From Sky News:
Having trailed PES in terms of gameplay for many years, anticipation for the latest FIFA has been at an all-time high, thanks in large part to last year's much improved FIFA 08 and its superb semi-sequel, Euro 2008.
With Konami having dropped the ball with the disappointing PES 2008, the feeling among many dedicated football game fans is that EA need only avoid disaster with 09 to retain its crown for another year.
But the good news for all concerned is that the company is clearly in no mood to rest on its laurels: evolution is the name of the game for EA right now, and FIFA 09 doesn't so much meet expectations as blow them away completely.
Make no mistake: this is an incredible football game.