I have played every fifa since Fifa 98 road to world cup and i have to say this is by far the best one to ever come out. Ever since FIFA 2004 which i thought was the poorest of the lot since 98, i thought that i would never waste my money again until i borrowed 07 of a mate and thought that they had improved it a lot over the 3 years, which led me to pre ordering this one.
Between the years i didnt own a copy of fifa i turned into a big PES fan and thought that i would never buy fifa again, PES6 was by far the best footy game i played and i dont like to say it but is by far the best footy game i have played still to this day. When i brought PES for the PS3 i thought if FIFA was this good then PES must be amazing but it turned out that it would only just manage a 3star rating because it seemed that all the fun had been wiped out of the game and that they had lost what made PES 6 so special and that was the smoothness of the gameplay and how well it flowed no matter what was happening on the pitch.
To me now FIFA 08 gives me the footy excitment i want from a game eventhough i still play my PES6 which to me is unbeatable for a footy game and still brings me more enjoyment then FIFA 08 but the graphics bit i am struggling to handle on the game because it was for the PS2.
FIFA was the original footy game to play until PES game along and took over but only for a few years before FIFA became the better game on the PS3 and now it is time for PES to try and step up and take back its place on top of the footy gaming world, however, they have a lot to do to manage this and if the next FIFA is going to be as good as what is being said about it, then there is no chance that this will happen.
If you are going to buy this game so late this is a good price for it but i would suggest just waiting for the FIFA 09 to come out on 3rd October.
hope this helps