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  • There aren’t a lot of good two player games on the Wii that you can play without internet access, but this is definitely one of them

    • by sir_loin

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      Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 for the Nintendo Wii is a the second in the series on this console. The first game was celebrated for its surprising graphics and its innovative gameplay, and the same “playmaker” style is adopted for the sequel.

      The player moves his players with a combination of movement of the joystick and dragging men on and off the ball to different positions on the pitch. This cleverly allows you to have control of more than one player at a time and can create excellent team attacking moves with even four player at a time. This is where it has the advantage over the game on other consoles, as you are traditionally restricted to control of one player in the Pro Evolution


      The one are where you would expect to be let down when playing a game on the Wii is, of course, graphics and reality. However, the game was given more time than expected in development, and the delay has paid dividends. The graphics are no less spectacular than on the PS3, with impressive detail from ball interaction to the look of the skips and the players. The only let down is maybe the liability to glitch graphically every so often when watching replays and half time cutscenes, but this I feel is more a fault of the hardware.

      The Wii version of the game has, instead of the Become A Legend mode on its PS3 and Xbox counterparts, a Champions Road mode. In ...

      • this you develop a club and its facilities from scratch, acquiring money and more players by defeating other teams in mini tournaments. It lacks realism in that you are able to sign any player from a team you have just played for no money by randomly picking cards given cryptic clues as to who it hides. Champions Road is fun, however, and there is even a chance to develop Mii players.

        The conventional Cup, League, and Pro Evolution’s great Master League, modes are still here, and they work in much the same way as they often have. The difficulty levels in these modes, however, are misleading, and once you jump from the Professional to Top Player it becomes impossible to break into the box with even

        Fernando Torres, no matter how experienced a player you are.

        There aren’t a lot of good two player games on the Wii that you can play without internet access, but this is definitely one of them. There is an online function to this game but it is quite hard to connect with other players and both connections have to be top-notch to prevent game-ruining lag. The co-operative way in which you can play online however (i.e you and someone else playing on the same team versus competitors on the other), is very fun, but if you appreciate old school offline multiplayer then the official Uefa Champions League mode, which gives you all the drama and flair of the real competition, is an excellent feature of the game.

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