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Tidy complete multidimensional portable pitch,
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This review is from: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - Nintendo 3DS (Video Game)
My 3DS has my time totaled at nearly 20 hours with PES 2011 3DS, and while I would have liked some scenario modes and some US clubs, I can find little to fault. The 4 modes on offer are basic exhibition which allows some international squads, UEFA Championship, Master League (Franchise mode), and Street Pass play which allows you to use your team from ML locally while unlocking classic/hidden players. The default camera mode is Player perspective, and while it shows off the 3D (which is sharp and stunning in its sweet spot) can leave your head dizzy from the swirling camera as well. I found that a great place to start for learning the controls is Amateur mode with camera set to wide you will be able to read the moves of AI teammates much more clearly with its horizontal camera as well as learn the necessity of the cross/center pass, however players are small and the 3D effect is less pronounced. I was happy to find the controls are more similar to FIFA than I was expecting, but there are numerous feint techniques etc for the player looking for depth to control that are unique to this title. The only issue control wise is that shots/crosses require a really quick tap as any kind of press harder will result in glaringly high or wide blast from your striker most often. Most soccer titles mirror this though but it seems accentuated in this game. The edit mode allows for player, stadium and tournament NAME only re-editing but player attributes can also be tweaked. The graphics represent player movements and real life images to a surprising degree, MESSI really feels and plays like MESSI for example. Menus and options are all clear and the touch screen strategy switching is easy to set and utilize as are formations. The commentary is a bonus for a portable and the sound on surround really gives some depth and space to the audio in the stadiums. Without a doubt the 3D visuals set this game apart and will most likely become a standard for the genre going forward.