Hi guys, I thought I would share my tips for BAL with you all as when I actually play the game it is the mode I play the most. First of I have to say it is not a mode for everyone as you have much less control than other modes, but I love it & have hardly touched the other game modes since it was introduced in PES 2009. I always start out as a AM, as you get to attack a lot without being stuck up front like when you play as a CF.
Use Player Cam
Personally I have always used the player cam as it makes the game feel different & makes it more of a challenge. It can take a while to get used to, but with practice it is great as you really feel part of the action. When you start out & when you sign for a new team you need to rely on the pitch map to see where to pass, but after a while you can play "blind" passes as you know the runs your teammates will make.
I play on Superstar for the challenge, your teammates will play to Professional skill level on Professional or below, but on Top Player they will play to Top Player & on Superstar they play to Superstar.
Don't Transfer All The Time
The longer you spend at one club the more your teammates will get used to you & play more intelligently. If you keep moving clubs every 6 or 12 months your teamwork stat will take a hit & this means your teammates are more likely to play bad passes or not pass at all. Personally I never move in January as I find it hard to break into the 1st team & it always seems like a waste of half a season.
Don't Call For Passes
I have found that when you call for passes your teammates will make stupid passes to find you, instead try & get yourself into space & they will pass to you anyway most of the time, especially after you have proved yourself. Sometimes you will still find yourself charging into the box & don't receive the cross you would expect but that is just like real football.
Think Before Accepting A Transfer
Before transferring to a new club check their formation, if you are a WF & they don't play with one, then you will find yourself on the bench & being played out of position when you do get to play. Try to learn more positions so you have more options.
Don't Be Too Selfish
Although it can be frustrating to play a teammate in only for them to miss, it helps with teamwork if you keep at it, & if you do it enough you will reap the rewards.
In PES 2013 pressing R2 just before receiving a pass makes it easier to control the ball, this is especially when you 1st start out & may have poor ball control, practice in training mode to learn how to use it.
That's about all I can think of at the moment, although I will edit this as I think of more things. I finished my second season yesterday playing for NEC Nijmegen, I will give them 1 more season I think before making my 1st transfer, unless something good comes up in August.
Hope you all find this useful, Paul