While it slipped through the cracks and onto shelves late last week, here's a 10 things write-up on the other soccer game: PES 2014:
- Due to acquiring the AFC Champions League license, PES 2014 will be the first game in the franchise to feature an A-League team: the Central Coast Mariners.
- The Socceroos and various other international licenses again show up in the game.
- The all new Fox Engine (from Kojima productions) has allowed for new, more fluid implementations of key tech across the board.
- The TrueBall Tech sees the ball truly be its own character on the field, so it's no longer tied to character models but instead obeys its own physics.
- Motion Animation Stability System (MASS) handles all the player movements and physics, so players react to collisions based on their direction, speed, force and even size for the most realistic reactions possible.
- The central theme of the game's technological design is fluidity, based on players constantly moving and switching positions.
- 'Heart' is a new system aimed at representing the effects of team support on the field, both on an individual level and a team level.
- Returning from PES 2013 is the PlayerID system which allows players to actually recognise which character has the ball from the sky view by their running style.
- Using Combination Play, players can set up tactics on the fly in key areas during play.
- PES 2014 is out now on PS3 and 360 (AUD$89.95 or NZD$119.95) and PC (AUD$49.95).