March 15th, 2008
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is available for the Xbox 360 though Konami at a price of $49.99. This series has been stagnating for a while and unfortunately Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 brings nothing new to the table. There is a bit of the tweaking in the gameplay, some of which is for the better and some of which is for the worse.
The teamvision AI system is the biggest upgrade in the game. There is nothing revolutionary in the latest version, though it flows smoother. This game will definitely be enjoyable for people who have never touched the series, but offers little new to those who have experienced it.
The pace of this game is very fast and reminiscent of arcade games. Lag is a problem. In the single player mode, the Master League mode is the most challenging. This game is not the strongest as far as presentation is concerned. With a poor menu system and soundtrack Pro Evolution scores low here.
One of the issues with this series is the success achieved by earlier versions in the series which is difficult to match. Recommended for those who are unfamiliar with the series, but not for people who have already experienced a pro evolution soccer game.
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