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Member Since 02 Jul 2007
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In Topic: NHL 09!

11 June 2008 - 06:10 PM

I gave up on poke checks in NHL 08.. it seemed like 75% of the poke checks you did ended up tripping the opposing player and you got a penalty.. WHERES THE DIVING CALL?? :P

I know what you mean, every time I do the poke check and they fall I just swear and the game and call it diving. :P

But seriously just for more realism - EA should add the 'clear over the glass' penalty and a diving penalty.. also maybe a video goal review, i dont understand why thats not in the game.. I think the only hockey game that had video review was like NHL Faceoff 2003

NHL 99 had it too. Though I never remember getting it and having the goal stand.

All I know is, the EA franchise has gone down-hill in my mind. I'm one of those gamers who is really into the whole GM aspect of a sports game as much, if not more than the actual gameplay. Here are my thoughts...

- Dynasty mode: The same every year. I think EA should check out nhlnumbers.com and actually apply accurate contracts to each player. That would be cool. Also glad they give you the option to turn off CPU trades, because some trades I saw were just ridiculously unrealistic in dynasty mode...

- Be A Pro: Sounds like a good idea, but I hope it has depth. FIFA's Be A Pro gives you only one season to play so it took all the fun out of playing as Jozy Altidore. It would be cool for the Be A Pro mode to have features such as "meet with the coach" to discuss playing time or request linemates, or even if the game allowed you to negotiate contracts or let you choose how to respond to the press. Yet, seeing as how this is an NHL game, not Madden, I don't see it happening anytime soon...

- Gameplay: Has been far too similar to the year before in every way. Skill stick was a decent addition, but I really like the new defense-stick, dump-and-chase feature and how we can finally separate offensive from defensive line changes. Also, create-a-play seems like a great idea, because I always wondered what Johnny Mac was drawing during a last-minute timeout. As far as checking and fighting go, I just read that there are 300 different animations... wow. Maybe there's a button I can hit while locked up with another fighter that tells the refs to back off... that would be awesome! If not, that could be considered as animation #301 for NHL 2010.

- Conclusion: I might actually enjoy the EA NHL series again, but I've said that about some of the past NHL games and really have been let down. Maybe it's because EA seems to always give gamers the best features on their Madden games (that I have really gotten tired of), and I seriously thought for awhile that EA was giving the NHL the present-day ESPN treatment. NHL 09 could change that, but I'm definitely going to rent before I buy...

I think gameplay wise the NHL series is on the rise, but the GM mode is piss. I really hate the Dynasty mode in 08. I wish it was the classic 10 Season mode that was in NHL 2002 for example. I can do the trades I want, not be assed with a Salary Cap, not be bothered with a horrible interface and such. The GM mode is horrible. For GMing I just play NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007. Now if that game was fused with the on ice gameplay of NHL 08 I would be stoked.

In Topic: Goalie interference threatens to ruin playoffs

23 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

Yeah it costed the Capitals Game 7 and a trip to Round 2. Devorski should be castrated by making no interference call. It was a bad non call and it costed the Capitals the game. It should have been 2-1 Capitals win in regulation. :angry:

Indeed. I think that was probably the worst call I've seen in this whole first round. I forget which game it was but Kozlov got pushed into Biron and they called it a penalty there. Here the Caps got screwed again.

In Topic: Avery to Intern at...

23 April 2008 - 12:40 PM


In Topic: Game Attendance Survey

20 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

Wow, 4 results in 3 games? :)

Yeah it was a typo, I fixed it. :P

In Topic: Game Attendance Survey

20 April 2008 - 03:21 PM

1. How many games did you attend this season?

2. What was your W-L record in games you attended?

3. Where did you usually sit?
I sat in the 201-203 area.

4. What was your favorite game attended?
The two wins. Can't pick one. Comeback to beat Dallas was great and the other was the second home game, blowout against the TB. Great game.

5. What was your LEAST favorite game attended?
Both the losses, 1-0 against Isles, Mottau falling there to let the Isle dangle forever to score. And the Habs comeback from behind to beat us.

6. How many games do you plan on attending next season?
A lot more. I'm gonna go to college next year and to NJIT so I'll be a few blocks away.