Big improvement.. usually games that come out each year i.e fifa, nhl, tiger woods etc.. are just slightly modded and a few extras slapped on, but Fifa 08 to Fifa 09 is a big overhaul.
-Gameplay is much more responsive and very smooth, players react quickly and reasonably realistic.
-Graphix are top notch, bright, colourfull and detailed, an improvement over 08, plus the players don't look like they ate 300 pies before the game.
-Longitivity. this game will keep you going for longer than most sport games. Loads of different modes, be a pro online is great plus there's manager mode and loads of other stuff.
Sound- Tracklist is more melow than the cheesy previous fifa titles, 09 is just easy listening, much less repetive than previous games.
Overall, i don't think there's a bad word i can say,
only for the next installment, fifa 2010, a few more official stadiums like villa park, goodison etc just to make this game even more realistic and enjoyable. and maybe even a goalkeeper mode, playing as a goalkeeper would be kinda kool, and challenging.
so its a very good price-
very good game-
very much well worth it.