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PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 2)

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Considerando il prezzo di 29 Euro, questo PES 2009 è decisamente un titolo da avere. Rappresenta il meglio che si possa chiedere dal punto di vista calcistico su PS2. Se nella nextgen FIFA ha superato PES, su PS2 non c'è niente da dire. PES regna.
PES 2009 es, desde luego, el juego de fútbol a seguir en PS2, como lo ha sido siempre. Técnicamente ha mejorado poco, aunque no hay mucho margen en cuanto a mejoras gráficas. Donde sí lo ha hecho es en las animaciones, IA y física de los cuerpos, que demuestran más naturalidad y coherencia con sus movimientos y choques. No encontramos, de forma extraña, la licencia de la Champions League que sí poseen las versiones next-gen, aunque sí está el modo Ser una Leyenda, que con la cámara en tercera persona en PS2 nos demuestra lo bien pulido que está el motor gráfico para esta consola. No encontramos, por otro lado, muchas novedades más. Vuelve a ser una versión sin on-line (¿por qué, Konami?), pero con un gran potencial multijugador offline.
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Få spel går upp mot det här när det gäller att spela mot vänner på samma konsol. Spelet på plan är oklanderligt med ett högt tempo samtidigt som spelare och boll uppför sig realistiskt. Men det är i stort sett förra årets version med ett nytt omslag, färre licenser, bortplockat onlineläge och ett halvdant nytt Become A Legend-läge. Det kan faktiskt knappt rekommenderas till någon.
PES sera à n'en pas douter, la simulation ultime sur PS2 jusqu'au dernier souffle de la machine de Sony. Son héritage est trop solide pour que les déceptions (disparition du jeu en ligne, stagnation technique et esthétique...) suffisent à faire rompre les rouages de cette machine à bénéfices. On apprécie notamment de profiter d'un contenu à la hauteur des versions nouvelle génération.
It’s too bad that more wasn’t put into the PS2 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2009. The players on the pitch are rough around the edges with little visual improvement but the flow of the game holds up quite well. Threading passes through the aggressive AI’s defense and burying one in the corner of the goal is as well done as ever, it's just not very different from the 2008 version. Become A Legend helps the package, but no online is a real letdown. Overall PES 2009 on PS2 can't compete with EA Sports’ champion for the 2009 season.
Cheat Code Central
While Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 doesn't stray from the beaten path solidified by the series, earning its reputation of a great soccer simulation, those who own recent installments are not given enough reason to purchase this year's offering. The inclusion of a few new features looks impressive when listed on the back cover, though they are anything but when actually put to use. It's unfortunate for a series of games that I have always enjoyed playing.