September 16th, 2011, 11:54 AM #301
Glad I picked this up, huge improvement over NHL11 in my opinion.
-Love the new Be a Pro, this will hold my interest a lot longer than previous versions.
-Passing and Defensive AI improved a million times over.
-I love the new hitting physics. Huge hits are pretty rare, but when you land one it's extremely satisfying.
-Skating is a lot more realistic, less arcadey
-It only seems to be me, but on a 2-on-1 or if I have someone open on the other side of the net, I try to pass to them but 95% of the time it ends up being a weak shot straight to the goalie. Did they change something in the controls? Has anyone else noticed this?
-What's up with everyone using the Flames this year in online head-to-head? Any why are they so ****ing good?
September 16th, 2011, 12:10 PM #302
I am almost at my breaking point...somebody convince me not to get this game.
September 16th, 2011, 01:43 PM #303
To me it does not feel like much was changed/added since nhl 11.
I hate the hitting physics, it feels buggy and unrealistic, i think the one in '11 was smoother and more realistic. i tried hipchecking someone and my character instead of turning on his side just bent over infront of the guy coming towards him, this resulted in an awkward headbutt from my character to the other.
September 16th, 2011, 01:59 PM #304
The hipcheck is the only thing that needs to be fixed. It was so stupid in this game. Especially in EASHL. All the defender does is bend over and even if his head grazes you, you go flying as if he shot you instead.
Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings
Everything else is great. I love the harsh goaltender interference calls (makes my life playing defense a little easier knowing they can't run down the goalie at will).
Like I said before, just smother the cheesers who attempt the wrist shot over and over and you'll be fine (for the most part). I'm sure there will be 5+ more cheese goals discovered in the next week. But for now, I'm enjoying it a lot.
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September 16th, 2011, 07:32 PM #305
Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings
I found a little glitch where my BAP guy, who has horrible hitting, just jumps while in the crouch position when I tell him to hipcheck, its kinda funny. I'll try to get a video of it.
Originally Posted by TooCool
September 16th, 2011, 09:07 PM #306
How is the trading in Be a GM mode, though? Can you actually make trades this time, or are teams still stuck with a full roster? ...and do the teams actually accept fair trades, or do they not budge? For example, they would say they aren't looking for a veteran, a prospect, a forward, a defenseman, athleticism...etc, so I never knew what to offer them.
Originally Posted by Martyros
September 16th, 2011, 10:50 PM #307
I've only traded Smyth for a 6th rounder during the draft so I haven't done much with the trading. I really do not have high hopes though, especially since i'm still getting offered crap repeatedly, although the trade values seemed much lower for players.
Originally Posted by Palffy3314
Anyway, the Hipchecks online really take every bit of the fun out of this game. I can't get a decent shot on goal to save my life cause the oppositions apparently have big heads.
September 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM #308
The game menus are slower than hell!
Originally Posted by Kingsfan626
September 17th, 2011, 12:42 PM #309
Every godamn thing is slow as hell. It takes a whole minute to load my be a gm mode.
Originally Posted by rowdeypiper39
September 17th, 2011, 12:51 PM #310
loading saves seem to take a long time