So the latest version of the godlike Pro Evolution Soccer, PES 2008, is coming out in a month’s time (launched on 28 October, to be precise), and I for one am like a kid at Christmas. The last PES was a major letdown (on the Xbox 360, anyway; it wasn’t so bad for the PS2), so I’m hoping that Konami has learned from its mistakes and created another game worthy of the rightly revered PES title â€“ I can hardly live without PES in my life. And for the record, I simply cannot be friends with anyone who would choose the mediocre FIFA series over PES.
As well as being released for Xbox 360, PC and PS2, this will be the first PES to be released for PlayStation3, and it’s almost enough to make me splash out on Sony’s multimedia behemoth. I’m currently without a console – well, I have an old Xbox for playing Halo2 online, but that’s due for a trip to eBay â€“ and so I’m faced with a tricky decision: which next-gen console should I buyâ€¦
The Wii is out, simply because there’s no PES 2008 for it, although one is reportedly planned. Shame, bceause I like the Wii a lot, but I just can’t wait for my new Pro Evo fix. A couple of mates of mine have had bad experiences with the Xbox 360 â€“ it’s loud and buggy, for starters â€“ and anyway, I’d rather give my hard-earned cash to Mr Sony than to Mr Microsoft, aka Bill Gates. This all points to a PS3 purchase – the PS3 may be the most expensive of the bunch, but it’s also the most powerful and versatile, so you get what you pays for.
Have I made the right decision, Pro Evo fans? Is the PS3 the one for me?
You can read CVG’s hands-on tussle with the 360 version of Pro Evo 2008.