‘EFootball 2022’ graphics are criticized by fans
eFootball 2022, Konami’s free-to-play PES rebrand, officially launched today, and it’s already being criticized for its appalling graphics.
The game, which was considered a FIFA 22 competitor, was released earlier today to a crowd of football fans online. But it is already called for its poor graphics.
âMy nephew could design better graphics than what we saw today,â said FIFA analyst.
I once said a few weeks ago that # eFootball2022 was a “competitor” of FIFA, after seeing some things today I would like to apologize. I was naive, false and deceived.
My nephew could design better graphics than what we saw today pic.twitter.com/SSSRwXGMWo
– FIFA Analyst | FIFA Professional Coach | SAF_gg (@TheFIFAAnalyst) September 30, 2021
One of the biggest disappointments of eFootball 2022 so far, it is the quality of the models of its players. Many images have already surfaced on social media, depicting wobbly smiles and grimacing faces.
At the time of writing, Steam reviews for eFootball 2022 are “extremely negative” with only 8% of its 5,921 positive reviews. But the graphics glitches aren’t exclusive to the PC version – it looks like wobbly eyes and rubber-necked guards plague gamers across all platforms.
– Markus Kilzheimer (@ EliteOwNage12) September 30, 2021
Back when Konami originally announced eFootball 2022, the developer revealed that it is based on a brand new game engine, which is supposed to revamp the animation system, among other things.
âIt all started with the relentless determination to create a revolutionary football experience,â they said. “Our ambition was to recreate the perfect football environment, from the grass on the pitch, to the movement of the players, to the crowd in the stadium.”
âTo this end, we decided to create a new football engine, with a redesigned animation system and game controls,â they added. âThe end result was even more impressive than we had originally imagined. However, at the moment I’m not sure that many players agree.
Konami has been eerily silent about these horrific graphics issues since the game launched earlier today. Messaging overall has been pretty bad, as the developer announced that nine teams will be part of the launch lineup, but Eurogamer reports that when you go online there are a lot of teams, albeit those with false names for the lines of players.
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