I was going to skip today’s post on account of not having played any PES2017. I have got a lot on this week and next. But I couldn’t resist a couple of sneaky sessions. Long sessions!
I’ve started unbeaten in the league. Too many draws again, though, might end up costing me:
I’ve scored a few more goals than usual thanks to an anomalous 5-0 drubbing of newly-promoted Aston Villa. All my other matches have been 1-0, 1-1, 0-1, etc. Goals continue to be hard to come by.
I just don’t know how to explain it. There is one possible reason. My preferred football game mode of scoring – with medium-to-long range shots – has been well and truly nerfed in PES2017. I’ll never be the sort of football gamer who persistently tries to set up optimum close-range chances with Barca-style passing and movement. This is the type of goal that PES2017 favours. Such so-called team goals are nice and all, but they don’t even begin to float my boat and they’re not how I play.
The Champions league has been a disaster so far – two draws and two defeats:
I’ll need to win both remaining fixtures – Celtic (away), then Monaco (home) – and hope for the best. Other results will need to go my way.
I tried changing formation.
I went to a 4-1-3-2 with just one central DMF, but it didn’t help much.
I scored a few more goals for a couple of matches, but the old ‘cracked tactics’ effect kicked in soon enough.
I’ve had about 10 different formations in PES2017. None have yielded consistent long-term results.
This shorter post concludes with a bit of fun.
I’ve posted a ‘What Happened Next?’-type of contest on the blog before, but today here’s something a bit different.
Examine this screenshot closely and try to guess What Happened Before?
This is the final frame of a replay clip. What events led up to this moment?
I’ll post the full replay in due course after a day or two.
EDIT, 24 hours later:
And here is the answer. Some got very close, close enough to take the win — Uncle Turf I think — but here is the full answer in living motion. Here’s how the keeper ended up behind the net and the ball ended up where it did — the pitch-level slowmo replay makes the most sense: