I really do like the gameplay and the graphics. I've played the game online a couple of times and it's just great. It's much more better than the previous version I own, and the fact that every player is different in terms of skills and abilities adds more to the realism and the game.
The only problem I'm having with it is during Career Mode. It crashed twice on me. 1st time in the 2nd year of CM and the 2nd time during the first quarter of the 3rd year in CM.
I've tried updating the game, uninstalling, reinstalling, saving multiple files for the same career and all to no avail. The game just decided to quit on a specific date/fixture, no matter the outcome, sim or not. It just freezes the console and I have to reboot everything.
So in my opinion this game is only appealing to the crowd who enjoys playing online.
Otherwise if you're like me, and you enjoy playing the game in Career mode it will certainly be a let down.
That's why I'm only rating it 3 stars. It could have easily been 5 if EA ever solved this save game problem.