Summary: Some games you'll get for the DS are simply stripped down versions of what you can buy for other systems, and they feel like it. The limited functionality translates into less time you're going to want to spend playing them. FIFA '09 isn't one of those games. It's true that it has its flaws, such as players sometimes having no resemblance to the real people and there being only a select number of stadiums.
Summary: Graphics are a little lame, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. I appreciate the depth of the features included -- season play for multiple leagues, substitutions, formation changing and editing, league tables, etc. Cons: Find it difficult to see how tired my players are. Wish there was more in depth statistics tracking (doesn't keep track of goalie saves). Doesn't keep track of match events after the end of the game. I highly recommend!