eFootball PES 2020 may have gotten a reskin, but this is still true to what the other games have stood for before it - doing all its talking on the field. Where it matters. The license issues around PES will probably never go away, but eFootball makes a huge case for itself in its refined gameplay. If players were willing to look past the failures of the games that have come before, they will find a lot to enjoy in Konami’s latest football installment.
Master League makes a return to eFootball, but with a higher emphasis on cinematics and the behind the scenes action of the football world. You’re a manager in charge of your very own football club, but this isn’t just a case of assembling the world’s best players and making your way through the ranks. You have to actively communicate with the press, making promises to both the media and your investors. I often found myself making promises that looked easy to fulfill, given my team’s form, but that goal became less attainable once my star player got poached by another club. That’s what makes Master League so entertaining to play. Well, that and the fact that the manager you play as has a caffeine addiction which is prevalent in almost every cutscene.
The charm behind Master League is to make you feel like you’re part of an evergrowing industry. The rollercoaster of emotions I went through, with each win and loss, simply kept me coming back for more. Thankfully, things were made easier to understand thanks to the UI overhaul given to the game. For example, you’re able to budget much easier, with the UI clearly indicating how much money you have and what purpose it can be used for. These are things a casual player, like me, found hard to understand before.
The AI also does a great job of creating ways for you to move up the field, offering signals to show you that they're open.
While Master League was easier to understand, My Club feels a bit confusing in comparison.
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