The action on the pitch is great. The controls are much more responsive than in 08 and through balls work much better. Overall, the game is easier. You will probably have to go up at least 1 level in difficulty to make it challenging. If you mostly play manager mode, as I do, you will be somewhat disappointed. The annoying scheduling glitch which results in multiple games on the same day hasn't been fixed. Player growth is too fast. A mid-table squad will be full of superstars half way through your first season.