Just to start out if you want the closest game to reality in gameplay then just go and buy it. However, the reason it's only 2 stars is because of 2 reasons. Firstly it lacks soul, no atmosphere in the champs league final and the manager mode hasn't changed AT ALL since 06. Secondly the online is woeful as it plainly doesn't work properly and gameface? um no that doesn't work either. Although the gameplay is very good, it lacks the passion of the 90th minute goal in the cup final... the commentator will just say what he said when you scored in the 50th minute in the group stage.
Anyone who thinks this isn't better than 09, just give it more time (and I know this will sound patronising but..) and think more about how teams and individuals play the game for real. Yes it's true that unlike 09 you can't just skip past defenders at will, they will use their strength against you, but that is what happens in real life. The controls, especially the ability to knock the ball away from you at the first touch opens up almost infinite opportunities, tactics are also easy to alter and seem even more key to success than in 09. There are one or two small niggles. The commentary whilst generally exemplary, is prone to more errors than 09's, maybe as often as once a match they will say something incorrect or completely random. Despite this, it is quite simply the closest any game has ever come to truly replicating the beautiful game in all its glory. GO BUY IT!
Well EA have produced a masterclass here, I don't know how they will ever top this, the gameplay is second to none, tackles deflections weather conditions are everything you would expect for realism. The manager mode is top notch too, I have laughed out loud at reading some of the negative comments on here, get real and lower the difficulty if you find it too hard.. I play on world class or legendary and find the gameplay realistic and spot on dependant on the level of opponant
I have been playing the game for a few weeks and I can honestly say it is no better than 09, in fact it could be worse! The full backs are always further back than the centre backs creating massive gaps at the back. When the on a high level and losing, it is impossible to get the ball back. Again the goalies are terrible, they just watch the ball roll past their feet! And dont get me started on the new strenght aspect which is just a joke and nothing like real football!!
It justs gets better and better. The gameplay is brilliant as usual even though its better with the dribbling. Graphics are top notch too. The manager mode is even better with the improved transfer system and also the player growth. More players have better ratings too which i like and you dont have to buy the same players each time, however the game has plenty of glitches and its frustrating when you play for hours and the game messes up on you, still the positive far outweigh the negative