The controls are intuitive, when a shot is miscued I genuinely feel thats is because I have snatched at opportunity and not allowed my striker to balance, the way the mechanics of gravity and balance impacts what happens is amazing i could almost be playing the game on the pitch. Players skill rating and ability are set to real life Wayne Rooneys box of tricks cannot be completed by Bobby Zamora for instance. The general feel of the play mimics what you would see on matcfh of the day strong forwards hold the ball up, Arsenal pass the ball to death, Tevez animationw hen falling to the ground is just like his real life reactions.
I particularly like the chance to pick your own celebration after scoring each goal nothing more satisfying than doing the robot,
The reason I have scored this a 4 and not a 5 is because in manager mode when you are in control of a strong team like Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City etc if you lose or draw one game against lower opposition your board confidence rating can drop 50% and your reputation will drop one level, this is irrelevant of being in the middle of a 20 match unbeaten run, 10 points clear at top of the league and in a cup final or euro semi finals.