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Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - Gameplay Innovation Significant?

Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - Gameplay Innovation Significant?

Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012: Gameplay Innovation Significant?
Who is not familiar with Pro Evolution Soccer series now? Gamers around the world, especially Indonesia is definitely familiar with this one football game. Konami as the developer managed to make this soccer franchise continues to pull to be followed each year, regardless of the changes presented in it. Gameplay is addictive and competitive atmosphere becomes the main reason why many gamers who loved him. In Indonesia, the popularity of the PES even managed to beat the FIFA series that carries the visualization and animation are more perfect.
PES phenomenon in Indonesia itself has actually been started since the emergence of Winning Eleven series on the Playstation first heyday. The market share held by FIFA at that time successfully demolished by the control scheme and Winning Eleven game system that feels more comfortable and real. At a time when rental Playstation is still flourishing, Winning Eleven become commonplace sights are almost always found. Reluctance to turn back to FIFA because of past experience is also the one who makes the PES franchise as unparalleled in our beloved country is, until today.

Since Konami Winning Eleven translate and release it to the global market, Winning Eleven's popularity has changed its name to Pro Evolution Soccer increasingly unmatched. Moreover, arguably Konami continues to innovate almost in the latest series is presented. Not only equip themselves with improved visuals and animation, Konami also continue its efforts to produce a gaming experience more realistic and competitive. After passing through a variety of evolution and revolution, Pro Evolution Soccer finally arrived at his form today: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012!

For those of you who have listened to our impressions will demo presented by Konami, you must already have some idea about the new things offered in this 2012 PES. Preview of the full version  also presented to ensure the presence of several features that can not be tried in the demo version. Now the question is: How significant all changes and invasion in PES 2012 Konami's this? Is it enough to affect our style of play as a whole? Do not unlike the sensation that presented with massive improvements in PES 2011? Are there any new features that are not found in the new demo version? For this review was presented.
In the demo version, presented by the graphic quality of PES 2012 looks no different than the version of PES 2011, still carrying the visualization of nearly the same. But when tested the full version, admittedly Konami make corrections here and there to produce the impression of a much more realistic. Various details appear more admirable in this latest series, especially the imaging of the players who competed in the field. You will be able to recognize each of them with much better. Details are shown on the concept of the field and costumes also have thumbs.

Animated movement in the Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 also experienced significant changes. The players move with a groove that feels softer and smoother, but still not a realistic impression of trying to eliminate the built Konami. Not only that, various additional movements that previously did not exist in previous series now also added, from the style of kick, fall, survive, to celebrate goals. You will be able to see the hard work of Konami to bring real field experience better.

Visualization and animation did get overhaul that enhances the quality of PES 2012, Konami but also comes with new surprises. They add a little dramatization which was built over a plot for the two major modes: "Master League" and "Become A Legend". If in the previous series, you just need to pass a few simple steps and taken straight to the core game, PES 2012 in the series there is little plot to be recognized, where you act as coaches and players who had just been recruited and the need for satisfactory progress show parties hire you. A step which is quite good with a relatively good visualization.
Preset Mode Tactics in Game Plans

If we are talking about one of the most important mode in Pro Evolution Soccer, Game Plans will certainly be the most crucial. Through this menu, you can organize all the things needed to win a match. Call it the formation, composition of players, the strategy of attack and defense, to the role of each player. Game plans become a basic need that must be accessible to players before the start of a match. Mode which is the most important key to be able to demonstrate your best skills as a gamer PES, even dominate.

In PES 2012, the display is not much different game plan than the previous series. You can change the position of the player by just moving their names in and out of the field. Status of the players can also directly read once you choose one or two of these players, easier for you to compare their abilities. In essence, nothing much changed in terms of look, simply add the players face each time you select their name. But is it not overhaul the Konami game plan at all?
If you look closely, then the menu at the bottom shows a new option - Preset Tactics, amounting to four units. Have you ever felt that having a strategy in the game just is not enough? That such a real coach, you should have the ability to change its strategy in accordance with the conditions of the game you are facing? This is accommodated by the Preset tactic try this. What is greatness?

Through each of these Tactic Preset, you can apply different strategies to each other, from the starting lineup on the field until the formation and strategies that will be used. By maximizing the Preset four-Tactics are available, you have the opportunity to present a more flowing style of play and adaptive to the conditions. You simply press a certain button (d-pad right if you turn off the function of motion) to activate the Preset tactic and continue to change the strategy you use directly in the field. Simple and easy to master. An innovation that deserves thumbs up.

Teammate Controls: significant in the game?

The main features are presented in the Konami PES 2012 is the opportunity to drive the other players using the new control scheme called Teammate Controls. Reflecting complaints PES gamers who often refer to AI friends who are less adaptive to read the motion and style of play, Konami brings freedom through this new control scheme. Now, gamers no longer need to rely on sheer cleverness AI, you can also instruct other players to move forward or move as you see fit.

Konami adaptation via the right analog functions are easily controlled. You just press the right analog and direct it to control the player directly. If you perform automatic configuration on Teammate menu controls, then you can just ask him to run forward. If the manual configuration of the living, then you can ask him to move anywhere. It must be admitted, is not easy to move the two players at once, especially when the game moves so fast. It takes practice and work extra hard to master these controls teammate.
Teammate controls also work in almost all "dead ball" in the game. You just point the right analog to control the players on the field and make it as a target ball. Corner kick, free kick, to throw to using the same mechanism. The player you choose can run and move freely, looking for a position that you think are appropriate and more likely to score a goal. The same thing applies when you survive. You just move the right analog to determine which players you want to use to survive, more concise and "on target" than using the conventional buttons to switch players.

With Teammate Controls functions of this innovative, whether gamers will feel a different experience of PES 2012? Unfortunately, no. Although you can use it freely, but fast paced game that often makes you impossible to apply this function properly. Not only asks players up front to run, you also have to measure the strength of the player passing on the left analog to this strategy works perfect. Easy? Calculated factor offside, a player who should be avoided, and the right angle. When you think about all this, the ball was already taken by the opponent.

Moreover, Konami is already inserted AI capabilities are far more adaptive in the series this time. You will simply hearts you will automatically see the assailant running forward when conditions are possible for a breakthrough bait, for example. Combine this with the style manual control Teammate Controls may sound like the perfect concept, but the reality is not too overly maximum effect. I personally was more often played with ordinary playing style, as was playing PES 2011. Teammate controls I rarely use unless it is absolutely in a state that allows, for example, only have to outwit a defender only. The result? This one feature should be recognized not too maximum. Can not believe? You just try to use against the computer AI in the level of difficulty "Top Player". Using Controls Teammate? Generate more frustration.
Familiarize Yourself with the sound of the whistle Foul!

This is probably the part that makes PES 2012 has almost become a game that makes me frustrated. Konami's desire to present a more realistic playing experience actually entailed in the comfort of playing a slightly reduced. Why? They decided to make every player on the gridiron to be too "sensitive", if you do not want to call it spoiled.

Gamers who've played PES 2011 certainly understand that light tackle is often effective to seize the ball in the opponent a short distance away. This movement is still considered "soft" because it seldom knockdown and trigger whistle foul. But in PES 2012, you will be hostile to the name of this tackle. If in the past, you can do it in peace, so in this latest series, you should think again. One tackle from the wrong side will easily trigger a knockdown and the referee's whistle sounded. Your intention to simply grab the ball often ended in a free kick, over and over in one game. Very annoying.
Classical problem: License and Late Update Players

How often any presents Konami Pro Evolution Soccer into the gaming industry, this one seems the problem will continue to be present. Absolutely, we're talking about licensing and updates the player who had never successfully handled by Konami. You still will find a team with strange names, such as North London for Arsenal, Manchester City to the Blue Man, and so on PES 2012. Although you are accustomed to playing PES was familiar with "replacement name" of this team, but would not it be more perfect if Konami can reach every licensed?

The second classic problem, which updates the list of players who do not follow the last condition of the football world is still found. Although it was released at the end of the year, Konami is still present in the team's starting lineup based on the transfer market early. Some teams get the latest updates, but not least also are still sticking with the old lineup that has spread elsewhere. The most obvious example: Inter still have Eto'o and Arsenal still keep Fabregas. Indeed this will be resolved with the official Konami patch update that is certain to be released in the next few weeks. Luckily for PC gamers who are able to apply it. But what about the life of the console gamers pirated?

Improved visualization, animation, and dramatization may be the most visible points of the PES 2012, bringing the elements that can spoil the eyes of players for a very long time. Features tactic presets that were created to bring a more dynamic game deserve a tribute, at least make gamers are now better able to react appropriately in accordance with the conditions of the last field. Changing role of the last team to attack in full by just relying on one simple button is definitely going to be a viable additional capabilities are exploited.

Konami is trying to present some new features in Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, but unfortunately not everything can be said to be successful. The concept of teammate controls must thumbs up, an innovation that perfect enough to accommodate the needs of gamers will be greater control in creating a style of play. But the difficulty to apply it in a match that lasted nearly rapidly making this one feature does not seem useful at all. You will definitely be more comfortable playing with the usual style of game like the previous series, only this time will be strengthened with better AI and adaptive. Teammate controls? It takes more effort and commitment to learn it.

Indeed, PES 2012 still leaves a variety of classic problems that never could be resolved Konami, but this does not mean the whole game does not deserve to enjoy. PES 2012 is still the game is addictive, competitive, and exciting to play, especially for fans of football games. Strong spirit of competition will make the various shortcomings mentioned above become less meaningful. Although the basic things like foul tackles and whistles that often sound will be quite influential in the comfort of playing. I started thinking, what maybe the problem is rooted in one "icon" is selected for PES 2012 this? Mmmm .. might be.

* Presence of dramatization that makes a different playing experience.
* Visualization and Animation increased.
* Preset Tactics that make the sport more alive moves.
* Movement of fine players.
* Pass support for passing more accurate.


* Teammate Controls that do not have a significant effect.
* The player is designed as too brittle, often falling and trigger whistle foul.
* Top Player difficulty level is frustrating.
* License and Updates The player who has not been resolved.

Suitable for gamers: football gaming enthusiasts, lovers of the PES, the owner of the gaming center.

Not suitable for gamers: the still confused why a ball trying to be taken by 22 adult humans.


  1. Football is honestly my favorite game. All the action and motion of the characters are really bang on. It is really interesting to play this game on 3d screen.

  2. Football is my favorite game. I generally play this game with my friends. But they did not have time then I am playing Foot Ball Game. There are many games available in market.