I've seen some interesting comments around the internet over the last week with regards to the Euro DLC. What's to stop someone who doesn't own PES2016 going out now and finding a 2nd hand copy of PES2016 and then getting the DLC for free? I haven't seen a unit price for the Euro/PES edition, but I am guessing they can't charge any more than say £20 for it. Otherwise, you'd surely only buy the Euro edition for a collectors piece. I know you get a bit of myClub bits with it but I'd still probably hunt around for a 2nd hand copy if I was a fringe PES player, or a total new comer.
Regarding licenses, it's been mentioned above (and everywhere else) that as an official licensed game, 15 teams and 1 stadium is disappointing. There isn't much Konami can do about that so I think that pretty much meets expectation for the Hardcore PES fans/players. I can say that it meets my expectation if I am being realistic. I agree with other comments I've seen from others that it will be shock for a newcomer to pick the game off the shelf and find out it's only partially complete with licenses. I expect the licensed content will be detailed on the packaging somewhere but it's not like it's going to be plastered over the front cover. Konami will get backlash over it, but they will be already expecting that.
Staying on the license topic, for me, the frustrating part over the years has been the gain some, lose some inconsistancy. Everyone knows that PES has less of the share which we kind of all accept, but for 2016, only having 5 Euro NTs is poor. I don't know if the likes of England, Wales etc are just part of the Euro License package or if they are staying around for 2017 and beyond. If these aren't part of the package, and Konami have obtained these individually, then there really is no excuse not to have these going forward and asks a question why PES didn't have them in 2015 and 2016.
I have recently started playing PES2016 again after leaving it alone for nearly 2 months. I decided to give manual passing and manual shooting a go. It honestly feels like a brand new game! It brings a lot more freedom out of the gameplay. For a start, the days of ping pong passing are over. For me, knocking the ball around like that was completely unrewarding and at time it felt like you weren't even playing the game. Manual passing also brings out more 'deft' touches, like little knock downs. These weren't possible before as even if you applied minimum power on the pass bar, it still shot off too far. Shooting is also a lot better once you are used to it. It also brings out more variation to the gameplay. You can hit powerful shots that stay low to the ground, something that couldn't be done with assisted shooting. I am even seeing different saves from the keepers as the ball is no longer guided to the corners of the goals. I have to say though that the shot power on manual is totally ridiculous at times. That's something that I hope gets addressed in 2017. I urge anyone who is a bit bored of PES to give manual a go. It will honestly feel like a new game. If anyone does give it a go, and is on PS4, add me on PSN for a manual game. PES needs more manual players