TOTALLY different than last years game. My fiance and I could totally wipe the ice last year. This year we can hardly win a game. They continuously knock us down and take the puck, without getting a penalty. Yet, when we do it a penalty is called. The goaling system is MUCH more sensitive. Last year I scored goal after goal. This year if you have it all the way to the corner of your controller you may just miss that shot. When you are going down the ice fast and using both control sticks to move it's a lot harder to get that aim just so, just a tad bit from the corner when I shoot isn't an easy task. I do love that the goal can be knocked out of place like it could in a real game and those types of adjustments, but this year just didn't do it for me. Hoping next year is better.
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I could be sitting here typing about the best sports game since 2K lost the rights to the NFL....Most times I have problems with trying to get the to a happy medium without the computer or myself blowing the other one away every game.... took about 20 min here...The Winter Classic looks great! The trades and free agency in GM mode is the most realistic of any sports game I have played to date....This would get a higher score if it didnt fail in a couple of areas......The first time I got this game my PS3 wouldnt even read it as a game, I mean nothing happened!!! Afetr I got a different copy I was finally able to play...until I wanted to load my GM mode save and it got 100% and crashed....I would have to start the whole game over about 3 times on average to get it to work...then when I did the load times are S----L-----O----W to sim just the regular season it would take about an hour and a half, and to walk away and let it do its thing is to let the puter control your roster, and that dont work for me, even with these issues the game itself is still good enough for an 8 which is a very good score for me.