My wanderings from football game to football game continue – for now.
I’ve enjoyed playing bits and pieces up to a point, but the enjoyment is now starting to wane. My settled habit for many years is to play one game regularly. It’s how I get my nourishment. Picking up one book, reading a few pages, putting it down and picking up another, means you never actually read anything. The same goes for football games, and gaming in general.
So I’m on the lookout for my next permanent game. It might be FIFA16. It probably will be FIFA16. It’s due.
I should warn readers that in the course of my wanderings I have alighted upon The Greatest Football Game Ever Made.
I thought to myself: this game is still perfection. Why am I bothering with everything that is second-rate in comparison?
So there might be an extended PES5 period in the offing. Something I’ve never done on the blog before, astonishingly.
The reason for that being the fact that I’d have to play PES5 on PC, and PC gaming is awkward and inconvenient for me. Mainly because I keep lots of random stuff on the computer desk in my room. This stuff all needs to be moved whenever I have a sit-down session. But that can be changed. I could ‘tidy up’ or whatever it’s called.
In the meantime I’ve played PES2011, PES2013, PES3, FIFA12, FIFA16, PES2016. I’ve looked at videos of Winning Eleven on the GameBoy Advance.
I’ve followed news of PES2017. It being July the 1st, it’s fair to say that we’re on the countdown to the next footy game season.
I’ve got a list of old games to play and talk over.
I’m not too sure about the spoken-word vids now. Viewing figures for the talky vids are surprisingly low – barely above 20-odd. The blog gets a few hundred hits per day. This is interesting as I’d have guessed things would go the other way before starting them.
The talky vids aren’t really worth doing apart from the novelty value for regular readers, and that novelty has pretty much worn off. I’ll definitely play all the football games nominated, and will definitely film them – but I’ll do them in compilation. One long video with voiceover, and that’ll be the last of them.
For now, here is a true blast from the past. PES2011, and the Master League legend who goes by the name of Schwarz, doing what Master League legends do best:
You can fault the keeper. There’s often a case in PES for saying that the keeper should do better, given his starting position and the amount of time he has to judge the flight of the ball. This goal is one of those occasions.