"Why you no play Retro-PES?"
- 27 June 2009
Messi scores, Barcelona wins.
Dybala to Ronaldo, Juventus scores. Juventus wins.
It's cliché. Common. Ordinary. Boring.
Me and my friend @mattmid are tired of playing with the same old teams, and the same old players. The same old leagues and competitions.
We've had enough of it. We want more.
The world of football is immense and is filled with hundreds of leagues, teams and players from all over the globe. From gigantic countries such as Russia or the USA, to tiny ones like Andorra or Liechtenstein; from Greenland to New Zealand, Japan to Peru: football may be the only thing in common between many nations of the Earth, but it's such a wonderful sport that no matter the climate, the economy or the political situation of a country, they all manage to find a way to play the beautiful game.
All of those countries have their own story to tell. Each has its own unique players, teams, leagues and competitions. While those might not be the best of the world, nor the most popular, it's still part of each country's own brand of football, one that's irreplaceable and inimitable - and therefore, valuable.
Knowing about all this, it makes no sense to restrict ourselves to a handful of leagues and competitions.
It's time to let go of the shackles and open your world.
It's time to pack your bags, because we're going on a journey around the globe. We'll explore the football world in a fun, exciting and completely new way - helped, of course, by the game of PES. Welcome to Project Odyssey.
Next up: what is Project Odyssey?