I've played this game since Road to world cup 98 and have been in love with this game since then. But for about the past 4 years, as the graphics and the realism of the game improves, the actual gameplay itself continues to get worse year by year. This year for the first time I just can't play it anymore. I'm not gonna lie and say I've quit completely cos I can't. I was an addict and could easily play 20 - 30 games per day. But the state the game is in now I never want to turn it on anymore and play once a week when that old urge kicks in. But each session now for me lasts about 5 games and I quit.
I'm just so fed up with losing games now all the time because I'm not able to play a game anymore that is 100% controlled by me.
I lose all the time cos the AI decides match after **** match that my players will all be dead tired before 65 minutes, passes will go in opposite directions I asked for often going to the opponent in a dangerous situation, shots going in all kinds of directions, referees making atrocious decisions, goalies doing insane things, challenges from behind in the box not being given as penalties, last man defenders taking me out and just seeing yellow, I mean the list can just go on and on how horrible it is to play now as a real sports game.
Why with technology the way it is now is this game actually getting worse now every year? Honest discussion here, valid points as to why this is the case and is there hope for it to get magically better maybe next year ?