For FIFA fans this game upgrades enough things to make it well worth buying. The ability to control the ball handler down to minute details is amazing. The graphics are beautiful and the new online tournament modes are sweet. You can actually enter a tournament w/ 30 some other teams and play out to see who's the best. This game has all of the national teams and all of the club teams. Although noone ever plays w/ anyone besides the best teams online, its still very challenging and fun. BOTTOMLINE: if your a previous fifa fan this is a must upgrade, if not, try it out and you will probably end up keeping it.
This version of FIFA is harder than those released in the past, but still very good.
While many think that passing is more difficult, I think it is greatly improved. Increased accuracy is required when passing, but you still have CPU help with getting the ball to its location.
The CPU itself is a lot smarter. There's no beating the cr4p out of this game anymore. The computer has great dribbling skills and moves 4 to 5 defenders in front of the ball at all times.
I'm still getting used to the right analog stick and its ability to control all of the fancy moves that are available. It's hard to use these moves in the game. One feature of this version that allows a gamer to control one and only one player for the entire match is really cool. That mode gives you a chance to work on those fancy moves.
Overall, the game is difficult, but a lot of fun. Start the difficulty setting on semi-pro and work your way up from there.