If you wanna play this game offline, your going to be frustrated. The new defence system is almost impossible to use when playing on expert / legendary difficulty. It's incredibly frustrating when the AI just walks past defenders, because if you try and tackle them it's going to be a freekick. so suggested to change to older settings for defence which is possible through the options.
Other faults i've picked with the game, lobbed through balls? what happened to those, they're terrible now. also along the ground through balls are take a lot of precision on direction, or they just pass to the opposition. another fault is a lobbed pass, crossing is fine, but just chipping the ball to another player is ridiculous as a tap of the button and they smash the ball at the other player. stupid.
though, online play adds some credit to the game, mostly because the majority of gamers can't defend so they're easy to take apart. and i love the fact that they've fixed the people who quit because they're getting beat. about time it counted as wins and points added to the victor. with the additons of tweaked graphics, and the impact engine, the game is improved.
despite ranting about a lot of things, i'm still addicted to the game, and enjoying playing it. fifa will always have its faults. but the new defending is still a challenge to enjoy mastering, despite being frustrating at times.
4 stars, still buy it, (maybe not at this price though)