Nate Ahearn from IGN writes:
"When we first saw FIFA Soccer 09 up in Vancouver earlier this year, the game looked admittedly early. Now that I've gotten my hands on an updated build, a more accurate iteration of what gamers will see on October 14 when the game ships, I can say that FIFA Soccer 09 is putting the pieces together very nicely.
One of the big pushes in innovation for this year's FIFA title is physical play. Players can now jostle back and forth for balls, slam into each other with the bigger player sending the smaller player on his back, and flop more realistically during a slide tackle. This was on display at EA's Studio Showcase."