2K10 first look
First look at 2K10:
"2K10 is meant to be the fruits of two years of labor; not just a one-year quick fix update. "
"every mode that can possibly have multiplayer in it will, and that includes the now multiplayer franchise mode. In addition, all on-ice AI is now tuned with multiplayer in mind, and while the company wouldn't go into specifics on just what that meant I did push them on the drop-in/drop-out concept and they didn't deny it."
"all the player models and overall presentation has been upped and oftentimes redone to make sure it looks like the next step visually"
SOunds good. It's hard to beat the EA juggernaut, but having a simple game could be a good thing to switch back to when you get frustrated with all the ticky tack plays and cheesing that goes on in the EA version.
Last year was a first year build for them, so much so they didn't even want to release a demo, further shooting themselves in the foot.
Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent
However they have kept the intensity of Hockey in the series, and strangely enough (wink wink), EA is putting intensity into their game this year.:)
No need for glamour and glitz, just give me a Hockey game where the AI coach will match you if you try and put out your tough guys to rough them up. And I loved being in the playoffs with the Kings, and I chase the enemy netminder from the pipes so they put in their backup Dan Cloutier(yes I dropped him to free agency LOL)!
Good ole' Dan holds me off the board in the 3rd period, and next game guess who the coach puts in net against me? Yes the coach started their hot goalie.
I would rather have that kind of challenge than all the graphical bells and whistles in the world.
Here's hoping we have TWO great NHL games this year!
2k is almost to the point where it's not even worth checking out their demos.
That being said, I'll check it out and hope they get the franchise back on track... They haven't come close to anything decent on the current gen systems (360 and PS3, anyway).
It's interesting that the 2K series is now touting the fact that they are the "simpler" game when they were the ones that pushed the hardcore hockey gamer envelope by striving to create an intricate on-ice(and off-ice) simulation. Remember when they came out with the control scheme that had the Left Trigger modifier? Now they've pulled a 180 and want to be know as the series that brings it back to the "good ol' days." Weird.
then it will crash and freeze, and i'll throw it in the trashcan.
Lulz...the good ole' days of NHL 2k5 where it wasn't a question of "if" your dynasty would freeze, but "when".
Originally Posted by Fisch
The more 2k pushes EA, the better, but they should just come right out and rip off a functional skill stick and their version of the EASHL/Be A Pro.
Not at all, last year's game was a ONE year complete rebuild, now it goes back to the prior team who has been working on it for TWO years.
Originally Posted by Watti
Glad you are checking it out Watti!
MP COOP franchise, are we going to have fun as the Kings or what?!
This is from here:
You mentioned multiplayer co-op franchise… what else can we expect?
Mike: We'll I'll have to say it somewhat cryptically, but we're trying to make multiplayer totally seamless and that appiles for online as well. We want something where you can always play with someone else if you want.
IGN: That sounds like you're hinting at drop-in/drop-out play huh?
IGN: I won't make you say yes or no. I know you can't…
Mike: Well yeah. It's basically something where we can break any kind of barrier whether you're online or at home. This is going to be a multiplayer experience for sure. That's number one. Number two is that we're upping the graphics at every turn. We're talking every console, every possible way we can change it… character models, faces, animations; we're building off of 2K9. 2K10 is basically everything we wish we could have done last year, and everything our fans wanted for this version.