Wow dont plan on keeping this game for more than 7 days after you start your 7day pass. Because in order to play online and most other content like franchise play you need an EA PASS that you only get by buying the game NEW and gamefly does not give you one. You can buy on but at the price of 10$ to play online? this it outrageous.
posted by wngdweeler (ALLEN PARK, MI) Jan 25, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
not sure where all the great reviews actually come from, maybe the games a.i. writes reviews?
gameplay is extremely frustrating much like maddens "magnetic" style, you mysteriously lose control of your player around the puck and your teamates skate away from loose pucks and initiate no contact or offer any assistance to you. basically they just follow you and do nothing to advance the offense or defense.
because of a recurring game flaw with puck control, we actually gave up trying to play and just counted how many checks we could line up without actually getting control of the puck. we counted 7, again like maddens db's, the puck travels straight to the defense and they maintain control much better than you can. i have been playing digital hockey since the sega days and while this game is beautiful and improved over the years, this is not hockey. maybe next year?
p.s. while i could spend hours tinkering and tweaking the many sliders and levels of play, this game is unbalanced no matter what.