While FIFA has never been perfect, I've got to say that I've found the game pretty awful so far. The gameplay just feels completely rigid and the player positioning is worse than ever. A few minutes into my first match, I take a shot from the edge of the area and am lucky enough to beat the keeper. However, my right winger is hovering on the opposition's goal line. The ball strikes him and predictably, the ref blows for offside. Seriously?
GTN has killed the career mode for me. I used to like the casual nature of the old transfer system and but the fact that we're now forced to scout just to find out about the player's most basic attributes really does take the fun out.