As the footy season begins its final warm up, so too does the PES vs. Fifa debate. PES 2013 demo is available for download now.
So what’s new? There seems to be an overhaul of gameplay in terms of mechanics. Konami suggest PES Fullcontrol allows gamers a better and more realistic experience with first touch, movement and AI all receiving special attention. I think marketing promises this every year however.
Konami have been explaining their Player ID concept also. Essentially, there are a number of big name stars who move exactly like the real players. That means Ronaldo’s unique free kick routine and even Balotelli’s arms folded celebration are included.
After years of playing PES, I changed to the dark side (Fifa) a few years ago. The difference between the two is huge. Players move a lot more freely in Fifa; a truer representation of the beautiful game. But it has started to feel a little like pinball and passing your way up the pitch is a doddle.
PES has been living on past glories and reputation for a number of years now. I remember the ball flying through the air like a beach ball one year – with sound to match. It was truly awful. But I’ll always have a soft spot for the Master League mode; something Fifa has failed to recreate. Can you still play with classic players like Castillo and Espinas?
My PS3 got the dreaded YLOD (I’m still mourning) so I won’t get to play the demo unfortunately! Here are some people who have though.
What do you think of the demo? Is it Fifa or PES for you? Tell us in the comments section below.