Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elemental

Troy's take was posted yesterday.

It's such an odd game -- and I agree with Troy's opinion pretty much right down the line. It was released way too soon, has incomplete and undocumented features and an AI that simply doesn't put up much of a fight.

This genre is in my wheelhouse, and I'm shelving it until most likely this winter, when Stardock manages to finish what they started.

What I REALLY want to talk about is NHL 11.

But I can't.

But I really want to.

I love this game.

1 comment:

Jayhawker said...

I am chomping at the bit for NHL 11! For some strange reason, I'm really interested in their version of Ultimate Team. What they have shown off in videos and what Rammer has talked about looks pretty amazing.

The Madden team should be ashamed of themselves. Their second take on Ultimate Team pales in comparison.

I'm still afraid that EA's need to use it as a revenue stream kills what could be one of the most fun strategy mode in sports games.

I would pay a WoW like fee to partake in this system. But by allowing users to buy cards, it loses the reward aspect that should be part of the fun. I want to earn my cards, but EA will have to tune the mode in order to "encourage" users to buy packs.

I liked the Madden version, but gave up on it as soon as I realized how few points you earned from playing versus what you need to maintain your team, let along improve it.

But I have to say I am excited to give NHL version a try based on what I have seen.