September 11th, 2012, 04:27 PM #231
I have absolutely no clue when I'll get my copy. I ordered from Origin.
September 11th, 2012, 05:47 PM #232
EA/Sony screwed up the midnight release, no one was able to download the game. Then they said it would be available at 6 a.m. and it still wasn't. After sleeping and getting other things done I decided to check and it's up now. Downloading it as I type this, can't wait to play.
September 11th, 2012, 06:29 PM #233
If you guys get an XBOX GM Connected league going, somebody shoot me an invite (Jotunsynthesis). My schedule has rendered EASHL completely useless to me the past couple years, but I'd love to manage a team in the GM mode.
September 11th, 2012, 07:14 PM #234
Is the Stanley Cup Edition even worth getting? Going to pick this up tonight with some Best Buy GCs.
September 11th, 2012, 09:57 PM #235
Ever since they got rid of the very useful vision control, I haven't been able to time my one-timers. How the hell do I get off an effective one-timer?
September 11th, 2012, 11:48 PM #236
You ladies better be saving my goalie spot. I'm getting the game tomorrow or Thursday.
September 12th, 2012, 12:08 AM #237
The Steelbook case is missing the Kings on the back. WTF EA? 2011-1991 Cup winners would've been a good list for LAST year's game. Ugh. Mine is also broken on the hub, so need to swap it out for another one. :(
September 12th, 2012, 12:30 AM #238
anyone starting a GM connected on 360? if so, invite Jebbuss!
September 12th, 2012, 09:07 AM #239
Still have to get used to the skating but a few gripes I have are exactly what I feared when they showed clips of this game in the summer.
- Getting caught flat footed too easily. I play as a defensemen in EASHL and even though I'm at the blue line, many times I absolutely cannot catch up to the other team's offense who are rushing down the ice. This led to way too many breakaways for my liking. Granted, they all likely bought the season pass (to play 3 days earlier) and probably bought all the +5 boosts... but still, I don't want to sit at the red line all the time just to play some defense.
- Stick lift. Anyone else find this useless so far? I know it's all about timing but the poke check is 100 million times way more effective.
- The cheese goal. Of course it's still in the game. Why wouldn't it be? Go in the slot, click the right thumbstick to do that one foot off the ice fake shot, and shoot it short side. Goes in almost every time.
- Blocky cut scene animations. So you can't really destroy people in-between play, but the animation is terrible. The players just kind of bump into each other and they're unable to skate around each other. It looks very clunky lol
Other than that, a lot of fun with the gang last night. Been months since we played and laughed that hard.
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September 12th, 2012, 10:12 AM #240
EASHL - NINE INCH MALES (Psn) Join! Started 4-1 last night... going to be a good group.
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