Diego Maradona, Ross from Friends and The Brian Jonestown Massacre – We take a look at PES 2020
Each year a rivalry commences between two football games that could battle Oasis V Blur.
Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)and FIFA have been going head to head for two decades and in recent years FIFA with its license deals has become the victor, but Konami’s PES has started to make a comeback with its more realistic game play and Master League update.
But what no one seems to talk about is the in game music. Both games have had a history of promoting new bands as well as a few legends such as Blondie, Stereophonics and The Chemical Brothers. This year they have strayed from the usual rock and indie for a diverse mix that includes Sharon Van Ettan, Low Island and Johnny Marr. The Brian Jonestown Massacre stands out as the most random of choices.
If you take a look at artists who have appeared on these games on YouTube you will see thousands of fans who have discovered their music via the game. In the modern world artists can achieve a much bigger audience through a game than a TV show. Say goodbye Jools Holland and wave hello to yet another sports simulator with an amazing soundtrack.
What is the game like ? Well it has a high learning curve, but if you master the manual controls and advanced shooting you will have the most satisfying football game in years. There is still room for improvement with the in game commentary and overall presentation, but PES 2020 (full name Efootball PES 2020 – which will never catch on) is all about the play ability and if you buy this game you will be in for a treat whilst also experiencing some choice music – I am now a fan of Ross From Friend. It’s over to you FIFA 2020!