Conclusion: passing game that doesn't actually require me to practice, practice, practice. You still can't make blind passes (the widescreen presentation really helps see more of the field anyway) or "magic" passes through crowds but the ball remains under tighter control. The same can be said when you're dribbling -- the ball stays under tight control. The standard soccer moves are still present and accounted for and to FIFA 06's credit I never felt "out of control.
Excerpt: FIFA Soccer 06 review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Throw your football helmets in the trashcan. Burn your basketball sneakers and jersey. Take your baseball uniform and use it as a dust rag. If you’re really looking for the most popular sport in the world, you’re not going to find amongst these three. You’ll get it on the pitch of football (or soccer for Americans) stadiums around the world.
Excerpt: series has been an unrealistic mess that relied on the fact that it is the only franchise with licensed clubs and players. EA expected (with good reason) that many soccer fans would ignore the lack of realistic play and would be satisfied with being able to play with your favorite club.