So i have it for PS3, been practicing my ass off. From reading many posts it seems shooting issues abound. Mainly when facing downwards. Everytime i try to take a wrist shot using the reverse of the technique i would use when facing up, it just does this wierd deke pullback OR a really weak push ahead shot. Also taking a slapshot is near impossible. My guy never winds up properly. I guess you have to press up/down exactly on the right analog and then immediately exactly down/up. Also depends on the angle of your player facing the net.
These problems wouldn't be so bad if there was a way to practice this, but of course, you can only practice facing up!!! Maybe there is a way you can in fact practice facing downwards, does anyone know how? Any shooting advice?
In 07, I always changed the option to Home/Away always facing up or however you like it to be, depending on if your home and away. I did this online as well. If your playing against someone on the same console then its a problem, but otehr then that, it was fine for me. I always had trouble shooting/dekeing faceing down.
Just go to "Visual Settings" and switch it so that your team always skates up towards the opposing goal. That's what I do...offline and online. It takes a couple of seconds to switch. It's much more enjoyable for me...and I know I play better skating up.
The only difference for me is that you can't start aiming your shot before pulling it back, when i'm going up I like to pick my spot and then pull it back and let go, quicker release because I already have it targeted. Going down if I do that my player stops which unless I'm taking a slapshot takes a good amount of velocity off.
I change my control scheme to "Always Up" instead of "Camera Relative" so it's the same on both sides of the ice. I know on 360 it's under the Xbox 360 Controller Settings menu, so I'd assume it's under the PS3 Controller Settings menu for you.