I literally could not wait for the arrival of the new installment of FM. I'd previously played the previous installments of the game to death, especially 08 and 10. I was expecting great things from this game, but have to say I'm disappointed with the result.
As somebody on here mentioned, the attention to detail seems to have slipped this year and something seems chronically wrong with this years FM.
Man City spend millions upon millions in real life, yet stars such as Balotelli and Kolorov and available on a FREE 6 months into the game. Whilst City are obviously splashing the cash, trying to offload them for free 6 months down the line is ridiculous
Alongside this, there is an issue with contracts. Teams seem unwilling to offer new contracts to their stars and at the end of the season searching under 'Unattached' leaves you looking at a wealth of talent, who in turn seem happy to sign for anybody. Proving unrealistic. Yes Sol Campbell went to Notts County in real life and Craig Bellamy went on loan to Cardiff, but is Pato going to Sporting Gijon for free in November having had no interest in him for 5 months since his contract expired. Very strange.
Hopefully they'll be a patch to solve these problems because it seems a sloppy effort from the guys this year.
I'm one the series' biggest fans, but this year I am very disappointed.
Save your cash and wait for next years version, if not, just grab a copy of FM10 and try to ignore it being a year out of date.