The PlayStation 3 version runs about as well as the Xbox 360 game did last year. We tried this a dozen or so times with different players in every match, and every time we got the same result. It mostly sticks to about 30 frames a second, though it occasionally chops up on the ice, and cutscenes seem to take a big hit. It adapts to your strategies continually. Its the only game i use on my 360, its that good!!! On offense and defense, player behavior feels correct in most every situation. The improved skating is probably the biggest visual treat, though the still-amazing-looking player models and generally improved animations are a nice touch as well. While it's better to have everyone be smart versus everyone being an idiot, a bit more differentiation between skill sets would have been nice.
You can take the move you designed into the standard practice mode and try it out there, but it would have been nice to have a way right within the play creator to see if you were designing something legitimately ingenious or just a way to get the puck stolen very quickly. The bulk of the matches we played were lag-free and worked properly. Does that look like a player People claim that this is the most realistic hockey?? There is individual stat tracking for each time, though there aren't any individual player stats or trade options available. Between periods, a screen will pop up telling you what you're doing well and what you need to improve on. It feels lik you are playing an actual hockey game. Does that look like a player skating or a rag doll floating on the ice with his arm permanently in a locked position.
An essential for any hockey fan. Some are more arcade oriented, while others venture in the sim neighborhood. Though the game had few modes and several artificial intelligence issues, its star play mechanic worked brilliantly, and created a great rebuilding point for the franchise. On the Xbox 360, every team match we tried to play dropped the connection from the moment the opening cinematic loaded. You'll occasionally see some dopey moments where guys on your team skate right past the puck or stand still in front of the net even though they're getting hammered left and right, but these aren't the norm. Do you want your team to run cycle plays down low?. You can still wind up for a big hit and send a guy crashing into the boards, provided you can actually time such a hit correctly.
The only stupid holdover issue of the mode is that any free agent you sign still automatically gets dumped into the minor leagues, where they don't count against the salary cap. If you find yourself running into trouble, the game is quite good about letting you know what you're doing wrong. Both areas of the game have significantly improved this year. And though this seems like less a change to the stick and more a change to the goalies, glitched and otherwise wonky-looking goals are much less frequent this year. Once you're all alone in front, improved stick handling and shooting accuracy will give you the toolset to beat your goaltender for that decisive goal. The Defences are alot better, so when you score you know you deserved it.
There aren't any major, game-changing differences to the mechanic, but all told, it just feels smoother in its movements. Signing players in dynasty mode actually works correctly now. Pop in 07 for a few minutes before starting in on 08, and you'll see a night-and-day difference between how players behave in each version. Team play is a great idea in theory, though it isn't quite working at the moment. In this regard, the mode is a little on the bare-bones side compared with what 2K has been offering for years now, but the leagues function as advertised, and getting to play in leagues online at all is pretty awesome. Lots of team and player creation and customization too,a nd all in a super slick package. Online modes have seen the most definitive improvement.
Specifically, it'll tell you things like your forechecking needs to improve, or that you're doing a great job of getting shots on net. You can for this game and help our users gain an edge. It rises to the occasion. While we'd love to say this mode is as cool as it sounds, we frankly just don't know, because the mode doesn't really work right now. Audio is top-notch all around. So, if you did not complete a game you have on the shelf, try one of our codes. A few minor hickups why only 24 created-team logos are available feels like a bit of cop-out , but otherwise don't detract from a superb effort.
With new skating animations and responsiveness, you have the control to perform crossovers to maintain speed or carve tight turns for an immediate change in direction. The soundtrack is yet another mixtape of indie and alternative rock tracks that you may love or not even notice. But again, the bulk of our online play experience worked fine, and without any of the dominant lag issues from last year's game. I'm not talking skilled, I'm talking smart. If you maintain the same style of play, you're going to lose.
It works nicely within the context of the game, too, as the second you get the right player into the proper starting position, all the other players on your team move to their proper starting positions and execute the play you designed as best they can based on the defense's position. The negotiation system addition is a big one, since you can no longer just cherry-pick every free agent player you want. The timing is tough, and if a defender happens to decide to check you right at the time you're trying to pull this off, you're hosed. The only knock against their commentary is that they don't address specific players very often. The simulation also offers complete fantasy results for each of the matchups for each playoff round. When you're designing the play, it's just your teammates and a goalie. Fortunately, not every skater can pull these moves off with a deft touch, but if you've got a one-on-one matchup against an opponent who has the timing on these moves down and a good skater holding the puck, watch out.
You'll see occasional choppy bits here and there, but they're rare. Gameplay generally feature the intro, the title screen and a few minutes of the game footage. You have the control to perform crossovers to maintain speed or carve tight turns for an immediate change in direction. If you're constantly trying to set up elaborate one-timers, the defense will see it and attack accordingly. Amazing graphics, superb gameplay, absolute authenticity, what more could you want from a game? The only thing that kept me from buying '07 over 2k7 was the level of customization, and that's been addressed this year. Commentary in this version is done by and.
Checking with the right analog stick is much more understated this year, but that's not to say it isn't effective. Incidentally, it pays to vary up your offense as much as you possibly can this year, because the defense will actually adapt to your plays. Throw in some balance improvements to the skill stick, a gaggle of new online modes, and an improved dynasty mode, and you've got an all-around great hockey game. When you push your way into the offensive zone by yourself, the defense doesn't just try to knock you silly every single time. GlitchoGaming is a Youtube channel about games. That for me, totally ruins the experience!! Stack the pads, butterfly and make glove saves with your entire team depending on you. Besides standard head-to-head play, you can play in ranked shootouts, team matches for up to six different players on six different consoles, and online leagues.