At first glance this looks a very good game.
Lots of options, good achievements, and unique captain your country mode to boot.
But after playing my first tournament with england I won it on pro difficulty so straight away I had to question the difficulty level.
Was it enjoyable? yes to a certain extent it ws, amazing graphics and attention to detail is incredible. Commentary is probably the best of any football game on any console EVER. It really is superb. Some good scrambles in the 18 yard box and fantastic fan detail and singing. But is it as enjoyable as Konamis, admittedly, declining PES game. I would still say no.
EA's game beats PES for graphics, options, detail, commentary, kits, licenses etc etc and all theses things are important, but it still cant compete in the realism stakes. Tackling can be infuriating in Euro 2008 and the shooting system is all at sea at times. Passing short distances is OK but try a long raking ball and it can go basically anywhere it wants. Whereas PES 2008 has awesome playability and some fantastic, close and entertaining games can be had from this.
The captain your county mode from Euro 2008 is refreshing and good for a while, but gets laboured and repetetive after a while and all you end up doing after a while is calling for the ball no matter how far away you are just so you can play which begs the question, why not just play a normal game controlling everyone.
In summary, its a fun game with some good new ideas and if avialble cheap worth a punt, but between this and Pro eVO, STILL HAS TO BE kONAMI FOR ME!!!