Both FIFA 13 and PES 2013 are due to be released in the next few months and many will be wondering if Pro Evoloution Soccer 2013 will triumph once again and take the title back as the best football game.
Pro Evolution Soccer was widely recognise as the best football game to play back in the days, coming on top in every department compared to the FIFA football game.
Many believe PES got complacent in it’s glory days and allowed EA Sports to sneak up behind them and take them over as the best football game simulator.
Over the years from FIFA 08, it seems EA Sports have managed to improve their FIFA game and with each release, comes more realism. There is no doubt that the FIFA game has a huge financial backing from EA Sports and that has helped them tremendously with their PR marketing campaigns, especially this year as we’ve seen so far all the talk has been about FIFA 13 and relatively little about PES 2013.
FIFA 13 Features:
EA Sports have recently revealed some key features that will be included in the FIFA 13 game at this year’s E3 2012 conference but many FIFA fans were left unimpressed with the additions and believe a lot more could have been added to this year’s release. So far, we know FIFA 13 will be based on the following:
- Attacking Intelligence
- Complete Dribbling
- First Touch Control
- Tactical Freekicks
So far, we don’t know if these will be the only additions to FIFA 13 and we will have to sit tight and wait for more information from EA.
Here is the FIFA 13 trailer below:
Now we move on to PES 2013:
It doesn’t matter if it’s FIFA or PES, when it comes to playing a football game everyone wants to play as their favourite teams and in every teams you can get one or two players that stand out more than anyone else. PES 2013 aims to capture the specific characteristics of many of world’s world class players to reflect their key on-field actions in the game, including replicating how players run, celebrate, look and even behave. In PES 2013′s debuting trailer, it showed off a few of these features with class-act Real Madrid and Portugal sensation Cristiano Ronaldo running around like his real-world trademark style across a training pitch, before switching to PES Ronaldo, who moved in the exact same fashion as his real life counterpart.
So now included in PES 2013 you will experience Nani and his on & off form and his exaggerated flips when he scores, Ronaldo stropping around like a spoiled brat when nothing comes works for him and taking shots when he should pass the ball, and Neymar will rock a madness haircut, just like the real thing.
PES Full Control
PES 2013 Full Control System takes player control intelligence to a new level. Players now have full take over the power of passes, shots and the direction of the ball. From now on, you won’t have to have mates moaning that the game is cheating them out of well setup goal scoring opportunities with weird shooting mechanics; this time it’s all down to you.
First touch system has also went over a makeover, with plenty more options available to players as the ball arrives at their feet. You can now leave defenders in limbo with a flick of the hell sending the football over their heads, or even perform a nicely done trap-and-turn which will give you the perfect goal scoring opportunity.
There is also the new Deft Touch Dribbling and this feature is pretty much identical to FIFA 13′s Complete Dribble mechanic, which is a smart addition. This niffy feature, allows you greater control over a player’s close control movement. Deft Touch Dribbling finally gives the likes of Iniesta and Xavi the chance to show what they’ve got on the field with sublime touches and close control to do over opponents. You can now take on players with close control instead of flashy tricks.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Response Defending means you can decide when a defender should make a tackle. With a quick double press on the tackle button, players will now dive in and try to win the ball. The problem with this is it’s the same constant tackle and this should be timed perfectly when in use or you could find yourself in deep trouble with the ref.
Everyone has gone through those moments when a goal has been conceded and you look at your defenders and wondered what the hell happened there? Konami is attempting to sort this out with the enhanced ProActive AI system. Those at the heart of defence will now react to situations a lot more realistically and you will see defenders shifting across when the ball is switched from one side to the other, stepping up when the ball is played backwards, and create better opportunities for full-backs to overlap on counter-attacks.
When it comes to attacking play, your lads will be swifter to take full advantage of space left by defenders, which gives you more options for passing the ball.
Konami are completely aware of the complexity of their control system and because of this, this year they’ve included an in-dept guide to teach you every single trick in the game. This ranges from basic passing to daredevil flicks, these sessions will guide you from a Village-Pub team rookie to a World-Beating Galactico. The controls do feel slightly convoluted at times however.
Improvements have been included to the Master Leauge to prevent the chasm that was binding between high and low-ranked players. From now on, players will compete in rival matches between players of a similar rank.
So there you have it, the features that will be heading in PES 2013 you can make your own judgement on whether this game is one one for you this year.