Sunday, September 28, 2008

NHL 09

I'll have some football thoughts tomorrow but I have spent some time (finally) with NHL 09 and while this is undeniably a 'fun' game (especially multiplayer) why do most reviews fail to mention:

A) The serious lack of gameplay sliders
B) The fact that there are hardly no penalties called

How can you review a hockey game without covering that? I'm not saying you need to bag the game because of it but still -- it's like reviewing a baseball game without walks, which we know the media doesn't seem care about either...

But if you were considering buying a hockey game be it 2K or EA, isn't that sort of...important?


Scott said...

Up the hit power and aggressiveness slider. Problem solved.

bill abner said...

There is a severe lack of calls made in the game regardless of what you do w/ the sliders and by upping aggressiveness you bring another slate of defensive issues into the mix. At least vs the AI

Scott said...

I don't believe that to be true. Hell, I played a game last night, with 8 min. periods, where I had 22 min. of penalties and the CPU had 14. That's more than I have ever had in ANY hockey game. That's on All-Star with a few clicks up on hitting power and aggressiveness.