New PES re­ally has Scot the lot

The Galloway News - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

For the past num­ber of years, PES has had to set­tle for sec­ond place to FIFA in the bat­tle to be top dog — but the Kon­ami se­ries has re­turned to form in a big way to give the peo­ple at EA Sports some­thing to think about.

Yes, it lacks li­cences. Yes, the My Club mode is not a patch on FIFA’s Ul­ti­mate Team, but for playa­bil­ity, PES ac­tu­ally feels more like a game of foot­ball rather than the fre­netic na­ture of FIFA.

It helps, from a Scot­tish per­spec­tive, to have the Lad­brokes Premier­ship and Celtic and Rangers as key part­ners, too.

The leg­ends mode re­turns and there are a host of on­line play­ing op­tions, as well as the usual edit­ing fa­cil­ity for those who want the ‘real’ team names.

Com­men­tary is still me­diocre and hard to hear but there is a wealth of train­ing op­tions and tac­ti­cal set-ups.

It may lack the bells and whis­tles of FIFA, but PES has it where it mat­ters — on the pitch.

Bhoy zone Olivier Ntcham

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