November 29th, 2005, 15:25 Posted By: wraggster
News From Lik Sang
When introducing Pro Evolution Soccer 5, the European version of Winning Eleven 9, we'd write it's "arguably the greatest soccer videogame of all time", but looking around, there's little argument Thierry Henry from Arsenal and John Terry from Chelsea are both big fans themselves, and grace the cover of what is the greatest soccer videogame of all time.
In stock now as part of our new European range of PSP games, all pre-orders are getting processed as these lines are written. New orders are welcome anytime, will be on their way within just 24 hours, and of course as you'd expect from Lik-Sang, ship free worldwide. For those who were holding out buying Winning Eleven 9 for an English version, before you know it you’ll be kicking off on your PSP with the full quality of the PS2 release. In fact Japan's Famitsu magazine even gave the Japanese PSP edition an incredible 36/40, one upping the PS2 release which received a 35/40 score.
One of the biggest features in PES 5 is in the way the players have been reworked to move more realistically than ever, and more animation means the control is more refined and demands greater accuracy. Passes must be weighted properly and shots taken carefully - not snatched at while running or having just turned on the spot. The sweetest of goals will now feel even more so, but to keep you up to speed, the training mode has been extended and rewards efforts with points used to unlock secrets.
We welcome the addition of new tricks as well, such as trademark moves like Ronaldinho's 'flipflap'. Beyond that you can make use of Wing Back and Second Top positions this time, enjoy weather effects like rain and snow, then take footie fever to four new stadiums, Mestella - Valencia (Spain), Riazor - Deportivo la Coruna (Spain), Newlands - Ajax Cape Town (South Africa) and Saitama - Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan).
Furthermore, the game lets two players battle it out with full wireless multi-player action, and all stats from each match such as goals for and against, wins and losses etc are tallied up and saved, giving proof to your star player's bragging rights. Linking up to the PS2 edition of PES 5, you can also transfer teams and other saved data between versions. Then for those solo matches, you can perfect your skills within six different leagues and a host of cup tournaments. Licenses for Arsenal, Chelsea, FC Porto, Dinamo Kiev, Galatasaray and the Rangers found their way into this magnificent soccer gem, filling up 57 national sides, and 136 club teams.
Lastly the Master League mode that lets you guide a lowly team to glory now allows player-managers to monitor individual team members and see when their health declines, again adding depth to the title. Players that you create yourself also have more factors determining skill and ability.
To be able to play virtual football whereever you have some spare time has long been the dream of many a fan, but now with Pro Evolution Soccer 5, a console quality soccer sim is at your very finger tips.
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