The PES2017 phoney war continues. Some people on the forums are playing the demo so much that they’ve imperceptibly started referring to the demo as PES2017, instead of as the PES2017 demo. Happens every year, of course.
I’ve deleted the PES2017 demo from my PS4. I’ve decided to avoid touching any PES game until I get PES2017 on the 14th now (ShopTo and Royal Mail willing).
The blog’s annual makeover might go live this Friday, or more likely next Tuesday. Nothing too major this year – a new splash of paint, and I might move this column from the left of the three, to the middle of the three. I know. This is exactly how Evel Knievel must have felt before every jump.
Sadly, I might not have time for the compilation talky vid. I could cobble it together in the time available, but it’d be rubbish. This is an idea that might be banished to the same nether region inhabited by my once-mooted book version of PES Chronicles.
A FIFA16 compilation video (with a controversial moment), and I’m done today.
Here’s the video – two interesting goals, a penalty won (take note, Pro Evolution Soccer), and a goal given by the simulated goalline technology where I don’t think the ball was really all the way over the line:
I think the game gives that goal wrongly. I see pixels overhanging the white line, I really do. Only a few, but they’re there.
You might say that the goal would be given by any human adjudication. I wouldn’t give it. The whole of the ball has to be over the whole of the line. The naked eye might say ‘goal’, but I don’t believe a computer eye should do so. There are pixels, damn it.
I enjoyed the moment when Rashford won me the penalty. That’s approximately the 12th penalty I’ve been awarded in FIFA16’s Career Mode in just over two-and-a-half seasons. Are you watching, Pro Evolution Soccer?
The two goals that start the mini-compilation are each interesting. The first one – the placed, looping shot from the corner of the box – is the type of goal that FIFA critics always say is common as muck in FIFA, but it really isn’t (not for me).
The second goal takes a wicked deflection off a defender’s shin and leaves the AI goalie helpless.
I’m really liking these unexpected twilight FIFA16 sessions I’m having here at the close of the footy game year.
FIFA16 abounds in interesting moments. Crafting moments of interest and delight was how PES made its formidable name and reputation over so many iterations of excellence back on the PS2. FIFA isn’t anywhere near reaching that stature, and may never be, but perhaps what it is is enough for these days.