I actually would've give it an 8.5, but unfortunately I was hoping for at least the same level of customization that they had in WE9. That's what really made the last edition of this game in the US. The gameplay of course is sweet, but I would've not minded a little more varied animations, like for example: If you fake a shot, why can't the defender lose balance (maybe) and fall, or slide, or continue running, depending on his attributes (just an idea). If we compare both games now (WE9 and Evolution)the old one it's still at the top. On Evolution the players look very good (On HDTV 1080p) but not perfect, a lot of players don't even have a close resemblance to the real players and the celebrations are so repetitive and so "x", that I always hit the start button to restart the game right away. All in all the game is a good buy, but not a classic in any way. i still prefer to play WE9 than this so called Evolution.