The development team has done a wonderful job with gameplay over the past 20 years, but for whatever reason, Konami’s bosses decided to kill off the PES brand earlier this year, and the replacement is the eFootball, which so far is serving only as a joke on social media.
After two years of development and an engine change (FOX Engine to Unreal Engine) that promised “photorealistic visuals”, it’s safe to say that the initial release is far from these promises. the game is very unfinished now, trying graphically a throwback compared to PES 2021, and full of bugs (often funny). By the users themselves, it is being considered the worst game on Steam!
Just take a look at some of the videos and images that are circulating on Reddit:
Konami! from WEPES
At least the game can accurately portray my face when playing this on PS5… from WEPES
2 years for this from WEPES
To those saying the gameplay “isn’t bad”. Discuss… from WEPES
¯_(ツ)_/¯ from WEPES
Unfortunately, the game got off to a horrible start, with “Overwhelmingly negative” reviews on Steam placing it as the lowest rated game on that platform, so there’s a lot of work to be done for Konami to change that. Thad said, eFootball has plans for many new features during the rest of 2021 and beyond, but this initial first impression is very worrisome for the new free game to come.
Have you ever had a chance to try eFootball 2022? Let us know what you think of this below.