PES 2018’s Gameplay Enhancements to Put it Ahead of FIFA
For the last few years, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer has been lauded for its realistic, very enjoyable gameplay, as well as the mechanics in the popular online game mode myClub making it more user-friendly when it comes to getting the star players that gamers want.
Despite this, EA Sports’ FIFA always manages to obliterate in the sales. This is due to a number of reasons, from having full licenses to teams in the game to having a long-standing fan base which primarily plays online, but PES 2018 has made a point of showing off its superior aspects to appeal to the football game fans this year.
FIFA has Ronaldo, but PES has Barcelona
FIFA 18 revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo – who many consider to be the best player in the world – will be gracing their cover for the first time. So PES 2018 returned with the stars of one of the most popular teams in the world on their cover, featuring Rafinha, Andreas Iniesta, Neymar, Luis Suarez, and the man who many others consider to be the best in the world, Lionel Messi.
When comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to these stars, you effectively get a Real Madrid or Barcelona choice. While right now Real Madrid are on top of the European stage, having just won La Liga and the Champions League, the two are tied at 10/11 and 5/1 in the football betting to win La Liga and the Champions League next season, respectively. So by way of real life comparison, there’s very little splitting the two.
FIFA have also been showing off their enhanced stadiums and real-life feel to playing at the big venues, but there’s one that they won’t have, and that’s Barcelona’s world famous stadium Camp Nou. PES 2018 has exclusive rights to the mega arena, and they’ve added the player tunnels and real stadium sounds to their other venues, too. This extended trailer for the new game shows just how detailed and slick the new game will be.
As you’ll also notice, Usain Bolt – the legendary sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist who has always stated his desire to play football professionally – will be available in the game as a digital pre-order bonus or disc day one bonus!
Enhanced gameplay on PES 2018
The football game franchise has always been battling FIFA, but they always manage to find their niche in their realistic gameplay. The team has continued to make improvements to their game, with the Konami developers stating that PES 2018 “will see more new additions to the franchise than there’s been in a decade.”
PES’ Real Touch+ engine will be the driving force behind their more realistic gameplay, with enhancements to ball control, dribbling, shielding the ball, performing nutmegs, the overall speed of the game, and the furthered application of real-world physics making it look very impressive and authentic.
What is really getting gamers excited, though, is the new free kicks. There are few things more satisfying that nailing a free kick in a football game – or playing it in real life for that matter – and PES 2018’s new method of doing so looks tantalizingly good, as you can see in the video below.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 looks to be furthering their pursuit of closing down on FIFA, and all of their new features not only look spectacular, but they will also be inherently fun to play.