pes shift review
PES’ retooling of its gameplay is the most significant change from this year’s entry, but it also happens to be the most understated. The most notable tweak is that players won’t receive a pass if they face away from the person they’re passing to — a simple and effective change that eliminates the occasional ping-pong that was plaguing the game and forces you into a more tactical mindset.
These changes are a welcome addition, but ultimately the game is still lacking the kind of impetus that will attract newcomers and keep fans coming back. The pitch-side action is still as good as ever, but without a full commitment to overhauling the rest of the experience, these improvements will be a crutch that the series will continue to lean on.