NHL 10: Over 200 "Refinements," First-Person Fighting
Remember in "Swingers," when they were sitting there playing hockey on the Genesis and Mike asked why they had taken the fighting out of the new version? And the reply was, "I don't know, I think kids were hitting each or something, man." But then Trent went and made "little Wayne's head bleed" on the ice...?
Well, what better way to encourage fighting in a flagging sport than to turn it into a first-person bashfest in the newest NHL installment. According to a press release found at MCV UK, EA has revealed the details of this year's NHL 10, and one of the updates includes a shift from third-person to first-person view during fights. Of course, one can expect a horde of other upgrades and "refinements," and these will include fans that bang on the glass, a brand new physics engine, and true-to-life player reactions and fatigue. It should be the most realistic hockey title yet but we just can't get over this whole first-person fighting thing. Oh, and if a "skill player" is involved, his teammates will definitely leap to his defense, so if Crosby starts throwing punches, you can bet other Pittsburgh players will move in to help and protect. In all, hockey fans will be happy to know that NHL 10 will have "over 200 gameplay refinements" in total, and this includes a new 360-degree precision passing mechanic that just sounds awesome. It'll definitely be worth your attention if you're a follower of the sport.
The hockey playoffs are really heating up - we've already seen several Game 7s - so now's a good time to start hyping the new game. Makes sense, yes? Oh yeah, and if you haven't seen "Swingers," you're no longer allowed to read my articles.
Related Game(s): NHL 10
5/14/2009 Ben Dutka