gamers (17%) found this review helpful
Is this what NHL games have come to?!?
So I tried NHL 10, hated it, figured 11 had to be better.
I've been playing since NHL '93. So I know my EA NHLs.
But this one, they skate like they're in molasses, the hits are like pillow fights...seriously, there is absolutely no force in hitting. It's like you squish them up against the boards, and then they fall down. Even as recent as NHL 09 they had good hitting. But this game was ridiculously horrible.
I don't know...this game has gotten some good reviews from some people, so I'm guessing that it's all the young ones that are liking this game. For us originals...seriously, this game is horrible.
Horrible horrible horrible. I can't even say enough how much this game was horrible.
The game is much improved over the past few years and I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't mostly due to the horrible passing controls. Your teammates can be standing right to the side of you, you go to pass over to him, and it will pass it down out of the zone. I don't know, maybe my controller's stick is just getting old and was causing it, but it was enough to turn me off and send it back to gamefly.
On the plus side of things, the new faceoff system and improved board play is great, it really is very true to life. It's also great that they've improved on the puck detection on players, your opponents no longer send ghost passes that magically go right through you to them. It's also nice that they've seemed to have eliminated alot of the glitch goals that players would just spam during games for cheap goals, you actually have to play hockey the way it's suppose to now.
I really wanted to enjoy this game, but when you pass the puck and it doesn't even go close to where you aimed it to, I just can't. If this was like a once or twice a game thing it would be one thing, but it was constant. When you complete a pass it shouldn't be a highlight of the game, but it sometimes would be. This is the first game that actually made me throw my controller since I was in high school, and that was almost 20 years ago, for that reason I have to give this game a 1.