I’ve played pre-season in my extremely casual dalliance with PES5(PC). Remember this…
Choosing how many pre-season games to play. I always choose based on how much money I think I’ll need to make up my Expected Earnings.
Speaking of which:
I had a nice cushion, but I wanted to buy some players.
I made an audacious-seeming bid for Camacho, who’s a pretty well-developed 20-year-old in this ML world right now. I made a Trade offer of Stein+6000, and was surprised when the bid was successful.
Having Mathieu and Camacho at the same time probably violates some kind of Law of PES. So far, though, nothing spooky has happened. They’ve played together in the two pre-season matches without ill effect.
I picked random teams to play, and then deleted all but two—against Real Madrid and Auxerre.
By the way: how nice to hear Brookley and Bracking again on the commentary. (Sic, also by the way.)
I lost the Madrid game 0-1, and still needed to make up my Expected Earnings. Still getting the warning.
I romped to a 2-0 win againt Auxerre in the next friendly. Should have been 3-0. I got a penalty late on that I just knew, in the way that I always knew, would be missed—and indeed it hit the bar. Back in the day it was a notorious feature of the old-school PES games that they rarely used to ‘allow’ penalties to be scored if the scoreline and/or match momentum was generally going in your favour. Momentum, thy name is scripting.