Summary: The UI feels like an unfinished database entry tool. The instructions leave a great deal to be learned by trail and error. The scope of the game is grand, but the execution is wanting. Overall, a massive commitment of time with very little reward.
Summary: The game installer runs, it completes, it tells you that installation was successful, but the game won't work. It can't find the default database that it just installed. I have installed using STEAM and also directly from the DVD. Neither works. I created a ticket with SEGA to see if it a known bug. Ticket ID: KFY-197863, created on Dec 28 2010. As of Jan 03 2011 SEGA has not bothered to look at the ticket yet. Very disappointing.
Summary: They have not dropped ByteShield, because I downloaded it yesterday (12/10) and the logo still appears. I'm sure the game is great but the choice to use ByteShield was awful. I have still not been able to access the game.
Summary: This download experience is an absolute joke. There is some verification software packaged with the game that is aimed at stopping piracy. This software is riddled with bugs and glitches that they're still trying to fix. Just buy the boxed version of Football Manager. I will never download another game from Amazon.