THE GAME IS PLAYED ON ANDROIDREVIEW USING FREE GAME FROM KONAMI[dropcap style=”style1″]F[/dropcap]or those whom are the fans of football (soccer) games on PC/Console, PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) has got to be a familiar title. But only few devoted fans of Konami are aware of this fact: Apart from PES, Konami still has another soccer-related game that has just been released this year called PES Manager.
- Price: Free
Vast collection of player cards
Having deemed “Manager”, PES Manager is actually a collectible card game (CCG or also known as Trading Card Game – TCG), in which you can collect a vast number of different cards of football players.
Players can collect more than 1500 cards in total, ranked from 1-5 stars. The higher the stars, the better the stats and the skills.
Apart from those ordinary cards, in some special events, there’re also some special cards, which are extremely rare such as the players of CLS (Champion Leagues) and NDS/NDG (National Dream Stars)… with super rare skills.
The only way to acquire these cards is through random lucky draw (which costs about 4-5 energy balls), or special events. You could say that Luck is the major factor that decides whether one could get a good card or not.
Brilliant RPG elements
PES Manager simplifies the managing task of a football club to the very possible least. You only need to choose your favorite formation from a list, then place the corresponding player cards into their spots. Each player card has its own EXP and special abilities that you can “level-up” by “fusing” other unnecessary cards.
The maximum levels travel from 60 to 80 and just like any other RPGs, the higher level a card is, the better can players perform in a match.
Abilities of each soccer player could be divided into two categories: Team Skill (available from 3* cards and higher) and Special Skill (4* cards and higher) – and each ability could be ranked from A to C. These abilities affect the performance of the whole team and allow the players to perform “tricks”, increasing their chance to win a match.
When a player’s card is maxed out, it will become surprisingly powerful due to the high frequency of using its skills and even lowering the stats of its opponents.
Realistic 3D matches
While other games of this genre would simply be calculating the stats and providing the results, the matches in PES Manager are displayed in complete 3D view.
Although the visual effects are still too low to meet the requirements of different devices, PES Manager still manages to provide us with decent 3D views and thrilling moments when the abilities of each player are executed.
Lacks of copyrights
Just like its predecessors, copyrights has always been a serious drawback for PES fracnchise, including PES Manager. To be precise, PES Manager doesn’t own the copyrights of Premier League, which means the players printed on the cards won’t have correct originalities, team names and uniforms.
It has been half a year since PES Manager’s release, but the game still hasn’t earned its rightful place in the hearts of phone users, partly because of its lack of hot events.
Aside from that, with the card collecting system of PES Manager entirely based on… luck, the chance to get rare cards is quite slim, and not everyone was born under a lucky star.
This fact is very well aware since it’s the major method for Konami to earn profit by selling premium tickets via cash, which easily discourages free players a lot.[su_icon_panel background=”transparent” border=”1px none #cccccc” shadow=”0px 0px 0px #eeeeee” icon=”icon: coffee” icon_color=”#1f6dc9″ icon_size=”70″]
- Updates the list of players/ seasons more frequently.
- Adds more interesting events to encourage the players.