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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Final Impressions by IGN

IGN writes: "World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 on Xbox was, and still is, one of the greatest football games to ever hit store shelves. It played like football, moved like football, pretty much everything in Winning Eleven 9 looked and felt like the original article. It didn't have the glitz and the glamour of the EA Sports alternative but in the way of purely authentic football fun, there was simply no equal. The series' first effort on next-gen consoles (which, at the time, was only Xbox 360) was solid but couldn't compare to what the gaming public had seen prior. Winning Eleven, like all franchises, had to go through some growing pains before making another run at the cup".

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Harry1903234d ago

pro evo become more popular on xbox
than on playstation.the first 360 outing was
far from being at par with the old gen versions.
and the new version still has some catch up to do.
even seabass admitted this.

InMyOpinion3233d ago

"World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 on Xbox was, and still is, one of the greatest football games to ever hit store shelves. It played like football, moved like football, pretty much everything in Winning Eleven 9 looked and felt like the original article."

He means the original Xbox, not the 360 version.

"The series' first effort on next-gen consoles (which, at the time, was only Xbox 360) was solid but couldn't compare to what the gaming public had seen prior."

You might want to read it again?

Harry1903233d ago

the first part is what i meant.when i came onto the 360,
i was talking of something entirely different.winning eleven9
would be pro evo3 or 4?

Glad to be a gamer3233d ago (Edited 3233d ago )

This is why this game scored so high regardless of the lack of content, poor next gen graphics when in gameplay mode, broken online mode and game play problems (dodgy physics and hopeless keepers not to mention frame rate problems)

I used to buy pro evo every year but traded my 2008 copy in for fifa in December. never thought this would happen but im glad i did and after the poor pes 6 (360) and now this i believe Konami just don't care any more and have got lazy. I reckon they think they can milk the public regardless and i for one will not be buying the next iteration unless Konami make a massive turn around. Tired of being let down this gen.

Yi-Long3233d ago

... same here. I used to be a big fan but Konami stopped caring, didnt listen to the fanbase, and it's a disgrace their still charging fullprice for such a poor product.

They should just admit this is below their standards, say 'sorry', and promise to make the very best possible game for the coming winter.
And I hope that this time they will not release it untill it's GREAT.
They shouldnt bother bringing out yet another crappy release.

Yi-Long3233d ago

... and having played Pro Evo 5 on a daily basis for over 2 years, PES2008 is extremely disappointing, gameplay-wise.

The AI blatantly cheats, the keepers are absolutely useless, your teammates are IDIOTS, and the shooting is alot crappier than ever before.

To me, it looks OK, not great, but I'm not demanding about graphics as long as the gameplay is good (which it isnt, in this game)

The new commentary was needed, but it's too limited and you keep hearing the same lines over and over and over and over again.

This is the 2nd year in a row that Konami has released a very poor and disappointing PES/Winning Eleven. I cant even believe they are still charging full-price for this product, cause they should be ashamed of this effort.

I really hope PES2009 will right all the current wrongs, but if I'm brutally honest, I'm affraid it will be another disappointment.

Konami doesnt listen to the fanbase (why are the penalties STILLLLLL crap!? Where's the coin-toss? Where's the Premier League licenses? Where's an improved Master League? Why is the online still horrible? Why are the graphics still based on the old engine? etc etc...)

Gameplay-wise, PES5 is still the best football game. And even that game wasnt perfect and had some serious flaws.

Dont get me wrong, I LOVE PES5... but you'd think they would have improved on it by now... yet instead the gameplay has turned worse. Such a shame.

Strife Lives3233d ago (Edited 3233d ago )

But since 2007, I learnd to Fifa08 lmao. Last years pro evo sucks.and really,360 and ps3 owners, I cnt believe Im saying ths,bt Fifa ,since fifa08,is the way to go.

rawd3233d ago

PES2008 is terrible, FIFA08 all the way

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