I don't have the poke check issue.... TooCool on the other hand...
Every time the game comes out, it is good for 2-3 weeks. Everything plays like they promised. If you play team hockey like how it should be really played, you'll win more than you lose. But then EA's problem is that they'll add tuner updates and tweak it to cater towards cheesers/cheaters. Every year its the same thing. After a few tweaks, all these people find out how to avoid being checked (despite making their character the smallest height and weight). When you stick lift/poke check the puck, the puck magically goes back to them as if it were a magnet. They can make their goalies do no wrong with whatever slider tweak they're doing, meanwhile... your goalie lets the puck sit between your legs and refuses to cover it until you or the other team poke it in...
The list goes on and on. It's absolutely frustrating to play and it is just not fun losing to all these cheesers who do nothing but abuse the way it should be played just to win. Yes, I understand that all video games are like this. People always look for the easy way out just to get a win. It just bugs me that EA Sports promises all these "fixes" and they end up tweaking it to make these fixes useless in the end.
Believe in the cheese!
Any word on NHL 14 GM Connect? Improvements? Keeping it? Anything?
Nothing as of yet.
Maybe this time players won't break dance after getting hit...
Hands-on with NHL 14:
E3 2013: Hands-On with NHL 14 - Operation Sports