Soccer Gaming Catch-All

Oh cool. I played this a few hours back in 2016, but fairly quickly burned out due to the grindy nature of the game. I'm going to give it another go now, I think.

Yeah, it is super fun and addictive. Scratches just about every gaming itch I have.

dejanzie wrote:

Oh cool. I played this a few hours back in 2016, but fairly quickly burned out due to the grindy nature of the game. I'm going to give it another go now, I think.

I'm tempted to fire up a new game as well.

I think I played around the same time, 2016 or so. I was having a great time with the game and played it quite a bit. I thought I was going to love it forever, then I fell off a cliff and was completely done with it. At a certain point it just got too grindy as you got to the upper leagues.

Still, I'd highly recommend it. I got a lot of enjoyment out of it before I hit that wall.

Pro Evo 2019 will be the free game of the month at PlayStation Plus for July.

Can't beat free to play a few games while ignoring everything around the match engine.

Edit: apparently PES on Ps+ is only for North America, or at least it's not for the PAL region. We get Detroit Almost Human instead. Bummer...

naw there was a thing where they announced it but then changed it at the last minute and no one (regardless of region) ended up with PES.

Was reading Eurogamer, and they think it may have something to do with the PES deal with Liverpool expiring as to why it was pulled. It seems like a good theory, so probably some legality issues with that.

Thanks for the clarifications. PES was still on the Instant Game Collection Wikipedia entry for North-America region, hence the confusion.

Clusks wrote:

Was reading Eurogamer, and they think it may have something to do with the PES deal with Liverpool expiring as to why it was pulled. It seems like a good theory, so probably some legality issues with that.

Licensing-related... Because of course it is.

edit: LINK to Eurogamer article.

Juventus to be called Piemonte Calcio in Fifa after PES deal

LOL.

I wonder how much money it took for Konami to do this. And they had to have only done it to screw EA, because if you have enough to do this, you've gotta have enough for a full Serie A license.

Prederick wrote:

Juventus to be called Piemonte Calcio in Fifa after PES deal

LOL.

I wonder how much money it took for Konami to do this. And they had to have only done it to screw EA, because if you have enough to do this, you've gotta have enough for a full Serie A license.

I’d imagine it took a boat load of money for it to happen considering some of the names at Juventus.

It’s weird for them though, there were reports their new half and half shirt was designed because they felt they had interest in America, but not enough went as far to buy the shirt because (their research suggested) people associate black and white stripes with referees in America too much (I’ll take that as to why Newcastle has such a small fan base there as well )

I’d presume more people play Fifa than pro evo in America, so I’d think that doubling down on that with EA would help? Who knows, I believe pro evo has been traditionally more popular in Italy though.

PES was more popular in Europe a few years ago when FIFA was very arcade-y.
Now, I think FIFA has the crown again.

That's cool. Neither are as good as Football, Tactics & Glory. ;P

Clusks wrote:

It’s weird for them though, there were reports their new half and half shirt was designed because they felt they had interest in America, but not enough went as far to buy the shirt because (their research suggested) people associate black and white stripes with referees in America too much (I’ll take that as to why Newcastle has such a small fan base there as well )

I really want to say that's monumentally idiotic, but I can't say that there's zero chance that people here are that dumb.

mwdowns wrote:

That's cool. Neither are as good as Football, Tactics & Glory. ;P

Well, if we're talking about tactics, this has none of them!

Blimey, tackling like that and it'd be two-a-side in no time.

Very reminiscent of Kick Off 2..though not as good, obviously !