Don't, as I did, begin this game when you have something important to do..I had exams on the way but could not escape from the games' grasp. It is utterly addictive and can make 7 hours seem like 7 minutes.
There is no fast, first person action, no explosions.. in fact, the game sits there, as patient as a stone, leaving you to intermitently go get a coffee, try and remember how your legs work or force yourself to do some real work. You can even listen to music or watch a film at the same time.
Much like, 2007, the game uses an immense data base of players and statistics to allow you to build and manage your own football team.
Budgets, players and player statistics are unique to each team, as are the fan and board expectations. The sheer immensity of the data base alone is worth owning for any football fan.
I'm not particularly a football fan, but like any hot blooded human I adore the sense of competition and pride this game delivers (that is if you do well).
Please note however, for those who require constant movement and development in a game, this isnt for you. It's slow paced and is most certainly a marathon, not a sprint.