Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - Wii (Official Topic)

Discussion in 'Pro Evolution Soccer - PC, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS' started by NickSCFC, 15 February 2008.

  1. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool

    Release 28th March;jsessionid=9CEB78C6BD4CFB166226E122BC06D7A0?idNews=304

    PES 2008 for Wii - new details announced!

    A football game like no other. Konami unveils the future of the football genre as PES 2008 heads to Nintendo Wii in its most innovative form to date

    Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has outlined its innovative user interface for the forthcoming Wii™ version of PES 2008.

    Due for release March 28th, PES 2008 has been redesigned to make incredible use of the motion-sensitive nature of the Wii’s control system. The player has more control over the on-screen action than ever before, and in line with such advances, Konami has also unveiled an all-new pack design that conveys the unique in-game visuals and ease of use while maximising its use of cover stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Owen.

    Crucial to PES 2008 for Wii is an all-new control system that truly elevates the level of control available to the player while retaining the depth and intuitive moves of the series. Making use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, the player must also consider the movements of their teammates around them. The Nunchuck is used to move the current player, while the Wii Remote is used to pick out players to send them on runs or to receive passes via simple click and drag system which uses arrows to show the path of the run, and a press of the ‘B’ button to complete the move.

    The level of control offered by the bespoke Wii system elevates PES 2008 far beyond any other football game. Dribbling is effected by clicking on the player and using an arrow and the ‘A’ button to guide the ball. The speed of the run can then be altered by extending or reducing the length of the guiding arrow, allowing stunning quick turns and bursts of speed to catch defenders off-guard.

    Shooting also benefits from more control over the players, with the Nunchuck used to shoot or head simply by shaking it. As with the real sport, however, timing is everything in front of goal, and the speed of the pass or cross, the ability of the player, the angle of trajectory and the timing of the shot or header will all have differing effects on the resultant shot.

    To ease the player into the stunning level of control PES 2008 offers, the Wii game features a wide-ranging Tutorial mode wherein a series of instructional videos and tests detail how the Wii Remote and Nunchuck can be used to man-mark players, pass into space, clear dangerous crosses and perform slide tackles. Every aspect of the modern game is brought to vivid life, and the advances in control ensure that PES 2008 is a game that develops and surprises as the user’s skill grows.

    PES 2008 challenges the player further across six game modes, including Match, League and Cup games, the aforementioned Training system and a Player Trade option. By the far the greatest challenge, however, awaits in the all-new ‘Champions Road’ competition.

    Champions Road is a global, rewards-based challenge, where players are invited to guide and develop the team of their choice through a series of league games all over the world. By systematically winning each competition, the user is given Experience points which can be used to bolster the attributes of their team. Likewise, as team after team is defeated, the player can cherry-pick the best players of the teams they have beaten to their starting XI. In turn, extra skills can also be unlocked, allowing users to piece together a ‘Dream Team’ that constantly grows and evolves as they become more successful. Additional mini-tasks are also randomly set during the course of a Champions Road match, too, such as scoring a hat-trick or stringing together a succession of passes, and doing so allows the player to add higher-rated players to their team.

    PES 2008 is also the first Konami Wii title to make use of Nintendo’s highly personal Mii characters. Used as in-game avatars by the Wii user, players can integrate up to 16 pre-defined Miis into a team, while the resultant teams can be stored on to the Wii Remote and switched between two linked Remotes. PES 2008 also enjoys a strong online element, allowing users to play ‘Free Matches’ against unknown opponents, or ‘Friend Matches’ against people on the Wii’s Friends list, while team data can also be sent to friends via the console’s WiiConnect24 system.
  2. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
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  3. Slobber

    Slobber boycotting PES

    3 August 2003
    Merseyside, England
    Liverpool FC
    I hope you can dribble with the analog stick instead of pointing.
  4. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    I don't see how shaking the nunchuck would relate to shooting very well.
  5. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
    I'd guess their was a fair degree of control on it, I don't think it's just a case of simply shaking it.
  6. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Oh, not much to talk about here........hehe.

    I'm going to get it in the next week or so.

  7. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    I went round to a mates with a couple of other lads and we had a night on this last night.

    At first it takes some getting used to due to the funny old Wii control system but once you get to grips with that you can pull off some very slick moves.

    In my first couple of games against my mate that owns the Wii and Pes I got caned 4-0 and 5-1 but in our next 2 I managed a win on penalties and a scrappy 1-0 win.

    On a side note I refuse to believe that Michael Owen and Ian Wright are playing the game in the advert, there is no fucking way they would be that good
  8. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Why wouldn't they Chris????
  9. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Unless they spent a fortnight practising it before they filmed the ad they would not be that good. Its not a game you can just pick up and play. I spent all last night reading the manual trying to figure out what the hell I was doing
  10. MIAmaker

    MIAmaker Drink Milk! & Kick Ass!

    7 March 2005
    Liberty City
    i played on this yesturday again for an hour or so and the shooting just gets on your tits! its a shame you cant use a button to shoot:brick:
  11. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
    According to this is the highest rated version of PES2008 accross all formats.

    I'm really desperate to play it now and see what all the fuss is about. The guys on the GamesRadar forums are saying this is the kind of game Wii was made for!
  12. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    All them confusing lines on the screen and the fact CW said he had to check the manual puts me right off of this...
  13. Oldham

    Oldham Non-League

    5 September 2006
    It's a top game, it really is, much better than the other versions. I agree with proevobaggio though; shooting is quite bad.
  14. lopital

    lopital Non-League

    11 August 2003
    Málaga, Spain
    First of all, we have to think that's the very first version released for Wii. My personal opinion is that this game is simply amazing, even more compared with other next-gen versions and although I agree with those who said that the shoot control should be clearly improved, I repeat, this is the first touch with Wii and it's controls.

    First matches I played left me without words, the difficulty level is really well adjusted and the more you play the more you feel the possibilities of this game, the freedom you have to create plays, etc...

    There are two key issues that were well managed. One of this things is that despite of the new gameplay and revolutionary control system totally different of other PES versions you feel everytime you are playing PES and not another football game. The other thing is that as they promised, this game enhances the strategy and tactical gameplay and now hardcore gamers won't have the advantage as they used to have over those who knows about football.

    Anyway not all are good things, shoot control, defence system and adding more editing options should be enhanced on next versions but for me that I also own PES 2008 for Playstation 3 this is the best PES next-gen version without any doubt.

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  15. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    Its not exactly hard to beat the god awful PES2008 for PS3 though is it?
  16. StuartCulli

    StuartCulli College Dropout

    25 July 2006
    Newcastle United
    How dare you question Owen's skill ;)) That header in the advert was brilliant :-pp
  17. wiiwii

    wiiwii Non-League

    11 April 2008
    I just bought a wii a couple of days ago and this is the first game i got for it.

    I can definitely believe owen and wright were playing in the advert, cos i've scored some amazing goals without having a clue what i'm doing!

    Haven't been able to get my head round the controls yet, and the players seem so small on the pitch that i'm struggling to point accurately at the players i want to select, so end up forcing the wrong players into the wrong positions all the time. has anyone else had this problem? i'm wondering if i just need to get used to the game, or if its a negative aspect of the game, or if i need a better tv (it worked fine with my xbox, so i thought i'd be ok with the wii, as it's not exactly a 360 or ps3 on the graphics front!). another thing i don't like is the shooting, especially from free kicks- am i right in thinking you just swing the nun-chuck and rely on your selected kicker's skill to get the ball in the back of the net?

    i imagine this game will be a lot of fun playing against mates etc, once we've all got the hang of it but i keep getting the feeling it's being aimed at a younger/family audience with aspects like master league being very basic, even compared to pes5 on the xbox(the last version i had!)
  18. Negatrev

    Negatrev League 1

    19 September 2003
    I got it this friday and have to say I love it.
    I pay pretty much every football game going and I love the fresh challenge every year with new additions of PES. It so much more challenging to your football brain than any other game so far.

    As it's the first version on the wii they have simplified a few things (like freekick shots). But these will improve with future versions. The only thing I miss are being able to do the shot cancel foot feint (there is another way of doing it but you have to decide to do it before shooting, not during) and the same goes for deciding to used the placed shot (pressing R2 while shot is powering up on other versions).

    I suspect the simplified shooting was only done to reduce the number of buttons needed to keep the game easier to start playing.

    After playing through a few tutorials (you unlock more as you progress to harder levels in Champions road) it becomes very intuitive. I up to four stars difficulty level (well they aren't stars but I thought I'd use a familiar standard of measure) and have to work really hard to win, every game pretty much.

    My only annoyance is not being able to sprint using just the analogue stick (must use the point/pull dribble method).

    This is the most advanced football game I've so far played and if you have a Wii (or can afford one and haven't got one yet) and call yourself a football fan. You MUST get this game.
  19. Stick It On Cort's Head

    Stick It On Cort's Head Non-League

    7 May 2008
    Premier League
    Stoke City
    I love it, the best football game I've ever played.
  20. Antok7

    Antok7 Pes'd Off

    8 February 2007
    Man United
    Has there been an option file released yet?
  21. MASTER - w11

    MASTER - w11 Avante, Todo Poderoso !!!

    9 June 2003
    São Paulo, Brasil
    I really liked the gameplay, too.
    The only weakness is the poor shooting system, hope it gets better in 2009...
  22. kolbrooky

    kolbrooky Non-League

    16 January 2008
    after playing this on my friends Wii this game is awesome , i really like it . shame there is no opition file , but i was amazed with the game play and i found shoting fine as well scored a few good free kicks and goals :)
  23. dokman

    dokman Non-League

    5 January 2008
    Hey Guys,

    Ive just recently got this game from woolies for a tenner and as im a provo supporter i must say my first impression is that its weird and not right, but i RTFM and played a few times and i must say that this is probably how a football game should be played.

    Now the graphics ain't all that and the ability to sort the kits and names out would be a brilliant, also getting rid of the names while playing would be great.

    I think PES 2009 will be a remarkable improvement but it is a great way to play football other than getting out and doing it for real.

    Anyway just thought id say my piece..

    Dok Out

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