Midfield has been a no man's land since years now. It's a deep problem with Pes these days. There is way too much passing from one side to the other of the pitch in a couple of seconds, because CPU completely bypasses midfield with their absurdly precise passes to the attacker. CPU never tries to run with the ball, dribble, create space for themselves in the midfield, they play like the worst kind of Myclub player, first touch passes with maximum assistance until they reach the goal area.Once again, no context, build up or effort to any of the opposition goals. One minute I'm piling on the pressure then one languid looking flick on from the halfway line and their striker is clean through and scores.
This Pes 2020 gameplay against Superstar difficulty doesn't give much hope either, it seems somehow improved compared to Pes 2019 but even here the goal scored by Barcelona is two passes to reach the penalty area in a couple of second, but that's a counter attack and it makes sense. But then every single offensive play by Barcelona is based on extremely quick first touch passes to reach the goal area, even when there is no need to be in such rush, even when the defense is there and it's definitely not a counter attack, it's like the only way they know how to attack.
The play at 9:20 shows this well. But as i said at least not every pass reaches the attacker and there are several cases where CPU fails to reach the attacker in 2 passes thanks to the new body positioning passing errors. But the pattern is still the same and i think it will become boring if every team plays like this.
The little Messi run on the flank was the only case when they didn't go for their usual quick ultra precise passes attack pattern.
Now, look at the beautiful way Barcelona attacks on Pes 5
Passes to the flank, Ronaldinho trying to be Ronaldinho, lots of horizontal offensive plays. What about the Ronaldinho missed shot at 6:40? Also, why are they advertising chipped shots as a new feature when a 2004 game on Ps2 already had it?