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09-03-2008, 09:54 AM
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The 360 demo is out!

And I'm stuck at work

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09-03-2008, 11:06 AM
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The 360 demo is out!

And I'm stuck at work
Same, but definitely the first thing I am doing when I get home is firing up the 360.

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09-03-2008, 12:50 PM
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The demo is pretty cool hehe

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09-03-2008, 01:16 PM
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EA keeps adding more and more little details that make the game more realistic... I'm loving the demo so far...

I'm so undecided between being a third-line shutdown center, a power forward or a hard-hitting d-man

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09-03-2008, 05:43 PM
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Wow... I haven't played since they came up with the new controls... and I suck. I keep sending the stick upwards when trying to deke and end up taking stupid wrist shots.

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09-04-2008, 09:14 AM
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Switch to classic controls then.

Are the new ones forced on you?

OT: Doing nothing at work rules.

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09-04-2008, 09:18 AM
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Switch to classic controls then.

Are the new ones forced on you?

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Nah, I'll learn.
You do have an option for NHL94 controls.

I can't seem to play a period without being told to "watch the turnovers". Seems like as soon as you lose the puck once you get that, even if it's from getting a bad pass when you're surrounded.

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09-04-2008, 09:26 AM
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Yeah don't switch to the classic controls. It pays off to learn the new ones, big time.

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09-04-2008, 09:43 AM
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Yeah don't switch to the classic controls. It pays off to learn the new ones, big time.
I've heard many ones saying so. Well, I'm still using classic controls. Seriously I don't see why the default controls is better. Could you please help me by elaborating more on its advantages.

Advantages of using Classic controls:
- Always using the same button to shoot, even we change the side. As for default control, if we attack upwards or downwards, the shooting is different
- Easy to do slap-shot, just one button
- Easier to do one-timer, since the pass and shot buttons are close to each other
- With default control, dekes and shoots are on the same stick control, sometimes I've made mistakes, deking instead of shooting, or vice-versa.

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09-04-2008, 10:47 AM
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I've heard many ones saying so. Well, I'm still using classic controls. Seriously I don't see why the default controls is better. Could you please help me by elaborating more on its advantages.

Advantages of using Classic controls:
- Always using the same button to shoot, even we change the side. As for default control, if we attack upwards or downwards, the shooting is different
- Easy to do slap-shot, just one button
- Easier to do one-timer, since the pass and shot buttons are close to each other
- With default control, dekes and shoots are on the same stick control, sometimes I've made mistakes, deking instead of shooting, or vice-versa.
agreed...i still use classic and won't even bother with the new controls. you can still use the skill stick for deking and getting a quick shot off.

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09-04-2008, 11:56 AM
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agreed...i still use classic and won't even bother with the new controls. you can still use the skill stick for deking and getting a quick shot off.
You can't do alot of cool moves on classic I love classic too (I wish you could customize your own controls like the way it was before) but on Default you have different kind of stick maneuvers including lifting the opponents stick and putting on the ice.

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09-04-2008, 01:02 PM
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09-04-2008, 01:05 PM
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I'm going to EB either tonight, tomorrow or saturday, to get my refurbished system.

I'm ****in' 7 days away from losing my year warranty.

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09-04-2008, 02:56 PM
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I've heard many ones saying so. Well, I'm still using classic controls. Seriously I don't see why the default controls is better. Could you please help me by elaborating more on its advantages.

Advantages of using Classic controls:
- Always using the same button to shoot, even we change the side. As for default control, if we attack upwards or downwards, the shooting is different
- Easy to do slap-shot, just one button
- Easier to do one-timer, since the pass and shot buttons are close to each other
- With default control, dekes and shoots are on the same stick control, sometimes I've made mistakes, deking instead of shooting, or vice-versa.
I like the "realism" of using the analogue stick to shoot. I like how if I flick the stick hard top corner, the player shoots hard top corner. I like how I can swivel it around to do a backhand, and that I actually have to "wind up" the stick to do a slap shot. Just seems a lot more authentic and interactive than just pushing a button.

I used the classic controls all the way up till 08 (obviously) but I would never consider going back.

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09-04-2008, 03:16 PM
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I've heard many ones saying so. Well, I'm still using classic controls. Seriously I don't see why the default controls is better. Could you please help me by elaborating more on its advantages.

Advantages of using Classic controls:
- Always using the same button to shoot, even we change the side. As for default control, if we attack upwards or downwards, the shooting is different
- Easy to do slap-shot, just one button
- Easier to do one-timer, since the pass and shot buttons are close to each other
- With default control, dekes and shoots are on the same stick control, sometimes I've made mistakes, deking instead of shooting, or vice-versa.
with default control ;

- The shooting motion is different when you go up or down, but the aiming is the same

- The slapshot are done with the left stick only, wich can be considered as one button too

- One-timer are easy to do, you always have a finger on the pass button and your thumb on the stick, you don't even have to switch button.

- After 10 or 15 games, you'll get used to the controls and won't shoot when trying to deke.


It's new (well, it used to be 2 years ago), of course you won't pick it up and play like you did with classic controls. But now, I wouldn't even bother playing a hockey game of this generation where shooting is done with a button. Most of the games are going with the control stick way, especially in sports (tiger woods, fight night, skate). It feels a lot more realistic and you actually have the impression of doing something. The skill stick is the best innovation in a hockey game I've seen in a long time.

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09-04-2008, 07:18 PM
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Well just finished playing the demo. Its amazing! Only 1 week to go.

As for classic vs current control. I find current enables me to deke a lot better, fake shots and have a truck load more fun than classic. That being said this is the first day I use the current set up. I've always used classic before.

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09-04-2008, 08:03 PM
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Its been downloading for 5 minutes and its only at 2%. Is it supposed to take this long?

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09-04-2008, 09:27 PM
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Its been downloading for 5 minutes and its only at 2%. Is it supposed to take this long?
depends on your internet download speed. Its about 900 megs, so check how fast you can download. It took me 20 minutes to get the whole thing. I killed the time by eating a pizza. Then right into the action I went, skating, deking and shooting!

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09-05-2008, 12:54 PM
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Based on demo, I find that NHL 09 is much better than 2K9. What do you think ?
Compared to NHL 08, 09 is slightly better. I find that the gameplay hasn't changed much. I wish the saucer pass is more effective.

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09-05-2008, 01:13 PM
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I wish the saucer pass is more effective.
damn...that's something i was hoping they'd change in 09. oh well.

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09-05-2008, 03:48 PM
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09-05-2008, 04:02 PM
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Well, Sergei Kostitsyn is way too high.

And I assume AK is too low. Way to confuse the two, EA.

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09-05-2008, 06:43 PM
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Koivu 88? It doesnt really matter but Im kind of surprise that Kovalev,Tanguay and Markov are not the Habs highest rated players.

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09-05-2008, 07:16 PM
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so you can control the career of a player, is it from a first person view or just the standard top of the ice view settings that they have for that feature?

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Long time lurker, finally posting. Would love to join you guys in this be a pro mode. Dling the demo for now, can't wait for the full version in a week!

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