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Everything Wrong With... Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

Everything Wrong With... will give you a list of everything wrong with a particular game. If the developers fix these problems, then they might have a decent game.

Misc Issues

Most of the gameplay changes could've been patched. Why did we need to buy a whole new game?

Konami randomly decided to re-do the entire movement mechanics making them worse for no real reason. They do this every year.

Nerfed the move where you press diagonally then forward to touch the ball past a player. Also made right stick manual pass which is annoying.

Sprinting - Annoying mechanics. You're expecting to sprint at a slight angle to beat a man, but you're player will cut at 45 degrees.

Sprinting - knock-ahead too large.

Sprinting - you can barely outsprint even slow players. C. Ronaldo being almost matched by a 73 year-old Tugay wasn't fun. Even cheat players with 99 for everything will not be able to outrun anyone unless you use the large knock-ahead, and even then you won't make much distance.

Animations and player models are still average.

Rubbish AI. Most noticeable in Be A Legend mode. Teammates won't cross/shoot/pass when they have a perfect opportunity.

Still has the stupid "2nd FK Taker" option that just gets in the way when you want the 2nd FK taker to be the 1st. Remove this feature for crying out loud.

Stupid knock-ahead after doing the step-over trick. If I wanted that to happen then I could just press sprint afterwards.

Your players fail to intercept ball even when it's 1mm away from their body. They have no awareness of where they are in relation to the ball.

Rebounded balls generally always fall to the opposition.

Stupid pass where the players pass it 1ft infront of themselves.

Shooting - Still has weak shots where the player refuses to put his laces through the ball with power. Always when you're angled towards the corner flag or North/South. It's not difficult to get power on shots from these angles. This is a constant problem that never gets fixed.

Teammates often pass/tackle/shoot automatically.

Sound of ball sucks.

No GK Cursor. It was available in 2008 and let you take control of your GK by pressing L1+Triangle. Has been removed for no good reason. Don't even try to pull your keeper out when an opponent is out wide.

Player's randomly don't pass straight - simple passes an U12 player could nail every time.

Rains too often when you have a certain stadium in ML mode - haven't investigated this much, but it definately rains far too much.

Be A Legend Mode

Stupid placement on corners. I want to be in the box so I don't have to rely on the dumb AI failing to header it clear.

Stat system innacurate. You'll get a worse rating than someone who's made less complete passes and shots on target, etc.

Can't skip international matches, even when banned.

Teammates stop running for ball sometimes when you press R1/R2. Stupid key mapping considering R2 is call for the ball.

Too many teams play 38 year olds.

Tackling

AI cheat with slide tackle timing. Sometimes the EXACT moment your fake-shot animation begins to play, they activate their slide tackle. Slowed down replays show that it begins at the exactly the same time. This is humanly impossible reaction time. Cheating.

When running near an opponent they rarely misjudge sliding tackles. Every tackle seems to bring you down and they get a yellow, or gets the ball.

Opponents happily tackle straight through the back of you, with their leg literally passing through your body to get the ball.

When winning a tackle you'll be lucky to actually gain possession from it half the time.

Long animation after doing the leg-in tackle and missing the ball.

Keepers

Still save the ball BEHIND the line which loses you a goal.

Constantly palm easy saves right into the middle of your 6-yard box.

When saving penalties down the middle they often let the ball go through their legs.

All these issues are easily fixed. The only reason for them being there is incompetence on the part of Seabass and Co.

10 comments

Zidane , 18 November, 2008

Hello, this is Zidane. You know, the retired French footballer? Bonjour. Go buy FIFA 09. It's much better.

Anonymous , 20 November, 2008

early cross sucks too. It's like FIFA 09's auto cross mode which sucks.

Anonymous , 21 November, 2008

So many bugs and problems it's unreal...

T&F , 28 November, 2008

FIFA wins once and for all. There can be no doubters after this travesty of a game.

Tampa , 04 December, 2008

PES IS DEAD!

Anonymous , 03 February, 2009

I googled this and even if it's old I must say.. You are definitely right. I should actually add lots of more:

- Air pass over the defender makes them freeze. If you know that player is going to pass and back up the player will freeze and attacker will run past you even if you press back all the time

- Corner kick taker freezes after ball is played back to him

- Even the easiest free kick passes are very likely to fail, like you said

- Online playing has gone worse and worse after Pes 6: After that they removed 2vs2 ranked game and next versions had major lag problems. After 2008 they removed tournaments. Network is also full of cheaters with custom teams and making every opponent disconnect. Konami does nothning. Fuck I'd be happy if they just put the graphics to the PES 5. But no.. YOU FUCKING WANKERS.

- I'M GETTING SO PISSED OF AS I WRITE THIS. FUCKING SEABASS AND KONAMI RUINED THE GAME. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE? CAN'T THEY SEE EVEN THE GAME MENUS LOOK LIKE SHIT?? AND WTF HAPPENED TO THE TRAINING MODE? WHY IS IT SO HARD TO PICK THE PLAYER YOU WANT? WHY THE GAME MAKES SO MUCH BUG PASSES AND PLAYERS ACT LIKE IDIOTS IN MANY SITUATIONS INCLUDING: Near the side lines, near the goal, near other players or actually near any other object.

- Why do players shoot like shit near the goal?? It's actually kind of hard to smash ball over the goal with light touch innerfooted but in PES 2009 it happens very often. Talkin' bout shooting: Do you really think that defenders can't shoot a shit? Like Ferdinand wouldn't score 10 feet away from goal more than 1 / 8 ??

- And why the hell is it so easy to run through anything. Online playing is generally Messi, Eto'o, Ronaldo, Kaka running through everything. Most annoyingly past goalkeeper. It's fucking hard compared to the reality to shoot through goalie but if you run a bit next to them they freeze.

- Why does your fucking servers lag and online game rooms disconnect all the time. FFS everything feels so fucking sticky!!

FUCK YOU KONAMI!! FUCK YOU SEABASS! LONG LIVE FIFA FOR NOT PISSING TO THE FACE OF GAMERS.

Anonymous , 10 February, 2009

I thought if u get a free kick it's an advantage to your team!? Not in PES 09 you just have to hit a shitty long ball forward and hope.

Infact short pass system is so shit that you have to play crappy division 2 style hit and hope long balls.

Not to mention how fukin SLOW this game is.

Anonymous , 06 September, 2009

- Your AI-players frequently tackle an opponent inside the box when they're making a poor attempt with gazillion players between them and the goal AND what's worse usually way after you've already won the ball back.

felipe_slm18 , 25 September, 2009

Forgot to mention that there are no fouls after you kick/pass the ball. You can cut off your oponnent's legs with a sliding tackle after he shot/passed the ball that the refereed won't give a shit.

cars games , 09 January, 2010

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