I’m currently preoccupied with work and life, so I’ve yet to see if my FIFA16 Career Mode can be Lazarused.
Today’s post is therefore short, but hopefully sweet.
In this strange period before the next batch of games come out, and while I’m fiddling around trying to see if I can maybe play some FIFA16, I have had a few sessions back on PES2016.
I’m not back on PES2016, and I doubt I ever will be. I’ve learned never to say never, though.
The game’s simply too fast and frantic.
After a lengthy spell on PES2014 and then a tantalising glimpse of what FIFA16 has to offer, I cannot settle with PES2016’s insanely fast and frantic and flowing and ‘fun’ gameplay. It is, without question, far and away the most arcadey edition of Pro Evolution Soccer ever made. Moreso even than PES2008. And that’s saying something.
I have sort of enjoyed my brief sessions with ’16, for all that. And I’ve had a few interesting moments.
Those with long memories will recall that I acquired a young regen Steven Gerrard in my latter few seasons.
Those with longer memories might remember this, from the tail-end of PES2015:
That was my favourite goal of many great goals I scored on PES2015.
Well, look at this from the tail-end of PES2016 this year:
An almost carbon-copy. When I got Stevie G into firing position, I recalled the goal from PES2015 and thought ‘shall I?’
I do prefer the first one, from PES2015. Something about the slightly wider position and the flight of the ball appeals to me more, aesthetically speaking.
But the second one made me shout out loud just as much, if not more, because of how unexpected it was.
Hopefully by Friday I’ll have revived my FIFA16 Career Mode career from its state of limbo.