Excerpt: Football, as Jimmy Greaves once said, is a funny old game. In fairness, Greavsie probably meant it's funny as in it's a game of two halves and anything can happen (insert your own cliché here), but he almost certainly didn't have FIFA 09 on the Wii at the time.
Conclusion: I’ve never been this saddened by a game before. For EA’s fairly strong Fifa franchise to fall this low is beyond what I can fathom. The controls are poor and tremendously defective in both pointer and standard departments, The Footii mode is an uninspired mess of broken mini-games which aren’t fun...
Pros: Online Leagues are cool, Manager mode is vast and demands applause, Good they implemented pointer controls..
Cons: Shame they don’t work at all, Very poor attention to detail, Casual elements are a waste
Excerpt: What a difference a year makes. Last year EA released FIFA 08, its first attempt at a football game on the Wii. We gave it 82% and warned that while it was fun, the yet-to-be-released Pro Evolution Soccer 08 (PES) would probably be better.
Excerpt: FIFA 08 fik en blandet modtagelse blandt andet på grund af den nye styring og personligt fik jeg ikke tillært mig den inden spillet blev lagt på hylden, så da jeg læste at FIFA 09 All-Play ville være kompatibelt med Classic Controller og GameCube Controller, så jeg straks frem til denne titel.