My views on the new update.
Firstly, (as I've admittedly pointed out earlier in the thread), what have SI done to the teamtalk screen? Why does it now look like this?
Secondly, in regards to the match engine, I'm pretty convinced that there have been changes - the way my team are playing just feels different somehow. Although I'm liking what I'm seeing, in my third game after the update both an opposition player and my goalkeeper decided to smash the ball into their own net for no reason (which I haven't seen happened once in over 4 seasons, let alone twice in one game). Notice how the first own goal even flashes GOAL FOR JUVENTUS, despite the fact that it was a Juventus player who smashed the ball into his own net.
Thirdly, why haven't SI fixed some of the biggest bugs that were in the beta by the final patch?! For example, everything on the left hand side of this screen is still unclickable because I have widgets behind them during highlights, which is really annoying as I like to click on opposition players during matches to see what they're like. This has been reported multiple times and whilst I'm no expert this should surely be an easy fix.
Also my manager still looks different every time I open the game, newgens still constantly change skin colour, the 3D match engine still runs badly on low settings despite having a good Nvidia graphics card, and AI managers still continue to play their first 11 regardless of the fact that their condition is around 85% or lower and / or are suffering from knocks.
I've played FM since before it was even called FM, yet I have never played a version of the game that is as incomplete as this one is by the final patch. What have the team even been doing all this time? Working on the next game I'm guessing (and of course getting the game to show match times on the competition screen).
One positive is that getting the team captain to resolve issues has been nerfed, which was well needed, but other than that, very disappointing. I hope SI review how they've been operating lately, because their reputation is at stake here.