Who knows if this is a good game or not? It seems fairly decent. Maybe a 4 star game? The problem is, having owned it for 4 days, I haven't really had chance to play it. YET AGAIN an EA game comes out completely riddled with bugs.
I have purchased every FIFA title since maybe 08 but refused to buy 13 initially because the last two titles have been full of bugs that were never addressed (i.e. 12 had the same bugs as 11). I checked on launch of 13 and it was indeed full of bugs but 6 months after 13 was released, I thought I'd give it a go. Any reputable company would have fixed the bugs in that time. EA is clearly not a reputable company because FIFA 13 is still absolutely riddled. Below you can see my log of all the errors, which I kept in anticipation.
Failed to give option to register online when installing game. "We are sorry, you are not permitted to register an online pass". Uninstalled, reinstalled, still didn't work. Turned off and on again 3 times. Worked for no reason and gave option to register online pass code. Entered registration but it didn't work. Requested re-entry of code, which I did. Got into the game and it crashed.
Restarted game and it requested code again. Allowed entry of code and I got into the game. Would not allow connection to online features. Gave up for the day.
Got into the game and connected online. Entered Virtual Pro. First game OK, second game was given someone else's character to play with. A couple more games OK. In a further game arrived in game but had no character to play with (I was just a spectator) so had to quit. Experienced several crashes when loading matches.
Played online seasons. Very, very laggy. Twice had opponent quit when I was winning and was given no win as a result (not in the first 5 mins, when this is meant to happen). Also experienced several crashes.
First attempt to load game: Crashed while trying to connect to server (i.e. before getting into game menu).
Second attempt to load game: "We are sorry, you are not permitted to register an online pass", something I did (eventually) on day 1.
Third attempt to load game: Crashed while trying to connect to server.
Finally connected on 4th attempt. Tried to play a cup match in online seasons but got "Unable to create cup match at this time. Please try again later." Tried again, got to team selection, when it said "Cup window is closed, try again another time" even though there are 2 days left in the cup window.
Finally got into a game, which was incredibly laggy. I quit after 7 mins and got a 3-0 loss. Which is how it should be, just a shame it didn't happen before when I was winning 9-0 with 89 mins gone.
Tried to load another game and it crashed. Not just the game but the whole system.
That's me done - game is going back tomorrow.
I also bought Sim City recently, made by Maxis and EA combined. That game is an absolute disgrace with the amount of bugs it has. So much so it was removed completely from Play.com, as far as I can see.
EA need to seriously pull their fingers out because unless they OVERTLY show they're taking bug seriously, I am never buying one of their games again.