Well, sometimes this game is awesome, but most of the time it sucks. Hip-checking is...well lets just say that if you BARELY TOUCH someone who is hipchecking you, you fall down.I've hipchecked someone from 5ft away before, i slammed into the boards and he fell over.
I have an 89 overall on my Defensive D-man, who has 99 body checking,90 aggressiveness, 93 strength,87 balance,etc, and he is 6ft 4in weighing in at 225lb. Guess what,HE BOUNCES OFF OF PEOPLE. He refuses to knock people over on direct collisions,hell sometimes my player even falls over! To make it even worse, i have playmakers with 82 overalls, who have i think 65 body checking? I havent touched aggressiveness or body checking and he's 5ft 7in, he knocks people on their ****'s!
Goalies,the AI GOALIES ARE GARBAGE. I'm playing club(4's) and my goalie covers it,dishes it out RIGHT TO AN OPPOSING PLAYER! WHAT A JOKE! Again, the goalie dishes it out to the wrong team, but this time he's 10 ft out of the crease in a butterfly stance!
Well, I've vented almost enough. One more thing though. BACKDOOR wholy %$#@%$ $&#$, backdoorbackdoorbackdoorBACKDOOR, OMG, some teams ONLY go for backdoors. With a lag/delay induced game, the other team go's backdoor, if they cant they skate back towards the face off dot and go for it again and again and again.Every shot and every goal was a backdoor. We couldnt hit them or block the passes bc 1. the lag, and 2, the failure physics engine in the game.
Have you seen the hipchecks? You lay a hair on them, and you fall over.Sometimes you dont even have to be anywhere near them and you STILL FALL OVER. Get this, im playing D,me and my other dman lie down RIGHT IN FRONT OF AN OPPOSING PLAYER. Guess what. the dude must have 1000 puck control bc his stick and the puck physically went through both my players thighs, and through the other dmans arms, and went 5hole on the goalie. I watched the replay. his stick and puck went through us. YOU DO NOT CONTROL THE PUCK PHYSICALL THROUGH A PLAYER. Datsyuk cant even bring his stick and puck physically through a player.
Oh, and you guys wanna know the glitch shot? If you're lefty, bring the puck out to your left at 9 o'clock and shoot shortside over the goalies shoulder.
This game sucks 99% of the time. Why would i have an 89 Defensive dman, with 99 body checking and such, if he cant even make someone lose puck control, not even knock them down for god's sake!