5 FM 2009 The DemoTayloj59 | 10/11/2008 | See all Tayloj59's reviews (1)I always load the new verisons of this game with an open mind.Bearing in mind that you have probably been playing the last version for a year now the changes often seem wierd. The screen seems squashed and the new match engine seems pointless.....until you have been playing it for about 5 minutes and then it all seems to make perfect sense.Yes it is different from the 08 version but most important yes it has improved.The game has been cleared of alot of clutter, from your management link it has been condensed down into sub divisions to make it easier to navigate.The pre and post match press conferences will make the game longer but more realistic. You can also send you assistant should you get bored of doing them.Picking your team is easier with small icons telling you if the player you pick is playing in there natural position or if they are acc, comp, or ineffectual instead of having to click into each individual player to check.The 3d match engine is good (it does slow the loading time down however - but you would expect this). However been a die hard champ manager/football manager fan i wil continue to use the 2d version. They have introduced a tv full screen version which makes it easier to view the 2d version.You also get an opinion of your assistant during the game on how he thinks the team are doing.I could go on for hours and im sure the full game will have plenty more features to write about. One more thing - you can sign marcelo from real madrid for around £5mill. Bargin.Bring on 14/11/2008 and fm 2009. Looks like my partner will once again become a fm widow for the forceable future.