The 2009 PES has made some nice changes. Game play is a little harder than last version. Better chances to intercept passes. The scoring is still hard, corners even harder, but to me it makes it more realistic. I have played the new FIFA and liked it. But I think the core part of the game play is more fun than fifa. The addition of Champions League adds to to dynamic of the game too. I give it 2 thumbs up.