The series was never my favorite, but it has been ok. This one feels like it sealed the deal on why not to buy it ever again. Although it does look great. Bottom line: promote the artists, fire the designers.
An excellent arcade-sports title that knows no equal on next-gen consoles. It's more user-friendly than ever, has a killer single-player mode, and the advent of its online play will only make you keep it cemented into your PlayStation 3 that much longer.