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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 is online enabled soccer simulation game, but players can also play offline alone or against another human opponent using another controller. This is briskly paced soccer action that has a nice range of difficulty settings so that players can tailor the game to their skills. The games will take time to play. Up to eight players can participate in an online match.
What's it about?
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 allows players to create a player to move toward legendary status, or to take control of a team and manage them to league championships and beyond. It can be played as a single-player game, or with another player on the same console. Players can also go online with up to seven other players in a team-style match. The core idea is to train, learn, improve and then dominate - initially at the league level.
Is it any good?
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is fun and challenging. It is apparent that PES2011's developers addressed many of the criticisms leveled at previous iterations of the franchise and took them to heart in designing the 2011 version. The game plays tighter, and has approximately 1,000 new animations added to give the game an added sense of realism. The computer-controlled opponents are intelligent in the single-player setting, and the user's controls are relatively easy to learn. Players will enjoy a wide range of game types. Creating a player to work through the ranks to legendary status is a deep process and entertaining. Players who like to be creative should enjoy the ability to build their own stadium or the wide array of options in the create-a-player mode. There was always a game available online, and the single-player offline leagues are robust enough to keep players occupied for a long time.
Online interaction: There are online leagues and players can create a personality that can include their age and where they live. The chat in the lobbies is restricted to type chat, and some of the chat is not in English. There are numerous servers to choose from and a variety of game types against players of all abilities. Players can choose to play the role of the manager and make tactical decisions in the game rather than having to fret about their controller skills. There is a good variety of game types and quite a number of matches available for the online experience.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to be safe when playing games in an online setting.
They can also talk about how to place sportsmanship above the winning-at-any-cost mentality.
How important is it to evolve a strategy in a game that probes the weaknesses of the opponent and then take advantage of them?
Why is it important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to be able to participate in sports?
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