Season 15 has moved on a little – not a lot, because of work and life intervening, plus other reasons (including one Big Reason, mentioned at the end of the post).
I’ve played about 10 matches of the League, and almost finished the group stage of the Europa League, which yielded the above screenshot. Where it almost looks as if me and Mascherano have just heard that we’ve qualified for the televised stage of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The league table is more or less the same as it was on Friday. My form has gone back to being so-so, but my good start means I’m still up in the top 6.
My winning run was ended by two very strange back-to-back matches versus Crystal Palace and Huddersfield. I lost them both 1-0, and they were two of the most suspicious matches I have ever played in my entire football gaming life. Both teams were ferociously ultra-high-powered, and nothing I did worked. I could dish out a full description of all the suspect things that happened, but everybody reading this will know what I meant without me needing to go into details.
You just know in the marrow of your finger-bones when a football game is up to shenanigans. The human player getting too many wins in a row is simply Not Allowed. Is there anybody out there who has won a league title with 38 wins out of 38, on Superstar? I would say that would be an impossible feat even for the greatest PES player of all time. The interesting question is why is it impossible? The fact that it is impossible is proof, on its own, that the game monkeys with the player when it deems it necessary to do so.
I thought some might be interested to see the Manchester United team here in Season 2032-33:Man U in my ML world are roughy where their real-life counterparts are today in 2019: a decent outfit on their day, but still only just about top 4 material. Always a tough match though – I managed to scrape a 1-0 win out of this one. Rashford is still the original, not a Regen, and close to retirement. Other teams in this ML world have a similar bizarro look to them. Regen De Bruyne is at Burnley, for example.
In other news, look what arrived in the post yesterday morning:Having played the demo last week and been impressed, I simply had to.
I won’t make the mistake that I have very often made in the past, of trying to play FIFA before I have thoroughly concluded all business with PES.
But I did put the disc in the PS4 last night to perform all the updates and implement the current set of Operation Sports sliders. I had time after all that for one solitary match at 1am – England vs Scotland, of course. I even scored a long-ranger – note in one of the replay angles how the lines on the pitch change to vertical, just like in PES. There must be a coding-side reason for why this is observed by EA and Konami. Anyone know what it is?