I got the game on Saturday and have got about ten matches into the League One season. overall I like it, impressive that this has been achieved on the vita but I'm not sure it wouldn't have been better by making some more vita specific changes.
interface looks really good and is generally nice to use but some things are just too small or to hard to select with my finger. if you get asked a media question you have to be really careful over which one you select as the options are pretty tiny, which given there's plenty of room below seems a bit silly. I've already accidentally said that Brian McDermott is the last person I'd sell one of my players to when all i wanted to do was say my player wasn't for sale. the whole hold L to drag and drop thing doesn't always work, and i sometimes find that it will register that I'm trying to drag someone, I then drop them on a player but it sort of gets stuck and hasn't actually made the change. i also find that i often try and select a player by their name in a squad list or something and it'll select the row instead and you have to be really really precise over where you press. I've mostly given up on trying to do this if possible by just holding the player's name to bring up the quick menu and using that, but not everything is there.
the match engine is good as well, again impressive that it's there but the save and load before and after is just annoying, and matches take too long. i could do what other people have done and go on holiday for the match, or turn all the highlights off but that kind of defeats the object of getting the match engine onto the vita for me. good example is my bus ride to work today, took about 40 minutes. started my vita up when i got on, managed a total of two matches in that time. didn't do any tactics or transfers or scouting or anything like that, literally picked a team, went to the match, watched it, continued to the next match 4 days later, kept the same team, went to the match, watched it, saved and quit cos I had got to my stop. i don't expect to complete half a season in that time but i'd want to get more done than two matches.
i think there's the potential for a really really good game here, and maybe it'll come with the 2015 version should that happen, but i'm not convinced that this version will grab me like i'd hoped it would due to a few issues that hinder it somewhat.