I have been playing FIFA for a few years now. This version of Fifa 14 is horribly slow on xbox 360. Speed plays much better on the Xbox One. Fifa Ultimate Team is now a slow simulator as opposed to a fun arcade game. EA continues to take games and make them progressively worse every year similar to what they did with the Madden franchise.
As someone who mostly plays Ultimate Team, I can tell you this game lacks the excitement of last years. The interface of Ultimate team is also pretty poor. The way the cards are drawn and the stats font size etc, pretty poorly designed. Every year EA thinks is important to change the look of the GUI. The only good aspect is that EA reorganized the poorly laid out menu's into a more concise fashion.
I have been playing Fifa games since Fifa '08 and one thing they always are is FUN. The gameplay and the graphics have changed but the heart and soul remains. You go up against your friends, spank them 4-0, then pull out the victory dance and trash talking. Ultimate Team is a great addition which allows you to take this fun online by trying to build the best team with the coins you earn and going head to head with persons all around the world. Fifa 14 has a greater learning curb than previous editions. The ball physics has changed, player movement has changed, the speed of the game has changed. A lot of people play it and feel the difference and hate it but have they taken the time to try to get used to it? Some people just can't be bothered with trying to learn a new style of play and my opinion is, they probably aren't real football (soccer) fans; maybe they watch a match here and there but are not avid fans. Fifa 14 IS different, that's for sure. There are always little glitches that can be fixed which is why I gave it 4 stars and not 5. Does it suck? No! Is it fun? Yes! Do you wanna pull your hair out when crappy goals go in against you? Yes! Do you chuckle and do a fist pump when crappy goals go in for you? Yes! Is Fifa 14 worth the money? YES! Go buy it.