Summary: This is the first time I have owned a Football Manager game or any football management game. If your in the same shoes then its quite complicated it seems at first and took me a few days to begin to understand what I was doing and to start enjoying it but once you do its very good. The first thing that impressed me is the wide range of teams you can manage from the top European leagues you'd expect down to the Blue Square Premier North/South (Level 6) on the English...
Summary: As stated by many, it's really a good game. The different tones do make a difference. The only problem is that the game is slow, since I've never used "Steam" I don't know if this is normal that all games are slower. For the game itself, transfers are a little more difficult, especially for smaller teams so sometimes you're stuck with players you'd previously flog, in this game it seems that sometimes you can get that little more out of them.
Summary: Not worth the £30 they wanted to charge for it and I'm not fond of having to use Steam but worth the £17 I paiy. I'm not liking the layout at first but i'm sure I'll get used to it like changes in previous games. The biggest improvement in my opinion and although I haven't used it yet I was longing for it in the last game is the ability to add new leagues during a save game.
Summary: Back with it's latest installment of the long running series (I include the Championship Managers that were designed by Sports Interactive), this for me is more of an evolution on the previous game. The plus's are the intuitive links that make life much simpler. The information icon against a player lets you see their attributes and the right click options make interactions with players so much simpler.