Fifa has stepped up its game for this one by far. The new dribbling systems, and decent gameplays, featuring the 10 v 10 Online Be a Pro. The only bad review I could give on FIFA is the various glitches you can run across online, such as Dream Team glitches, Sub Glitches, and Forced Quit Glitches. These come across very often in the Club game mode.
Offline: Fifa has it's manager mode still, taking the place of a manager of your favorite club and making all decisions from Transfers to player salary.
Also the Be A Pro Season allows you to make your own player or take the place of your favorite player to become a National and Club Legend
Overall the game is improved since FIFA 08 and is by far the best football game you can get. Highly Recommended for all football fans.
Well I recently got back into soccer lately because of the champions league tournament and wanted to try out fifa 09. I had played the game once before since my dorm room neighbors had it. I couldn't quite get used to it then. This time though it worked out well.
For those of you who don't know too much about soccer, the learning curve is no too shabby. I worked my way up the difficulty levels from beginner all the way to professional. The controls are great and each game is different based on what teams you pick. Mexican soccer leagues play differently than English Premier League soccer teams who don't play the same as French...well you get the point.
I tried out manager mode and tournament mode while I had it. Manager mode took some getting used to since I am not used to it but its pretty deep. Tournament mode is great as it allows you to play a lot against certain teams for a league trophy.
Overall, this is just a great game and I personally can't wait for FIFA 10!