It really is a shame, especially when a Public Beta is released several weeks before the game, that the released product that goes on sale has countless bugs/issues/errors etc. I don't mean to bash the game. I love the update to the user interface, the improved Manager Editor (which doesn't work) and the addition of several new features. However, I feel as though the BETA should have at least been released with an older database at least two months ago considering the amount of problems.
Game play issues such as the sheer idiocy in regards to player decisions really breaks the immersion of this game. Time and time again players are 2 vs 1 against the opposition Goalkeeper, a square ball and a tap in away from scoring, only to either sky it, blast it wide, shoot into the side netting or simply be foiled by the keeper. Not once in any scenario does a player even consider squaring the ball for an easy tap in. Everything that builds up to that moment such as the tactics, player positions, in game shouts and even player transfers to create the "perfect" team...it all comes crashing down when things like this are encountered so frequently.
Furthermore, it man not be entirely crucial to the game, though the 3D Face Gen/Manager Editor has been broken since the release of the BETA. Countless posts have been submitted and to be fair I have seen slight improvements to the 3D models to remove clipping etc. though once a 3D face is generated, none of the editor sliders do a thing. Can't modify skin tone, can't change the dimensions of the managers face or ensure he has the perfect jaw line :P It's surprising that these bugs even made it to the BETA stage as they are pretty obvious and one of the first parts of the game experience a player encounters when starting a new career.
Moreover, graphical overlays (possibly due to animation timings), match engine stuttering (even on super high end systems), missing game options such as offering a player for loan and demanding a monthly fee (in the personal assistant section). It screams of a lacking of time, development staff, testing etc. It is understood that games often have glitches here and there, though this game seems unfinished despite its beta release and its full release this very day.
Can I play the game? Sure, it "works". Does it work as intended? No. Is the immersion of the playing experience disrupted by these many factors I have listed? In my opinion, yes.
If anything, I would like it to be noted that come next year when the inevitable FM2021 is to be released, please ensure it is at least worthy of the money spent on it, especially considering that many people are essentially moving to it from a product that IS presumably fully functioning due to a full year of updates etc.
I appreciate that there is a very small amount of time to work on updates and improvement considering a new title is released every year, though if the team is too small to cope with the demand, increase the size of the team. Increase the price of the game a little if need be in order to ensure that come the release date, the product is at least near to being faultless.
Cheers for the hard work that has been done on the game. Hopefully I'll be able to play it in the coming weeks when more updates have been released.