Truly these are the lowest points of the footy gaming year. After a mammoth Master League campaign, there’s just no appetite for anything similar until September kickstarts it all again.
Still playing PES5 on PC, and still playing with rapt enthusiasm. I’m not looking at league tables, and I’m not buying any players. Just playing.
I can’t score. I’ve gone five matches now without a goal and I love it. Remember when it used to be said of PES that it was hard to score? In PES5, it is hard to score.
Many another player will pop up at this point to claim it’s easy to score hatfuls of goals in PES5, in every match, using middling players, on 6*. It’s a curiosity of football gaming that good players regard their exploits as being literally par for the course. You never see Headshot Hank, topping the leaderboard in a Call of Duty round, sounding puzzled as to why everyone isn’t just like him. But the good PES players believe their experiences with the game must be generally true for everyone. I don’t know of any other game series or genre with this curious phenomenon
Anyway, anyway. I’ve seen a few trees starting to turn yellow. Has anyone else been tempted to turn on the central heating yet? I’ve thought about it, but not done it – pulled on a pullover instead. The end of summer is nigh.
I’ve stopped keeping an eye on the PES forums to see how things are going with the PES2018 multiplayer beta (not a PES2018 beta, it should be noted, but a PES2018 multiplayer beta. We can only hope that there is still a difference).
I have been thinking that I’ll want to do my PES2017 End of Year review before the PES2018 demo comes out. If, as expected, PES2018 is a fouls-free zone, it’ll make me disgruntled.
My disgruntlement will then have a huge influence on my PES2017 review, but I don’t want it to have an influence.
So I’ll get the PES2017 End of Year review done next week, at the start of August, instead of its end.
What this means is me playing PES2017 for the first time in a month or so. I find myself quite looking forward to it.