Friday, October 3, 2008

3-5 1 OTL

That's my record right now in NHL 09 with the Jackets. This is after about 10 "play now" games before starting my franchise.

I played a game today against Anaheim that shows why this game is a success despite its issues. I had been struggling to score of late, losing games 2-1, 1-0, and with a 2-2 OT loss. I exploded on Anaheim for a 6-3 win scoring 4 quick goals in the 2nd. Every goal was different and it felt "real." That level of variety is SO important in sports games. Without it, sports games in particular get boring -- fast. Predictability is the bane of sports videogames. When your game gets to the point where nothing surprises's shelf city.

NHL 09 is not perfect. It is not "authentic" hockey.

But it ain't boring.