A long weekend off work brought the opportunity to play PES2018 a lot more than usual.
I managed 4 separate sessions of about 4-5 matches apiece and progressed almost all the way to the mid-season transfer window in Season 2.
Richarlison will be coming in January, probably Shelvey too. I’m waiting to see if Newcastle will accept a 70% likelihood reduced fee. Quite a few players will be going. You get lots of offers for players in PES2018. It’s possible I could have a Default-less squad by the end of the season. Oh, Master League, how you have changed.
I played quite intensively on Friday and Saturday. I went from post-Season 1 to the stage you see above – played 19 league matches, and got knocked out of the cup in the second round. I gave the game a rest on Sunday. I had to.
PES2018 feels just like PES2016 and PES2017 after a while. Yes, we can point to this or that mechanic or animation that’s different (and much better) than those games. But the overall feeling of frantic flow is exactly the same.
nuPES, as I unaffectionately call the games since the advent of the PS4, has done quite well to last 4 editions without insulting me too much, but the point has been reached, and I do now feel insulted by its lowest-common-denominator general gameplay. I ain’t some kid. There’s a lot riding on the Great Patch.
Veldwijk continues to rack up goals, and would have a lot more if he wasn’t hampered by the infuriating and transparent nuPES ‘thing’ of nerfing him for a match or two after he plays great. Seriously, if Veldwijk gets a goal or two in one match, he might as well not be playing in the next match.
I managed to get my first players into the Team of the Month, for November, Season 2:
That L BAKER is a 16-year-old Youth and is now my first choice CMF adjacent to the DMF position. He’s not an AMF as in this picture – not yet.