Though Fifa football games are getting better every year, I feel all the improvements are to the Ultimate team and storylines.
First of all I think that there should indeed be more storyline modes, one where you can have a partner and settle down, buy houses and cars and get into the real personal life of a footballer, Also have available opitions, as if it's your life not cutscenes. It needs that next stage of a footballers life but new characters for freshness.
Now as for career mode... A very much neglected part of Fifa in my opinion, I know this is off script a little but think about what LMA manager gave us, and other football manager games, which allow you to speak in press conferences, and cutscenes of big bulletings about new signings, and about responses you give. Also the way you could speak in post match press conferences, selecting mulitple sentences to give the media a full review. Then the press writes in papers about you which effect fan reputation.
For example = Media - So Mr Acrocarno, third game in charge of Manchester United, a loss, a draw and a win, how do you think your teams performance reflexed the result?
Multiple replies = 1. I think it was a tough game, i'm very proud of my players - neutral
2. I think we could of tried harder we missed too many opportunities - negative
3. I couldn't be happier we deserved it, Fulham just didn't get new our goal - positive
All this needs to be in manager mode, so the connection is stronger, currently it's just boring and the mega signings or little signings just feel distant and lifeless. Be awesome to see the players turning up to the stadium pre transfer and then holding the shirt up after wards. just little cutscenes that would improve the whole storymode experience.