RewiredMind.com have reviewed Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 on PS3 and have found several issues that could well isolate fans and push FIFA 08 into a clear lead this season.
Everyone is reviewing like it's a PS3 exclusive.
http://www.oxm.co.uk/articl... no slowdowns... 8/10
i could find that only.. lets see what others have to say..
The points this (and other) reviews make about how there is nothing new in this version is irrelevant to me as it's the only PES that is out for the PS3. So for some, this will be their first 'next gen' football game and that will be enough. That's my case at least! Gameplay is the most important feature to me and that's the reason I wont be getting FIFA 08 this year. Also, the slowdowns don't bother me and it's still very much playable (and enjoyable!).
the 360 version and it play's so good. Only having played 6 games I would give it a 9 out of 10 at this stage. I have yet to notice any slowdown while playing. But the replays for some reason run at a fast pace and miss frames of animation. But that all goes when you control the reply which is good but still a bit weird. This didn't happen in the demo. The graphic's are as they have always been, not as good as Fifa but still acceptable. This PES update is the true sequel to PES 4, which was my favorite update. I am sure the PS3 version will get sorted. As for me the slowdown would almost ruin the game, but if I only had a PS3 I would still purchase it. I'm lucky to have both consoles. Let the season now begin.
Yep, that's why having both consoles should be the only way to go this generation for the hardcore gamer.
The slowdown seems unfortunate, but generally, slowdown at the level that the reviewer describes doesn't usually get through QA.
When you do your own QA, anything can go through. They released it knowing these issues and also planned to fix it soon after release. Shame on Konami! They are more worried about FIFA sales than a quality product.
...And as always, the Xbox 360 version is much better. They give it 4.5 stars, as opposed to 3 stars for the PS3 version, and write the following: "RewiredMind.com doesn’t usually cover two versions of the same game, especially when the titles are essentially the same in terms of the features on offer. . . . There is one major difference between the two games, however, and when I say major, boy, do I mean major. The difference I speak of has been a bone of contention for a fair few months prior to the game’s release, and I mention it heavily in my review of the PS3 version. You’ve got it in one…slowdown. You see, . . . the slowdown that is present in the [PS3 version of the] game throws off the player’s timing and basically ruins what could have been a fantastic game. The Xbox 360 version however, plays like an absolute dream and lives up to the majority of the promises that have been made. Upon firing the game up, I was expecting a batch of slowdown similar to the PS3 edition, or at least a hint of it. But yet, I’m again surprised. On the pitch, everything moves along swiftly and smoothly, with the new features not being hampered by the lack of graphical finesse. . . . [I] found myself playing [the PS3 version] only as long as I needed to, so that I could review it. I didn’t want to go back to it. I didn’t want to play again and fight my way through the stodginess that ensued. Then, I received the Xbox 360 disc and all was well. . . . . If you want a definitive line to take away from this review, make it this one - the Xbox 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is far and away the definitive edition, and not by any short distance, either. On this format at least, the king is still in town. Long live the king." And so there you have it, the Xbox 360 again has far and away the better version.
I did notice significant slowdown on the 360 demo though. So unless the retail version fixed that it looks like both consoles have issues.
That's why people should be very careful with Hype. Sad to see games being portrated as the 2nd comming just to see them fall flat on their face.
Apparently FIFA beats them. Unfortunate.... Madden has caught up with 2 nex gen consoles(PS3 and Xbox 360) and is getting closer on the Wii, but those others are lacking...
i got the game on ps3(for controller reasons) and honestly speaking there is a bit of slowdown going on and it's quite frequent. it almost happens every game but it's not affecting the gameplay as much as other people are saying. the replays however are a different story, i don't know how konami shipped it like this. i played one on-line game and i got trashed 2-0 and I'm not returning until they iron things out. it's basically unplayable.
It makes the game feel a bit p1ss poor to play though. I've tried the 360 demo but have bought the PS3 edition and will be taking it for an exchange tomorrow to sort that out. The PS3 replays are bad, its not even worth saving them because they can be painful to the eyes. The 360 has some but not as bad at all. I've noticed whilst moving up the pitch, the framing is choppy and feels like its struggling to keep up, similar to messing around with v-sync on a PC game.
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