Digitalgypsy66 wrote:AndrÃƒÂ© wrote:Sad part is I'd do it only for NHL. I'm a PC gamer and spend money on new hardware every 2 years.
The next gen version must hit the PC soon or I'll start a rally to protest outside EA's offices.
That said we're not getting it this year....
Yep, that has been officially confirmed over on the EA NHL forums. I've been reading that the release date is now the end of October, not early September like the consoles. I can't confirm that.
I'm not sure I want to pay for 2006 (again) with new rosters. They can't even get those right half the time.
07, 07, 08 and now 09. The same game four years straight. Also 06 is the worst NHL ever by EA (and 09 will be the 16th game) when looking at the menues. The stat lists show 8 names per box, one has to scroll after that. Same with the standings. The box used for those screens is one fourth of the screen. The line changing menu is even worse, by far the worst ever. 4 seperate boxes that one has to scroll between with the keyboard or gamepad (no mouse cursor). One highlights a player then gets a list of the roster, scrolls down to the replacement and clicks again. That'll replace the player one first highlighed but not make the replacement automaticly switch place with the guy you replaced. Everything takes forever.
In NHL 93. Yes, 93 they had 12 sweaters for skaters and 6 for defeseman clearly ordered after lines and pairings with the whole roster in a list to the right and one could just drag names from that list to whatever position one wanted that player. Why keep doing something that was great? Naaah, let's **** up, and 16 years later do something stupid, idiotic and alot worse, and than repeat that for four years straight! Yeah, that'd be swell.
Funny thing is how the gaming media didn't react to this until last year. EA shipped the same game for three years straight (except some minor, minor changes) before the grades went down. Kind of funny since for example Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 got a low grade bacause it was so similiar to the first part. EA must pay IGN and whoever.
Also love how they hype an old feature as something new. "This year we've got the revolutiory skill stick!" which in the pc version meant controlling the stick sideways which was there already on nhl 04 I think. This even on the next gen version for 07, the stick was nothing more than that.
Not to mention the PC is the best platform for modders and an online community, is also has the best avaiable hardware. Bah.
I've ranted about this before but it's so frustrating I can't resist