Winning Eleven 2008: Play Maker (PES 2008)

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Feb 27, 2008
  1. badabing
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    So, why is no-one anticipating this game? Personally, I probably wind up playing this game more frequent and for a longer time then SSBB.
    The Japanese version just got released: two verdicts so far, from Famitus 9-8-9-9 & from UKMAG 90%. I read some user reviews, and they absolutly love the game. The new control scheme totally succeeds. Because for us, few PES-players/ Wii owners, that was the main question mark.

    I know some people on this board have got the game, anyone willing to give some serious feedback? About the lurning curve and such.. Maybe some video?


    Some info from my side:

    2 lengthy videos of the game being played on two different difficulty levels
    Interview with the creator, very informative


    PES2008 Playmaker - General Gameplay/Controls Review


    Anyone with me on this one?
     
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    the 360 version sucked...
     
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    i really like this game , its good , very good =) , u have to triy it now =)..


    sorry but my english its bad and i cant say more xD...


    The control its easy =)
     
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    does the ntsc-j version work on PAL Wiis (+WiiKey)?
     
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    No, unfortunatly not. We'll have to wait for 28th of march i think.. or maybe the NTSC-U version will work, but I doubt that.
     
  7. Jackreyes

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    Soccer games should come out here (PAL) first.
    We have a relatively larger fanbase for soccer (football).

    And yeah I'm sort of anticipating this game. Well not really. I'm just anticipating a good soccer game. I hear FIFA sucks.

    Lets hope this is as good as it sounds.
     
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    Some new insights, from a gamefaqs importer:

     
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    My 2 cents....

    I've found Play Maker to be a very novel way of updating the play mechanics of a classic video game

    To tell the truth the PES and FIFA games were all becoming a little stale - new iterations and different
    teams (licensed or not) did not in any way bring any real change to the system.

    It's certainly got me interested in playing football games again - it was initially frustrating and I found
    myself wanting to use the cube controller or go back to Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution for 'Cube.

    But, persevere and you'll find that - it ALMOST becomes a reinvention of the football wheel.

    Controlling (accurately) multiple players running in different directions making space - creating holes
    in the defence - confusing your friends when playing two player - it really adds so much depth without
    losing much control.

    However, control is spoilt a little in the shooting department - it can be quite difficult to direct the show correctly
    with the right amount of power - a little chip with the wiimote or a clanger of a shot with a violent shake of
    the nunchuck...

    Its frustrating but immensely rewarding once the brain begins to throw out the old and absorbs the new control

    I would give it an 85% score
    Just short of classic - but it is a step in the right direction
    I wouldn't want to go back to the old method now tho...

    Sadly that WE6FE game is going into retirement - its showing its age now tho! [​IMG]

    As far as I know the JPN release doen't work on PAL but NTSC-J/USA should work great!
    The PAL release is in a few weeks so the Aussies and Europians [​IMG] should have a ball real soon!
     
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    Thank you. I think I'm convinced.
     
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    when the pal version comes out, we all should exchange friendcodes and make some sort of online league!

    Everbody welcome except disconnectors!
     
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    Just a bit of advice for anyone playing the JPN version..

    Please play through the training mode
    Everyone seems to be asking questions about control when they
    obviously have not played through the training mode..

    Just about everything can be easily explained via the different
    training drills... Defence messes most people up - on defence
    just merely pointing at an attacking player and pressing A will
    bring pressure on that player from the closest defender.

    If you need to then tackle waggle the controls - easy isn't it?!

    It seems as though everyone is playing it in some arcade style
    blast-a-thon mode. Defending be damned!

    PES is not supposed to played that way - you will get slaughtered
    by the CPU on the higher difficulty settings - or someone with actual
    'skillz' online.

    Happy gaming!
    [​IMG]
     
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    So.. you likin' the game? [​IMG]
     
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    Its fantastic...

    I'm enjoying it more the better i get at playmaker!

    The depth is really great - the graphics are great -
    apart from the crowd animations (very poor!)

    Play Maker is a great subtitle for the game
    It is really like you make the plays -

    It requires a really good understanding of modern
    football tactics - how to create and take advantage of
    the space thats created and how to react to different
    tactics.

    Timing the offside call is magic when you pull it off.

    I'm just giving it a quick break to test the jpn-eng
    arc file for Super Mario Galaxy. My jpn-wii is getting
    a great workout - I'm looking forward to not guessing
    everytime i enter a new world.

    anyway, playmaker is extremely good
    *No japanese required!*

    [​IMG]
     
  16. xRfs

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    i want to play online Xx

    Fc : 1660 9216 2037
     
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    Hi, jus wonderin is there anyway to make this game english using trucha or will i have to wait for english version.
     

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