That’s my team in the brown kit up there. This match was one of PES2017’s Season 1 classics –a tight 0-0 all the way, until I fashioned a goal in the 75th minute with an incisive passing move that somehow cut through the stubborn CPU defence like a hot knife through butter.
As the blurb above states, Castledine did indeed lay on the killer pass for my loanee, Zozulya, to slide the ball home from 8 yards. A match that was as good as any I’ve played on PES in many a year.
A large part of the reason for this was the fouls count: 5-5. It’s nowhere near that in every match, but it bloody well should be. You really notice the drop in the quality of gameplay when you get a match with few fouls (or none), as most matches still are. Why won’t they just give us single-players the frequent fouls we want and need to make the game great? A fouls count in the area of 8-8 (i.e. PES5 levels) wouldn’t be too much.
So that’s my new 4th Strip on show up there – the brown one.
I had intended to make a 2016-17 version of CCFC’s celebrated 1970s ‘excrement kit’, but I’m not a graphic artist of any description and settled for a kind of warm diarrhoea with sky blue piping. I boobed by choosing different shades of sky blue for the shoulder patterning and the side-stripes.
I’ve still not finished Season 1 of my Master League on PES2017.
Real life is getting in the way of my football gaming, which is highly irritating. Won’t be long though before I’m fully back up to speed.
I’m about 4 matches from the end of the season. I’m about 3rd from bottom. Still on Professional difficulty, still on -1 game speed, still on Level 1 passing and Basic shooting.
I’m having really great games. I mean it – this PES could be the best one in years. What a shame the PES franchise continues to be held back by the leaden deadweight of online gaming.
Player individuality is terrible in PES2017. There are far too many matches with no fouls. We have to put up with both of those things because of the habits and expectations of 99.99% of online football gamers.
PES2017 is a pretty good football game even with those aggravating features. Imagine how bloody brilliant PES2017 would be if they weren’t there? If there was enhanced individuality, and plenty of fouls in every single match?
PES2017 is close to greatness, but will be denied true greatness in the long run because of the need to appease online football gamers who must actually want their completely shit online football gaming to be as completely shit as possible. There’s no other reason I can think of.
I don’t mind something being shit as long as I don’t have to suffer because of it. Online footy gaming is shit, and it’s spreading its shittiness to the single-player side of the divide. Shit is seeping through the cracks, overflowing the gutters, and running in thick rivulets down the walls. And it’s already much too late to do anything about it.
I had another burning wall for a hyped-up meeting with Birmingham. It ended 0-0 with the fouls count 1-1. So much for the alleged fire and thunder of Rivals matches, eh?
Many players have never seen a single burning wall. This is my second one of this year, and I saw about five of them last year. They’re like the new £5 note. You get your first one and you’re amazed by it. And then you’ve had six by the end of the week and you’re all like, so what?