World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 Reviews (PSP)
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4Players.de (Dec 04, 2005)
Hätte man statt auf den Meisterliga-Modus nicht auf die zahlreichen Standard-Liga-Modi verzichten können? Doch auch ohne das Salz in der Fußball-Suppe spielt Konamis Edel-Kick auf der PSP alle bekannten Stärken aus und katapultiert sich aus dem Stand an die Spitze der Tabelle. Mit der KI, Ballphysik und Dynamik wurden alle wesentlichen Elemente der Stationärversionen in das Sony-Handheld gepackt, so dass auch der Kick für unterwegs unheimlich realistisch abläuft. Und im WiFi-Multiplayer gibt es keinen Unterschied in puncto Dramatik und Spannung. Die Steuerung hat sich gut ins Miniformat gerettet, weist aber im direkten Vergleich leichte Defizite auf. Doch unter dem Strich stellt Konami auch auf der PSP die absolute Fußball-Referenz.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 25, 2005)
PES5 obviously took a great deal of effort to get here, and Konami's coders have done a truly admirable job (and even shaved a few seconds from the load pauses in the Japanese version to this reviewer's eyes), but for all the fun you can have sat on a train scoring wonder-goals and feeling like you really earned them, its technical shortcomings are a recurring irritant, and the lack of a serious single-player mode leaves you with an exhibition-style game. That it's built on the best mechanics in the genre guarantees that it'll rarely leave a football fan's PSP, but it's easy to see where it could have gone further.
GameSpy (Feb 13, 2006)
PSP owners with a jonesin' for some footy can look no further than Konami's ported (and portable) soccer opus. Granted, it's not a perfect game; the USB data transfer from PS2 to PSP is more limited than it seemed prior to the game's release (you can't upload from PSP to PS2). Also, there's no long-term league for gameplay; there are some nasty framerate issues from time to time; and there's no Infrastructure for multiplayer. However, the controls have been faithfully translated, as has the presentation. All around, the essentials of Winning Eleven truly overcome any of the title's blemishes. Winning Eleven 9 is, up to date, the best soccer game on PSP.
Extreme Gamer (Feb 26, 2006)
Winning Eleven 9 for the PSP with the missing Master League mode might sway the majority of fans away from the handheld version. If you really don't care about management and just want to play the game of soccer, it will do fine. Overall Winning Eleven 9 is a solid PSP sports game, and with the excellent controls, presentation, and online play make this a for sure pick up. Soccer fans and sports fans should defiantly look into WE9 by Konami, if not on the PSP then one of the home console versions. It's soccer at its prime.
G4 TV: X-Play (Apr 24, 2006)
An online multiplayer option and the ability to share data between the PS2 and PSP versions of the game extend the action nicely; you’re able to start a season and go back and forth between the two along the way, maintaining your stats and scores on each. But at the end of the day, it’s that winning Winning Eleven feel that makes this one as addictive as ever: expectant WE9 owners should anticipate plenty of sore thumbs and “disappointed” spouses in their near future…
Game Informer Magazine (Mar, 2006)
Even with these flaws, it is still a better portable soccer title than FIFA, but it doesn't replicate the feel and capabilities of the console version and is a shadow of the series' greatness.
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2005)
Offrant un excellent gameplay et de très bonnes sensations, PES 5 est au rendez-vous pour les phases de jeu, réalistes, aussi bien techniquement que tactiquement. Par contre, le faible nombre de compétitions et une bande-son douteuse en font un titre qui peut nettement s'améliorer. A conseiller aux fans utilisant souvent la console portable.