If you opt to head down the Career mode (which is the main single player area) what you're most likely to notice most is that it takes a whole lot of time to advance from day to day. There is, as you would expect with an EA Sports title, a whole lot of information right at your fingertips about your club, other clubs, various options you have, etc. Unlike so many other EA Sports titles here though, the way the information is presented--the amount of stuff right there--is uncomfortable, it makes one almost claustrophobic. This sense is only enhanced with the just mentioned slow progression of time on screen (because you spend a whole lot of time on your club's main page).
I could continue for an extended period about the issues with the menus, but you know what, and here's the real truth of the matter – as much as the menu system needs to be reworked and as much as EA ought to stop asking people to buy oh-so-many things within a game, FIFA 12 is fantastic. Forget everything else, gameplay is spectacular – you truly have the feel of commanding the players and controlling the ball.
Beyond that, it looks and sounds great as well. There is not a single moment on the pitch that is a disappointment (except when you lose, but that's your fault) and that's really why one buys the game. Are there changes I'd like to see in future iterations? Definitely, but I can't be unhappy with what we've been given here.
FIFA Soccer 12 is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. This game can also be found on: GBA, GameCube, Nintendo DS, 3DS PC, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.