Winning Eleven 2010 Aoki Samurai no Chousen Impressions.
Well, to start and to give you the desire to read what my impressions are, I would like to say that Winning Eleven 2010 Aoki Samurai no Chousen (hereafter: "ASNC") is a good game. It's A tweaked version of WE/PES 2010 with not too much improvements but the important ones are there*.
First and the most important thing that I looked for is the "player control". While in PES/WE it was buggy, in ASNC it's improved and a lot. First and unlike before, as soon as you receive the ball you can immediately change direction of your player movement, though bear in mind that it's not 100% (I guess it's related to player skills). Secondly, and as Joolz40559 pointed, the player movement seems less stiff and much better. The rigid is still there but it's refined so you won't notice it as much as before.
As to the response: I love it. It's so much better than before. With the game is less stiff you guys will really enjoy from this improvement. Player react much faster now to every single occasion and it does add a lot to the experience.
The Pace: it's still fast especially when playing against the A.I though there is some improvement in that area. But, while playing against a friend or in online mode (which works great by the way!!!) The pace is slower and very enjoyable.
As for the Animations: it's true. The animations are smoother and less broken. But there aren't any new animations. At least to what I saw.
Ball physics: huge improvement. In addition to what Joolz40559 wrote, I would like to add that the shooting and the passing power response more accurate to how much you press the square button or the x button on the PS3 controller. Also, Lobs and shooting seems to be better and the ball indeed feels and bounces more lifelike. not perfect though.
A.I- huge improvement. First, The A.I attack more and not just passing the time by passing the ball to each A.I teammate (I played on top player). Second, when you in possession you have more space to move with the ball as the A.I defense not closing you down like crazy bastards as before. Though, when I played with Arsenal against Barcelona the A.I puts a lot of pressure in the middle of the field in order to gain control of the ball. One thing that I really liked is to see my A.I teammates running to open space when I'm in possession with the ball. It's not happen too much but it's there.
About the referee: what do you know? At my first game I received a penalty. Can you believe it? I can't remember when was the last time I had one. The referee is stricter now and delivers more yellow cards as before though sometimes it's really annoying when he ignore fouls committed against you.
The G.K: Same old story. I couldn't notice any improvement in that area though I might be wrong here.
English: sorry guys. It's impossible to change the language to English at all. Only the main menu is in English. But, you can change all player names to English and it's easy to know who is who by the name that appear on the back of the shirt. Also you can change the name of the unlicensed teams (only) to English. (Arsenal, Chelsea and etc.).
Edit mode: There is no change
To conclusion: ASNC is better game than PES/WE 2010. Don’t expect to 9/10 because it's not as it's the same game. It's just more tweaked and polished game as we all thought it will be.
In my opinion if PES/WE 2010 was a 7-7.5/10, then ASNC is definitely deserves to receive 8/10. The thing is that ASNC is too much expansive compared to what the game delivers. But if PES is in your blood don’t let the money issue to stop you.
One more thing I would like to add.
I'll be working on an OF to change whatever is possible to English.
*based on almost four hours of playing