and you control every aspect in it. The dynamics of the game are great to, the players turn like they are actually on ice instead of running around, they slide a bit before taking a turn, and realistically check and skate on the ice.
You can tell EA really went all out this year when every single inch you have skated on is marked with a little line of your skate. Their faces aren’t perfect, but pretty much everything else is. The ice looks real, and by the end of the period you can tell it was skated on. You can actually see the fans faces, and the jerseys are another thing, they look marvelous. Every picture/motion is carefully engineered and it shows.
The dynasty mode isn’t anything special considering there aren’t many new changes. The practice mode is great, there are a variety of options including practice rush, offensive zone, and powerplay where you get to choose the amount of players on the
ice, and is a great way to experiment with different shots.
Truth is, AI is actually pretty smart this year, if you play on superstar, it is hard to score, and provides a good challenge. If someone is shooting, the computer will sometimes tell the players to dive on the ground, which though gets kind of annoying when players are flying around on the ground. Though they are sometimes stupid, it all depends on the well set skill levels.
Great graphics, great gameplay, one of the greatest hockey games I have ever seen.
There isn’t anything major, but there are a ton of penalties and that gets annoying after a while.