If you are a PES player, you will find that the goalkeepers in PES 2017 have improved a lot. Colin Campbell from Polygon.com played as Arsenal against a skilled human opponent during E3. There were three different occasions when Petr Cech of Arsenal saved his skin against an onslaught from Fernando Torres.
During one event, the ball received a late deflection from a defender’s knee. Cech made a brilliant save by sticking out his hand. This is something that you would expect from one of the best goalkeepers in the world. During the E3 presentation, a Konami representative showed a graph comparing the average review scores of EA Sports’ FIFA series in addition to Konami’s PES series.
Last year, PES 2016 received better reviews than its FIFA counterpart for the first time. PES doesn’t have FIFA’s depth of licenses and at the same time, it releases a lot of backdated data. Konami promised that the new game would release during fall, and it won’t include any repeats. There were four teams involved in this year’s demo.
They are Atletico Madrid, France, Germany and Arsenal. According to the choices, players will again play with real Champions League along with some international teams, including a few others as well. There were generic sides filling in for various unlicensed clubs. This is not an issue for some people, especially those gamers who prefer PES mechanics.
However, it is clear that the absence of a real team hurts this excellent soccer simulation. Konami arrived in E3 with a lot of buzzwords regarding its new game. It is built on Fox Engine. This year, Control Reality is their marketing phrase. This means that the game includes a host of fixes and tweaks that will favor the faithful fans of PES.
Moreover, the first touch has been reworked which allows players to create more space away from the opponents. At the same time, they don’t have to rely entirely on strength or speed. The precision passes have a nice weighty feel as well.
Konami made a lot of improvements regarding how stadiums and players look along with highly-detailed light effects. A Konami spokesperson revealed that every year, they come to know a lot about the engine.
However, such improvements are more revolutionary than iterative. One can manage team tactics on the fly, with pressing, defensive, all-out-attack and short passing. The game includes a rapid movement style called tiki-taka as well.
You can find it all on the menu. According to Konami, AI opponents are more adaptive as well. Referees are more alert towards late tackles and rough play. The stats systems have received a lot of changes, including extra tactical info on the play-styles of opponents.
With the new transfer system, you gain more access to the highest desired players during the Build-Your-Own-Team mode in MyClub. The Transfer Deadline Day has been slowed down as well. Players now have a better chance of bagging their favorites.
Managers in the real world would love this approach. The game will release on Windows PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Konami sent out a press release on Tuesday, revealing the release dates of PES 2017, for various regions and consoles. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will cost $59.99. The PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will cost 39.99 dollars.
North America will witness the launch of this game on 13th September and in the United Kingdom on 15th September. We have no idea when this game will release in South America and other parts of the world.