It’s hard to completely judge PES 2013 at this early stage, as Konami are bound to make plenty of tweaks and changes before the full release. As far as first impressions go though, the fact that it left yours truly and many others wanting go back for just one more game speaks volumes. Make no mistake about it, on a visual level it’s essentially the same as its predecessor, but on the pitch (where it matters) PES 2013 is so different. It’s more open, more considered and (importantly) much more fun. There are a few niggles that need to be ironed out before release, especially the implementation of manual passing and shooting. However, if it lives up to the potential and promise shown at E3 2012, PES…no, football fans have reason to be excited when PES 2013 is released later this year.