Let's have a video games thread here and start it with one befitting to sportschan.
Recently reinstalled NHL 2002 I think I can spare 15 minutes daily for a match.
My passion toward hockey started when I was a kid back in the '90s when I watched the Winter Olympics (can't remember which one). I especially liked the netminders. Then later I had the luck to acquire NHL 94. It was awesome. I dunno why but I ended up playing with Chicago Blackhawks a lot and when I got NHL 99 I chose again that team for the familiar names. Tho I think at that time Roenick just signed up with Phoenix I can't remember well now. Beside him from '94 I still remember Joe Murphy, Chelios, Coffey, Brent Sutter and ofc Eddie Belfour. NHL 99 I played the most, with normal 20 minutes periods and 82 matches per season. Despite this much "practice" I've never got really good at defence and while I could still beat most opponents on the second hardest difficulty they scored so much against me I rather just played on the second easiest (I think there were 4 difficulty levels) and gave three advantages (it was some minor setting) to the opponents.
Much later I wanted a game where I could play consecutive seasons and not just restart the one and ended up playing NHL 2002 which is notable of it's wacky color commentary, since I found NHL 2006 not satisfactory (can't remember now why). I played liek only two seasons however.
So now reinstalled it again. Set up a season. Fantasy draft, because it's fun. I'm aware of the trade exploit, where I can trade a player for a 1 point better then that for a 1 point even better and go around trading with teams in cycles, start with a player with 70 Overall rating and end up with Joe Sakic. However I thought I rather not waste too much time trading just concentrate on players whom I want to get during draft. And left to pick the goalie late instead of grabbing whom I wanted. I thought I could just circletrade and upgrade it to my preferred one.
How naive I was. These faggots don't want to trade goalies, no matter what I offer. How the fuck I'm gonna do it? I don't wanna create a custom tender with awesome stats to trade in. I also don't want to take control of other team and trade manually (I'm not sure if doable actually), and I really don't want to restart the draft pick. Hell.
Oh, haven't noticed you replied.
Now that I'm looking at screenshots I'm not sure which was it what I started with. But maybe because the title was different on console and on PC (the latter version I had).
Creating a new roster is a Sisyphean task for sure. Maybe there's a trick to copy the stats from a fresh game so it doesn't need typing player by player…
I decided to play with the goalies I have and see if I can trade later. Or next season if I stick with the game. Beat Canucks 5 to 1 for first game. I think I will give advantages for the opponent to make them more formidable or fiddle with the difficulty settings - it is possible to change behaviours and player capabalities and such - to make the matches more fair without stepping up one full difficulty.
Maybe I should do that but I just want a couple of minutes entertainment and not a formidable challenge. Maybe with exhibition games.
Now that's a novel idea.
Great many things to fiddle with and make things more difficult.
Emotion Effect, Game Speed, Speed Burst Strength and Length, Fatigue and it's Recovery Rate, Aggression, Injury Frequency, Hitting Power, Fall Recovery, Shot Blocking Frequency, Pass Interceptions, Pass Accuracy and Speed, Shot Accuracy, Puck Elasticity and Friction, Puck Retention, Goalie Rebounds, Puck Control. Quite the list.
And there is boost, Player (the AI controlled skaters) and Goalie. I'm not sure what is changed by these sliders.
oh cool you guys are still here
this is just your bunker ya?
>>259>this is just your bunker ya?
It's the half-living monument of Kansas City?
Well, yes. I hope it remains such as I liek End and we made frens there I don't feel it fair to abandon it. But the devil doesn't sleep so who knows. I have nothing against sportschan and Dddudeman was kind to set this up for us fast. Without being sentimental I'm grateful for that. I'm open to have conversation (albeit slow) with any of you guys here.
I play the updates and post rarely on their forums. They not only do updated everything but also some small gameplay tweaks it's a tradition for me to blow through at least a season usally many more each year. It's just the tightest hockey gams I've ever played and the community keeps it alive which is super cool.
it's not like sack-itch?
That's how they said it in NHL 99 and I would think that's the correct form. But who knows.