I only buy the game every 2 years these days - combination of factors to do with family, work and there being enough changes in that time for it to feel like a new game.
First impressions, after a season and a bit in the Vanarama South.
Remember all these assessments are based on comparison with FM14 - The last version I player (this will probably apply more to the positives)
There are still to many crosses that ping of the crossbar
In training you still can't set a training schedule so your players get used to using their weaker foot (one of my biggest bugbears with footballers, is that they aren't 2 footed. I mean it's just a matter of practice)
Players intelligence still doesn't seem to be getting any better:
Goal keepers who are set to keeper defend still won't leave their area even if it means waiting for an opposing striker to run on to a through ball that could be easily cleared. Even the most basic of keepers would do that.
The same lack of intelligence applies to game management by the payers. I mean even the most basic of semi-pro players would take a little longer over a freekick in the 89th minute when leading 1-0. You shouldn't have to trying and get a shout, or tactic in for that.
There seems to be no logic applied to set piece and penalty takers if your selected ones are on the pitch.
There is still no option for splitting attacking free kicks, so specify shooting/ crossing. All free kicks within 5 yards of the area seem to be used as shooting opportunities.
The intelligence and training ones have been bugging me for years, but there seems to be no sign of it being solved.
On the positive side, the match engine is much smoother and realistic compared to FM14
Still getting used to where everything is on the interface but I'm sure I'll pick that up soon enough.
I do like the extended tactic, set piece and training options - despite my point above.
I know I've listed more problems than positives but I do like the game so far and will be interested to see just how difficult it is to get Truro from the Vanarama South to the Premier League.