Excerpt: There are events every year that people around the world look forward to and some events that people dread. Events like Christmas are loved by kids, anniversaries dreaded by wives because most husbands forget and to football lovers there is the Fifa series. Ever since the 1990's Electronic Arts have updated this series every year and gamers are sick of it because there is a lack of differentiation between each installment.
Summary: Simply put buy pro evo 4. Why? Because EA only want money, they don't care about making a good football game. they farm out a new version of the game with a new gimick each year, and all they do is mess around with the game settings to make it seem different. Ie: better AI defending = worse AI for team mates. If they spent half as long on the actual gameplay than they did on the player likeness' the game might amount to something.
Summary: Talking about online play here - for the first week or so it was fun - now however the old fifa problems are rearing up again. People have discovered that play in a certain way and you are guaranteed to score, so now everyone does this. Trying to play football has gone out of the window. Long ball straight from defence to the forwards and goal, everytime. If you want a game where good football is rewarded, wait for Pro Evo 4.