PES 2008 he would score them both if the COM was controlling him. Unrealistic.
  9. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    Seriously dude that was uncalled for.. he's only expressing his opinion. It's true PES 2008 is dire but there are some good additions this year... even if it is just the faces of players.
  10. JAMES100279

    JAMES100279 LiverPool FC

    30 October 2005
    Think you best chill it mate, the guy was only voicing his opinions, which he is allowed to do, just cause you dont agree with him,there is just no need for your post,

    But on looking at it again, it only makes you look like a child
  11. daviebhoy2k6

    daviebhoy2k6 Non-League

    9 December 2006
    pes 2008 is the best pes out no doubt about it just hope online play gets better like they say it will
  12. expat

    expat League 2

    27 September 2006
    I hated it when I first got it, but I only played in exhibition mode. Last night I started a ML just to see if it was any different. Its was awesome. It really felt like a real match, with the cpu team passing the ball around, looking for gaps, while I shadowed players and held them up with my defenders. The game just felt much better than it did in exhibition mode.
    Im playing on LOW settings right now -
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    1.ooGB of RAM
    Geforce FX5500 graphics card

    Im planning on getting a new GC pretty soon, can someone recommend a good one so that I can play on HIGH or at least MEDIUM setings?
  13. Acidpunk_4

    Acidpunk_4 Non-League

    23 October 2007
    The master League is definately alot better imo

    and thank god they give u some half decent players now like Van den berg and Guitterz lol

    just wish the stamina wasnt so bad at first
  14. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I have only done a few world cups and have never tried master league and prob never will, the game is just completly piss poor.

    All I can say with Fifa now being the better game of the two I really hope Konami get their act together and start relasing the best football game like were used to rather than a dodgy unplayable game with good graphics.
    Who honestly cares what the graphics are like when you playing such a shoddy game.
  15. Siegfried.M

    Siegfried.M League 1

    22 February 2007
    Naples, Italy
    Inter FC
    this game sucks!!! I'm belied from konami
  16. access05

    access05 Non-League

    30 September 2007
    Nearly didn't buy the game because I was disappointed with some aspects of the demo - been playing the game for a few days now and I love it, feels like real football - think I was a bit harsh to judge the demo, the full game feels so different - I love PES 2008 - thanks Konami!
  17. Ar558

    Ar558 Legend

    3 September 2006
    If they fix the shearing and we get option files with all the kits and rosters fixed then it could be close. Haven't tried online yet but from reading stuff it seems like it wouldn't be a good idea!
  18. Amn3si4

    Amn3si4 Non-League

    1 November 2007
    i don't like this game.It is more bugs and the online gaming is very veryi better
  19. Acidpunk_4

    Acidpunk_4 Non-League

    23 October 2007
    At least play Master League before you say anything
  20. kernel32

    kernel32 Non-League

    8 August 2005
    Master league plays much better because in the beginning you have very crappy players, you have to use your brain, and good build-up play to create any chances(like in a real match), once you are starting to sign some speedy players,the game will suddenly become very easy, you'll start to score some routine and similar goals.
  21. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I would but I have wasted enough time to know how shit this game is, I am not going to waste more time playing Master League.
    The game might be better on master league, hell anything would make this game better.
    e.g. Sack Seabass.
  22. Acidpunk_4

    Acidpunk_4 Non-League

    23 October 2007
    Master League has always been what Pro evo is for me so every year it makes the game fun, as for speedy players yeah i can see what you mean but then again, i played a match beat arsenal 5-1 then played chelsea got thumped 3-0 on Top player - Very hard

    and i have a hard match against blackburn they never let me win fucking stubborn team
  23. crustcyb

    crustcyb League 1

    27 September 2005
    Darn, when I started the topic, I had only played a couple of matches, and was still getting the feel of the game. Now that I played a lot more, I´d like to say it that it sucks... big time. Konami screwed this for good. Really a shame, this game has FIFA plastered all over it: running, running with the ball, dribling everyone, Cristiano Ronaldo gotta be the best player ever, it seems...

    PES 6 was really close to perfection, all they had to do was do some minor tweaks, but no... they had to mess with the gameplay. Now there´s the result... Konami sold out the most strong basis of the game: the gameplay.

    A shame really. And sorry to you guys about posting those first impressions so quickly, guess I should have played more before doing it.

    At least I got to mess with AFS Explorer again (for installing the EPL patches and other stuff, thanx again for the tip, hellenes!), as I stopped fooling with it, since I began playing it on the PC (thanx to kitserver)

    Oh well...
  24. expat

    expat League 2

    27 September 2006
    Then I suggest everyone who is unhappy with the game just dont play it anymore. Better yet, why dont you make your own PERFECT football game because you all know soooo much more than Konami. Then, after years of hard work, you can sit back and have some snot nosed, know it all kid tell you how crap it is.

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