I feel like some football coach who coached this world star talent 10 years ago, who was doing things no one else could, as a reward he was given a huge contract, much better facilities and a whole paid for support team around him. He goes away 10 years on this exclusive isolated training complex on the other side of the planet, and he doesn't really return your calls or messages nor give any updates. But he's probably just extremely busy training, and the occassionally few times he does give an update it sounds extremely promising so things must be going great!
And then the day came, he finally returns and while you're of course at a completely different stage in your life now - This is something you've been looking forward to for those 10 years.
The player comes in, and at a first glance, he looks in great shape - But it's like everything else is lacking, but you dust it off as he probably just needs to get settled in. However, it very quickly becomes apparent that the player has no ambition, goes out partying instead of training, cutting every single corner he can - Even some of the stuff he could do 10 years ago he appear unable to do now, and when you bring it up why he doesn't try to do that, he just shuts you down and refuses to take any sort of advise.
But hey, everyone can have a downturn period, and he's going to play the World Cup in 2 years so surely he will work hard towards that, and while for some periods you start to get a glimpse of hope with him playing decently you're let down right after with him not even showing up to training and just outright ignoring any sort of feedback you're providing for him to improve.
Eventually, the world cup is closing by and he says he's working extra hard so you naively get your hopes up once more, he does end up playing "okay" at it and some people think he's a decent player, but it's clear he will never be the world class player which he was destined to be.
So no the game doesn't suck, but it should've been so much better than what we got but in the end got sabotaged by TW's own lack of ambition and passion.