Me and my roommate got this game recently. Avid hockey fans, never owned or really played an NHL game before. We played against eachother on the regular difficulty setting and had a couple of 2-0, 1-0, 2-1 kind of games. All well and good. We decided to switch to co-op (since I was winning ;D) and...what. Just...what?
We found ourselves getting penalized probably 2-3 times a period. Almost every pass gets picked and it seems like our goalie just lets them fly by almost every time they take a shot. Meanwhile, we're setting up awesome crosses in the slot and the CPU goalie appears to be superhuman. Our best game was us as a Legends team vs. the freaking Islanders, and we lost 4-1. After about 25 Wayne Gretzky one timers being stonewalled later, we decided to tinker with the difficulty. Set it to rookie.
We won 15-4, our Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg. OK, too easy. Set it to pro mode, "casual" setting.
14-12 (o-O) ...OK. Back to pro, we can handle this!
...3-0 Anaheim over our CBJ, we got probably 12 shots. Almost every pass was a turnover, every time we got in front of the goal we got knocked on our ass.
It can't be that hard, can it? I refuse to believe it. We're having a hell of a time winning faceoffs, too. We're usually pretty solid at sports games! o_O Is there a set of difficulty sliders where we can actually find a bit of a learning curve? Or are we making some beginner mistake everybody does and eventually adjusts to? I don't get it <.<
Any help is appreciated. Yes, internet trolldom, I'm aware we blow ass through a straw. Not helping : /
For fun tune your sliders offline and play offline. For a challenge play online. You can tune whatever aspect youre weak in to your favor until you get better at it. If face off are a problem tune faceoff difficulty down and work on forhand backhand tieups and stick lifts.
Note: stick lift beats backhand a majority of the time and tie up beats forhand most of the time. Its kind of a game of rock paper scissors.
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