In something of a first for the blog, I have literally not played a moment of any football game since Friday’s post.
That’s a break from football gaming of 4 whole days.
Which might be the longest single period without any football gaming since I discovered football gaming. It feels a mite peculiar.
It was also unavoidable. A perfect storm of work-and-life things combined to make it not possible to do more than glance at the PS4 and emit a sigh of regret for my carefree, leisure-filled 30s.
I considered skipping today’s post, but decided not to break my streak. This post to say ‘no proper post today’ is better than no post at all.
And digging down into my YouTube channel, I find a goal from the start of the current season (Season 10, my last) that I uploaded but forgot to post at the time.
It’s from the end of the Community Shield match. One of PES2017’s key Defaults, J RICE, nets a nostalgia-tinged goal that sealed a 2-0 win. Classic PES feel, in off the post:
Classic Rice, as I’m sure all my fellow Rice fans will agree. Him and Jarvis were my only two lasting Defaults this year. Even Castledine didn’t make it.
I will return on Friday with an update on Season 10 – my very last on PES2017’s Master League.
Just past January, remember. Runaway leaders at the top of the table, on course for the Treble (or Quadruple if the Community Shield counts).
I am UNBEATEN so far in all competitions. Which brings its own set of problems.
I am battling the anti-Invincibles script in every league match. It’s exhausting trying to cope and eke out a goal against an AI that plays in supercharged mode from the outset and all the way through – but I am enjoying it.
And PES5 is just around the corner now. It’s coming.
An actual screenshot from a recent test-run (sepia-tinged by me):
The Greatest Football Game Ever Made could be making its appearance as soon as Friday April 21st, depending on how quickly I complete the remaining fixtures in PES2017’s Season 10. And how work and life treats me, of course.