Not particularly known for its ability to renew itself (and this is a mild euphemism), the Pro Cycling Manager 2017 Download series broke records last year with an episode that looked more like a patch than a full game. Anyway, Cyanide returns this year with a new opus which we hope that it will improve a formula certainly excellent, but stagnant for a few years now.
By launching PCM 2017, we are on familiar ground. No new game mode to put in the tooth this year, we simply note for now a slight reskin menus. Then comes the moment to launch a first Career and to slip into the skin of the manager of the team of his choice. Like last year we can decide to directly install a database via the Steam Workshop, which avoids having to rack your brains for a few seconds to find out who is this mysterious Kris Run who wins all the races (note everything from even the subtlety of the reference). Once the game has been started, we can now manage the pre-season by defining the initial shape level of each runner among four possibilities: low, normal, high or very high. This allows to have runners in shape for the first deadlines of the season, knowing of course that they will have to provide them with resting beaches thereafter, otherwise their fatigue will skyrocket and their results follow the opposite way .
The management of the form of runners is also a big news this year. Once the season starts, it does not adapt more simply to the objectives previously set, but must be managed by indicating to each of our proteges how intense should be their training week after week. In other words, it will be necessary to accentuate the effort in the weeks preceding the great races then to arrange some complete cuts thereafter. This system is very similar to what existed in the Pro Cyclist mode for 2 years, except that it is now extended to every runner. Do not panic, however, you will normally have some editing to do on pre-established calendars early in the season.
However, we gain flexibility, which is not unpleasant, especially since the system of objectives remains on its side quite heavy, despite some concessions. Unfortunately we still can not choose who our leaders are, but we can set personal goals to 6 different team members on each of the 3 periods that includes the season. They are no longer completely chained to another runner they share all the goals and schedules, but this system is still a gas plant quite unnecessarily difficult to manage. Why not just let each runner have his own goals?
That’s all for the new career mode and we go to Pro Cyclist mode that allows for a reminder to put on a shorts and manage his own runner race after race. Here, we note the appearance of a system of objectives which, it must be admitted, was sorely lacking in past years. It was indeed possible to do everything that went through our heads, without worrying about the team, and without fearing the slightest impact. We can ask ourselves this year for example to ride at the front of the pack for 20 or 30 km, to show enough in a breakaway, to win points for a distinctive jersey or to make a top 5 or 20. Then it’s up to us to do not pay attention, but we lose the confidence of the sports director and at the same time the progress points that go with it. Obviously, if we win the race, we will forgive any disobedience, but in case of failure, we expose ourselves to retaliation and see our little protégé stagnate and stay confined to crew roles longer. So it’s a rather positive point that favors immersion, but the system has its limits.
We can very well choose to ride the first 20 kilometers of the stage when the peloton is idling and then hide in important moments without fear of any consequence. Worse, I happened to see my leader fall while I led the pack. He asked me for help through a pop-up window, but I chose to continue driving the train to fulfill my original purpose. So I prevented him from returning voluntarily and was rewarded for it by my sports director who was delighted that I made my 20km in mind. In short, there is better, but it is not perfect yet. Note however that when we become a leader, we can now choose his teammates on major races, which is also pretty cool.
In the race, Cyanide has added a new physics engine that is supposed to better take into account the unevenness and speed of the riders, but we must admit that the result is not very impressive. To be honest, I did not really notice any difference … No matter, there are other new features, including an option that is rather practical. It’s a matter of ordering a runner to follow another, which may sound stupid, but brings a lot of small tactical options. This is particularly the case when following a teammate since both will form a train. We can then add as many runners as we want and thus form a chain that can be reorganized at will by simply dragging the thumbnails on the left side. And when the leading man is exhausted, he increases the slider effort of the second who will take the lead and so on until the sprint with the pilot fish always followed closely by the sprinter. It only remains to conclude with this leader launched ideally. This system is therefore rather practical and can be devilishly effective for placing a rider during grouped arrivals. It also serves in the mountains when you want to follow a teammate who seeks to skim without having to stay behind a line of opponents who have also been ordered to relay. There are sometimes some bugs that prevent you from following a rider who is not a teammate, but overall, this system is a good idea and you almost wonder why it was not implemented sooner.
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Filename : Pro Cycling Manager 2017 – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 11 GB
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