This week, we’re having a look at Pro Evolution Soccer 2. Just one year after the first Pro Evolution Soccer had hit the stores, Konami released its successor. Let us tell you what changed from its predecessor.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (2002)
The first „real“ PES reached good sales figures and just one year later, Konami managed to enthral their supporters once again. At first glance, though, no big changes leapt to the eye. But when you looked closer, you could clearly see the changes and improvements. You could choose from 56 national teams and 40 club teams, even one more German team than the year before. However, like in the years before, improving the gameplay was the main focus. Of course, graphics had been improved a bit, but back then, gameplay was more important than graphics. Winning the continental cups unlocked classic national teams, which allowed you to score with Gerd Müller or Pélè against current teams. The difficulty had been increased once more, and the AI of both your team mates and your opponents had been improved as well. Training mode was improved so that you could adjust yourself even better to the game. In addition, you could now change several settings like the fans‘ behaviour or if the commentator was neutral or biased. The commentary during highlights, however, became quickly annoying because it was so repetitive, so that you were forced to turn it off completely.
Ich hoffe mal dass das Endergebniss von meinem Match kein schlechtes Omen für das Topspiel am Samstag bedeutet. 4 Sterne nach so vielen Jahren war vielleicht auch etwas optimistisch. Das nächste Mal schauen wir zurück auf Pro Evolution Soccer 3 aber erst in 2 Wochen da nächste Woche die PS4 rauskommt 😛 Was habt ihr noch für Erfahrungen mit PES 2 gemacht? Eine Steigerung zu Teil 1 oder nicht?