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Old 09-08-2010, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by matthughesfan21 View Post
That's not the case at all...Sure you can just shoot everytime you get the puck, but I doubt you will get a goal...I mean I guess that's the strategy if your playing other people who have no idea how to play, but that can go for madden as well. Just throw long balls all game

but if you are playing good people, you have to know strategy and alot about the sport. The controls aren't very easy for a newbie either unless you are using the classic controls...The default controls are fantastic if you are familiar with the game, but its tricky if you are just starting out...Deking, evasive skating, pursuit, and passing plays(multiple passes to set up a scoring opportunity) are not things that a new player will be any good at. I've played friends who just have that "shoot the little black dot at the goal" approach. and I use actual game strategy and win 15-0...If I play someone who knows how to play, it could be 3-2.....The same can be said for madden...2 newbies playing each other could score 40 each, 1 newbie and 1 expert, the expert wins by 50...2 experts, it could be 10-7
You are misinterpreting what I am saying. NHL is a game that people pick up and play and can find exciting because it's more directly focused on gameplay. I never said there was no strategy involved in NHL, but it's nothing like Madden. You can't just throw long balls all game long in Madden, because even against an amateur you will end up getting burned. You still need to know how to mix up your strategy. By default, Football is a game that requires more strategy time than Hockey, it's not a slight against Hockey it's just how it is.

I'm not just saying that either, I have actually owned or extensively played just about every single EA sports game in existence going back to Madden and NHL 94. I realize the new controls in NHL are more detailed, but the game moves a lot faster and is more constant action than Madden is, so naturally more "gamers" are going to find that appealing. Thats exactly why this years Madden is leaner and focused on cutting the game times down and giving more exciting action on the field than in the past.

Don't get me wrong, I like both games and I'm pretty much into any EA Sports game, but I just prefer Madden over NHL in terms of personal enjoyment. I also think Madden's dynasty mode is more fun than NHL's, although they got better last year with the "Be a GM" mode.
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