PES 2013: innovations and improvements.
The new features and improvements in PES 2013 are based on the following three central components: PES FullControl, Player ID, and ProActive AI.
1. PES FullControl (PES FC)
The term PES FullControl describes several new and improved features that give you even more control about the players and the ball in PES 2013.
Total Freedom of Control:
Pro Evolution Soccer introduced the concept of freedom of movement, the new ‘PES FC’ in PES 2013 goes further with total freedom over ball control.
Dynamic First Touch:
PES 2013 introduces subtle ways to receive the ball, from traps, gently lifting it past an attacker to run on to or a variety of other moves. First touch is everything and players can trap the ball using the R2 button, killing the speed of a well-hit pass and bringing it instantly under control, or using the momentum of the pass to turn a defender.
Full Manual Shooting and Full Manual Passing:
PES 2013 offers fully manual passing and for the first time ever manual shooting, allowing users to determine the height and power of each. Long low passes can be sent skimming across the pitch, while shooting the user has total control over where the shot is placed. Skill and precision are needed to master these, but passes can be made into open areas, allowing lone strikers to thrive, while offering an unrivalled variety in ways to score.
The speed with which a player moves with the ball has been slowed in line with real matches, but using R2 allows players to add various styles to their close control. Players can vary the speed of their dribbling, and cushion the ball as they move freely within a 360-degree circle. The new system allows players to knock a ball past a player and collect it, nutmeg them, or hold up play by shielding the ball as team mates find space and make runs.
Full Manual One-Two:
Active one-two passes can be made, with the second player being moved in any direction), facilitating various tactical movements.
Countering the attacking options the new dribbling system offers, is a beautifully-balanced defence system. Players can use R2 and X to slow an attack, with a double-tap of the X button prompting a perfectly-timed challenge. Full 360-degree control means that players can check runs and steal the ball from a parallel position, while the individuality element will see world renowned defenders using aerial dominance of physicality to win the ball.
Even the game’s ‘keepers benefit from more control, while their distribution is more precise thanks to the addition of a power gauge when they throw the ball, creating opportunities for new, quicker counter attacks.
PES 2013: The Player ID Experience
2. Player ID
Player ID focuses on the individual elements and movements that each player boasts:
The very best players in PES 2013 will be instantly recognisable via incredible likeness and signature attributes, skills and tricks that bring them to life. The way they run, turn, trap and move the ball, shape to shoot and even celebrate will be noticeably different during play.
Individuality to Goalkeepers:
The individuality of movement has also been extended to between the posts. Goal keeping has been totally invigorated via new animations and play styles.
New varieties of saves and reactions have been added to ensure the game’s ‘keepers are in line with the efforts of real shot stoppers. This level of realism also extends to the game’s top-rated goal keepers, with their moves to close attacks down, fling themselves to tip a shot past the post, and in-goal acrobatics benefiting from all new animations and AI.
3. ProActive AI
ProActive AI unites the control and realism, with players that will respond and find space as befits those at the top of their game:
Balance of Play:
The development team has worked closely with the PES fan base to eradicate any illogical elements to the way players move and run in PES 2013, with the ‘ProActive AI’ system enhancing the speed and balance resulting in a more realistic game experience.
The balance of play has also been enhanced in the play between defences and the front line, with greater organisation as the teams track back or pelt forward, setting a harder to beat defensive line, teams adjusting faster to ball gain or loss, allowing for quicker counters.
Improvements to the goal keepers was voted the key advancement football fans wanted to see in PES 2013, and the team has worked hard with real keepers to ensure the AI decision process has been vastly improved. Keepers now espond with better reactions, clear their lines more effectively and push the ball savely out of play rather than into dangerous areas.
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I am enjoying PES 2013. It is a great game but it has some flaws. Gameplay is great and I don't have any complaints with it. Sometimes the physics go crazy, but that's rare and nothing too big. I find the Become a legend mode a bit disappointing due to some lack of options, and some things were better in earlier games. One other thing that I think should have been implemented is the freedom to create your own cups and leagues freely so you and your friends can customise it as you like.
Not sure if I'm happy with P.E.S 2013 or not. The game-play is good, but the menus are awful. Colours are cheap as well! I have to say that referees are as bad as they were before, with lots of spectacularly ridiculous decisions! Still, this game is fun, and I guess if you take enough time to learn a few tricks - it'll do!
After being dethroned from the top of football games by FIFA this version of PES is a really improvement from the last 2-3 versions of the game. This years edition is better in GUI, AI, graphics and game physics. The game is still lacking with the commentary which doesn't always describes the game accurately. The graphics in this game has improved from last year's but still have place to improve next year. The game options are great as always but still have a place to improve in the Football life mode, as well as in the online gaming. The practice mode is very detailed and helpful to gain new skills and improve yourself as a player. To conclude i would say that this year's version of PES is the best one to hit the stores and after a few year of seeing the back of FIFA series this year's version is almost at the same level, so honorable tie it is!
PES 2013: Pro Evolution Soccer is back. FIFA had beaten PES last year and this year, Konami has put up an effort to create a better game and they've done it. It's absolutely stunning and has improved game play, followed by better graphics, better animations and moves/tricks. Everything about this game has been improved and there is no doubt about it. The only flaw about this game is the lack of licenses, but it's not a major issue anyway. The player's faces, the smoothness of the moves and the animations are just some of the improvements to the graphics. The players are now more realistic, they respond to controls much better and if you know how to do tricks, the defense is going to have a bad time. But, there is a new thing in defense called tactical defending, and defenders aren't helpless. Referees and goalkeepers have also been improved, to provide some balance to the game. The online component has also been improved. The matchmaking is faster, better and more reliable than ever, and there is no connection problems created by the game itself. When you sum up everything, PES 2013 is the best sports game in this season.
I'm disappointed with PES 2013, it looks like table tennis game. This is unreal, over-speed and the worst PES ever (maybe 2012 was worse). I'm a PES fan, last FIFA I played was 98 and the best PES was PES 6 on PS3. After 14 years I will buy FIFA 13 as the demo looks really good.
This is clearly a step forward from Konami and the Pro Evolution Soccer saga. I'm a huge fan of the series, and the last one was a disappointment. This year they fixed the bugs and the stupid goals. Along with these fixes from the last year's edition they've also added a whole new level of freedom both with the players and the game style. All of this maintains the magic that always delights P.E.S fans. An excellent game, and a must-buy for all football fans.