Pros Good graphics
Cons Poor gameplay
Summary Although the graphics are great, the gameplay is not. Any soccer player will immediately notice the lack of AI associated with simple soccer maneuvers. First of all, when passing to an open player, the player will wait for the ball, giving the defense time to close in, unlike real life. Secondly, there is no way to tone down the referee's bogus calls throughout the game. The ref will call a simple shoulder bump 90% of the time but will not call a trip from behind other times.
The shooting aspect of the game is retarded. In every soccer game I've ever played, holding down the shoot button for longer makes the ball go faster and higher. In this game, however, if you press the shoot button before the ball gets to the players feet, the shot will go 100 feet over the crossbar. This makes it nearly impossible to do "1-timers" after passes.
I haven't even gotten to the worst part yet. This being the way the game randomly changes what player you control. There is no way to turn this function off in the options menu, and although there is a button (L1) to switch players, as soon as you switch, the game switches you back to a player not even remotly near the ball. This makes defending almost impossible on fast breaks, through balls, and cross opportunities. Every time the computer player switches directions or speed, the game will switch who you are controlling.
With these factors ruining the game, playing on a hard difficulty makes the game completely impossible and not fun at all. The game has no bearing on how a real soccer game works. A halfway descent player can dribble through the entire other team if permitted, because the stamina factor is completely messed up as well.
I would give this game a 3 out of 10, getting all 3 points for graphics, and 0 for gameplay.