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# 1 GrandMaster B @ 07/08/11 06:26 PM
Puck shadow needs to be turned off. Goalie running will get abused online especially in EASHL.
 
# 2 TDKing @ 07/08/11 06:33 PM
What! No more spotlight ? Why ? I liked the spotlight. Not a game breaker but that does suck.
 
# 3 Lightbringer719 @ 07/08/11 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TDKing
What! No more spotlight ? Why ? I liked the spotlight. Not a game breaker but that does suck.
Notice that they all feature the road team scoring, and spotlights aren't really used for the away team, so I think the spotlights are still in.
 
# 4 BlueNGold @ 07/09/11 06:26 AM
Good look on the videos (BTW last two links are the same clip).

Something about the movement of the skating looks different, but it's not a bad change.

The goalie bump in the Detroit/Chicago video looked really awkward.

The biggest thing is I wish they'd stop letting ****ty players play during these videos. The guy controlling Detroit kept pulling his d-men away.
 
# 5 TDKing @ 07/09/11 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lightbringer719
Notice that they all feature the road team scoring, and spotlights aren't really used for the away team, so I think the spotlights are still in.
Hee Haw.... Thanks!!
 
# 6 Section_25 @ 07/09/11 11:29 AM
I don't mind Thorne and Clement but is seems like they are saying the same exact commentary as 09,10,and 11. Give us some fresh stuff huh EA? Sheeeesh
 
# 7 Fiddy @ 07/09/11 11:34 AM
how about, hey ea, get with the times here.. get us guys that actually call games on NBC or Versus.

would be great if NBC/Versus and TSN could get in on the NHL series. i mean they promote the most realistic NHL game to date etc, but yet keep us back in pre lockout days with the announcers. sweeeeeet!!
 
# 8 SinisterAlex @ 07/09/11 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiddy
how about, hey ea, get with the times here.. get us guys that actually call games on NBC or Versus.

would be great if NBC/Versus and TSN could get in on the NHL series. i mean they promote the most realistic NHL game to date etc, but yet keep us back in pre lockout days with the announcers. sweeeeeet!!
I could've sworn Thorne and Clement are under contract for one more year. Meaning, maybe for NHL 13 we'll see new commentators?
 
# 9 The Amaizen Blue @ 07/09/11 03:34 PM
Did Corey Crawford just kick Holmstrom?!
 
# 10 Fiddy @ 07/09/11 03:57 PM
im fine with gary and bill, but they need to add 2 others IMO and a between the bench guy as well. maybe keep bill and gary for games of the week or something in season mode and have an option for online games who calls the games as well.
 
# 11 plaidchuck @ 07/09/11 10:13 PM
Hmm the AI D still looked really passive and dumping the puck till seems pointless IMO...
 
# 12 SinisterAlex @ 07/09/11 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I actually like Thorne alot. I just wish they would overhaul the presentation to be more cohesive along the lines of what NBA2k does. Talk about upcoming games, streaks, actually break down periods with commentary. I'm not complaining, I do like alot of the new additions this year and I do feel the game does get better every year but the commentary has gotten stale, there's no denying it.
I think they would be fine IF and I mean if they spoke lines that were relevant to what is said on T.V.

When I get a slashing penalty do you ever hear the analyst say "That looked like a baseball swing, he slashed him so hard!" on T.V? The who script is a joke and needs to be scrapped or the commentators need to be removed.
 
# 13 cup4blues @ 07/10/11 03:15 AM
For how sports game commentary should be done, see NBA 2k11.
 
# 14 Poro24 @ 07/10/11 04:28 AM
At this moment i have lost all my respect to EA. So far this game seems like a tiny small patch to NHL 11 (and NHL 10...). A new game should feel fresh and new. Does this look fresh and new to you?

The budged for this game must be millions, but still they can't add anything new into the presentation. No new stat overlays, no new replay angles, no new lines for commentators, no changes for those old arenas. Someone who doesn't follow hockey could easily think that NHL 08 and NHL 12 are a same game.

If you can be excited about this game, then im happy for you.
 
# 15 Vikes1 @ 07/10/11 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by plaidchuck
Hmm the AI D still looked really passive and dumping the puck till seems pointless IMO...
And dumping the puck is such a big part of the real game...it'll be a shame if '12' [through sliders if need be] doesn't represent this.

I guess for me to be completely fair, if I used manual line changes...I imagine it would force more dump in's for me. But it imo...should really be something that the cpu AI should force much more than currently, due to more realistic aggression.

I love the NHL game, and play all the time. But dang...the up and down gameplay does get a bit dull.
 
# 16 TNA Equalizer @ 07/10/11 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Poro24
If you can be excited about this game, then im happy for you.
I know I am excited for it, perhaps being lucky enough to play an early build of NHL 12 at community day helps that matter. Don't get me wrong I've had my gripes with this series and I get where some of it legitimately comes from. I've also seen a lot of absurd requests/demands about various game series (not just NHL) coming from people that think development takes no effort, a company has an endless budget, or that developers are being lazy.

Though to suggest that NHL 12 is merely a small patch would be selling the game's development team short of the effort they put forward trying to produce the as good of a hockey experience as they are able to do with what they have. In a annual franchise I would believe the development time window is limited and you have to pick and choose how to spend your limited time working on the game. Call me crazy though.

Sorry you feel that way though and perhaps, I admit, my view might be a tad bit different if I was in the same boat as prior years before the game launched.
 
# 17 savoie2006 @ 07/10/11 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Poro24
At this moment i have lost all my respect to EA. So far this game seems like a tiny small patch to NHL 11 (and NHL 10...). A new game should feel fresh and new. Does this look fresh and new to you?

The budged for this game must be millions, but still they can't add anything new into the presentation. No new stat overlays, no new replay angles, no new lines for commentators, no changes for those old arenas. Someone who doesn't follow hockey could easily think that NHL 08 and NHL 12 are a same game.

If you can be excited about this game, then im happy for you.
I'll agree based on what we've seen, but we haven't really seen much, so I think you're jumping the gun a bit. So maybe you don't really have reason to be calling it a must buy at this point, but I wouldn't call it a patch of NHL11 until you've played the full version.
 
# 18 plaidchuck @ 07/10/11 07:15 PM
Also another thing, notice the same old crappy short side goal in one of the videos? I think it's kind of odd how the hardest place to score in real life is the go to place for a shot in this game.
 
# 19 ChaseB @ 07/10/11 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by plaidchuck
Also another thing, notice the same old crappy short side goal in one of the videos? I think it's kind of odd how the hardest place to score in real life is the go to place for a shot in this game.
I don't really agree with this. The goalie was clearly screened, went down early when he couldn't see and was readying to push to the other side of the net. Caps player snuck down into the slot and roofed one.

Completely different style of short side goal than what you would normally see in NHL 11 where someone comes and just slappers it or wrap wristers it short side high. It was an organic scoring chance after a poor clearing attempt -- it's the exact thing NHL needs to do more of.
 
# 20 plaidchuck @ 07/10/11 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaseB
I don't really agree with this. The goalie was clearly screened, went down early when he couldn't see and was readying to push to the other side of the net. Caps player snuck down into the slot and roofed one.

Completely different style of short side goal than what you would normally see in NHL 11 where someone comes and just slappers it or wrap wristers it short side high. It was an organic scoring chance after a poor clearing attempt -- it's the exact thing NHL needs to do more of.
Yeah I agree it did stem from a good scoring chance but it still doesn't convince me that the cheese slappers and loaded wristers are gone. Also the AI self-pinning is still there..
 

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