eFootball 2022: Fans label new game as Psychological Horror on Steam

Published 10/06/2021, 6:49 AM EDT


Overall, reviews of eFootball 2022 are overwhelmingly negative. The game needs some urgent improvements, to say the least. Longtime PES fans are not happy with eFootball 2022. Wonky animation, terrible visual depiction of players’ faces, even worse game mechanics, and sub-par visual quality are just some of the negatives people have been pointing out. Any issue you can think of, eFootball 2022 had it at its release.

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Above all, eFootball is the worst-rated game on Steam till now. Disappointed fans are calling it psychological horror, referring to the mental torture the game offers. Getting your sports game to be regarded as a psychological horror title isn’t ideal. Initially, this psychological horror tag used to be in players’ reviews and only. However, now, someone has sneaked the “psychological horror” tag into the store page on Steam. Now it acts as a warning sign on top of all the negative comments and reviews.

Initially, fans were extremely excited about eFootball, so no wonder players are as displeased as they are.

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eFootball improvements on the way

Despite all the backlash on multiple social media platforms and review sites, Konami is still working on the game and reassured fans that this isn’t the final product, it is just a server stress test. The company also highlighted the point that it is working hard on the improvements.

After the release of eFootball, we received a lot of feedback and requests regarding game balancing that include pass speed and defense operation. We are sorry for the problem and want to assure everyone we will take all concerns seriously and strive to improve the current situation,” Kolami said.

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Back when Konami announced eFootball, it said that the game is based on a brand new engine with an improved animation system that will help produce the most realistic game ever. And now Konami has to issue apologies for such a bad launch; moreover, nothing has been done yet to fix all the issues.

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Why release the game so early if it wasn’t ready? Well, looks like Konami is not ready to answer this question.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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