Summary: So why did I buy this game (and each iteration since 07)? 1. I love playing FIFA and controlling players on the field. Feeling the rush of excitement as you put passes together and score great goals. 2. I love the managing aspect of football. Designing my own stadium, transferring great players, managing club finances and immersing myself in the game through news stories about my club and players.
Summary: I have all 3 of this years management games (CM10, FM10 and FIFAM10). I only purchased this game a few days ago. It has some bugs, but by far the worst thing in this years offering is the 30 FPS cap on the 3D matches. Trying to remove it just results in crash after crash as I believe the coding of the 3D games are dependant on the framerate. Still, playable, but dissapointing. FM10 still reigns supreme this year, with CM10 a VERY close second this time around.
Summary: It has nice graphics, but if you are looking for a management game, do yourself a service and google "Football Manager 2010" from Sports Interactive. Same price, twice as complete from a manager's point of view. The graphics for the matches aren't as nice as FIFA Manager, but that is because the focus was put where it needed to be: Management. If you already bought this game, you should STILL give Football Manager 2010 a try, it's much better than EA's game.
Summary: A complex easy-to-use fun game, with no enoying deepness or complicated tactics. More enjoyable and fun than FM or CM. Since FIFA Manager 05, it's the most attractive yet. It's not as complicated as other football management games and it can be real fun to gather money and buy things, taking care of your personal life or handle club's merchandising.
Summary: It could be a much better game but it's full of bugs. The worst part is that after the official updates the game became even worse. Instead of enjoying a nice game you're going to kick yourself for buying a game full of bugs.
Summary: Even though it is not a perfect one, this is a game to enjoy. Playing in 3D will give you the sense of your tactics and trainings do produce effects. The CaC mode offers you the chance to create a club to own and to develop it to the highest of your expectation. The game has an active cominity and the patches they produce really improve the game further. It takes little time to start to enjoy it but support also hours of continuous play without becoming boring.
Summary: I've always liked the easy access in the game and how there is so many pictures of playser so you dont have to remember all names and in the new game they've dome it better ... if you dont like the easy access and would like the heavy theory based games then football manager is for you ...
Conclusion: I wouldn't call it a terrible game but its not a memorable one either. I played it a few times but after a while I just kept going back to Football Manager. There are a few good touches such as the SkySports news centre and the family tree were you "Children" can play for you clubs academy.