EA aims to light the lamp again with the '08 edition of its annual hockey game. This year, runs on an all-new skating engine, which means new analog speed control of the left stick that gives you the variance you need to glide into the zone with control or get a burst of speed to step up on a defender. You have the control to perform crossovers to maintain speed or carve tight turns for an immediate change in direction. Also added are new Skill Stick Moments, where you have more control over 1-on-1 matchups. Use your stick to push the puck into space and walk around your defender. Once you're all alone in front, improved stick handling and shooting accuracy will give you the toolset to beat your goaltender for that decisive goal. On the sim side, players can develop AHL players from all 29 minor league AHL teams -- play favorites rising stars or be a GM and manage a team as they develop into candidates for the pro circuit.
Product Features & Details
- Skill Stick Moments -- The Skill Stick Gave You The Power To Deke The Goalie In Nhl 07 ?? Now You Can Own The 1-on-1 Matchup And Undress Opposing Defenseman With Complete Control Use Your Stick To Push The Puck Into Space And Walk Around Your Defender. Once You’re All Alone In Front, Improved Stick Handling And Shooting Accuracy Will Give You The Toolset To Beat Your Goaltender For That Decisive Goal.
- On The Fly Ai -- Dynamic Ai Adjusts To Your Every Move Both On Offense And Defense, Promising To Challenge Even The Most Skilled Hockey Players. The Intelligent Cpu Scouts Your Tendencies Like A Coach And Makes The Necessary Adjustments To Shut Down Your Money Plays, Forcing You To Adjust Your Style Of Play.
- Create Custom Plays -- Take Any Team Into Practice Mode And Train Them To Run Custom Rush And In-zone Plays In Game. Do You Want Your Team To Run Cycle Plays Down Low? Or Feed The Point For A One-timer? Record The Exact Movements Of Each Player In Practice Mode And Watch As Your Team’s Ai Executes Them In Gameplay.
- All-new Skating Engine -- New Analog Speed Control Of The Left Stick Gives You The Variance You Need To Glide Into The Zone With Control Or Get A Burst Of Speed To Step Up On A Defender. With New Skating Animations And Responsiveness, You Have The Control To Perform Crossovers To Maintain Speed Or Carve Tight Turns For An Immediate Change In Direction.
- Develop Ahl Players -- 29 Ahl Teams ?? The Top Developmental League For The Nhl ?? Are Exclusively Featured And Fully Playable. Develop Your Talent With Their Minor Affiliate Until You Are Ready To Call Them Up For The Show. Be The Gm And Manage Your Team From The Ground Up While Staying Under The Salary Cap.
- Goalie Mode -- Take On The Hardest Job In Sports And Seize Control Of Your Goaltender With A New 3rd Person Camera. Stack The Pads, Butterfly And Make Glove Saves With Your Entire Team Depending On You.
- Authentic Presentation -- From Player Likeness, To The Signature Jersey Tucks And Sock Preferences ?? Each Athlete Is Rendered With A Meticulous Attention To Detail To Create A Truly Authentic On-ice Experience.
|Platform||Sony Playstation 3|
|ESRB Rating||E10+ - Everyone 10+|
|Genre||Hockey, Sports||ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence|
|Number of Players||1-12|
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