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#1 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

I have been looking at both games and trying to decide if it is worth it for me to spend the extra money on NHL 14. So does NHL 14 add any new features or make any major improvements?

#2 Edited by GeminonTraveler (155 posts) -

@cynical_buzzard said:

I have been looking at both games and trying to decide if it is worth it for me to spend the extra money on NHL 14. So does NHL 14 add any new features or make any major improvements?

14 by far. huge improvements to goal tending, physics, and player interaction. AI is still a bit exploitable but overall it is a better game.

thanks to the improved goal tending, you dont see as many (if any) really cheap goals. goalies are much more responsive and aware of the puck. 13 technically had more improvements, but 14 has all those improvements, and a large helping of refinement.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2847 posts) -

I heard nhl 13 wasn't good. But 14 made improvements worth a purchase.

#4 Edited by Murderstyle75 (4171 posts) -

You should have bought it during the second week of the Christmas sale. NHL 14 was only $15 for plus members.

#5 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

@Murderstyle75 said:

You should have bought it during the second week of the Christmas sale. NHL 14 was only $15 for plus members.

I wish I would of known that, that would of saved me a ton of money.

Luckily I have some Best Buy gift cards from Christmas so I will have to only pay around 20 bucks or so.

#6 Edited by d_parker (1715 posts) -

Have them both and I'd give the slight nod to NHL 14. I originally purchased NHL14 for the retro mode but I found it to be quite a let down - my NHL nemesis and I played a couple games and we'll never go back to it.

If you just want a quick hockey game and aren't concerned about rosters, NHL 10 and NHL 11 are more than fine.

As for a quick fun game of hockey (not like the sterile version we get with the current NHL series) you might want to try EA's 3 on 3 Arcade Hockey via PSN - very fun stuff.

#7 Posted by Zombiekiller360 (374 posts) -

NHL14 blows 13 out of the water, the gameplay is so much smoother.

#8 Posted by robokill (1064 posts) -

neither, they both suck, a lot. I could write on an essay about how much they suck. If you buy one I hope you like loading screens: the game (most time spent waiting to play wins)

#9 Posted by GeminonTraveler (155 posts) -

@robokill said:

neither, they both suck, a lot. I could write on an essay about how much they suck. If you buy one I hope you like loading screens: the game (most time spent waiting to play wins)

gee thats funny because that series is probably the single most decorated sports game series on the market currently.

#10 Edited by robokill (1064 posts) -

@geminontraveler said:

@robokill said:

neither, they both suck, a lot. I could write on an essay about how much they suck. If you buy one I hope you like loading screens: the game (most time spent waiting to play wins)

gee thats funny because that series is probably the single most decorated sports game series on the market currently.

that doesn't make them good, they simply aren't. The loading screens are unacceptable, the inability for the AI to stay onside is even worse and the terrible glitchiness... well, it makes it garbage. Playing goalie my guy literally levitates through the post while I get scored on, yeah that's fun, time to stare at a loading screen. I was in an online team with a bunch of people in my city but nobody plays because the consensus is the game isn't worth spending time on.

#11 Edited by GeminonTraveler (155 posts) -

@robokill said:

@geminontraveler said:

@robokill said:

neither, they both suck, a lot. I could write on an essay about how much they suck. If you buy one I hope you like loading screens: the game (most time spent waiting to play wins)

gee thats funny because that series is probably the single most decorated sports game series on the market currently.

that doesn't make them good, they simply aren't. The loading screens are unacceptable, the inability for the AI to stay onside is even worse and the terrible glitchiness... well, it makes it garbage. Playing goalie my guy literally levitates through the post while I get scored on, yeah that's fun, time to stare at a loading screen. I was in an online team with a bunch of people in my city but nobody plays because the consensus is the game isn't worth spending time on.

actually.... it does make them good. because consensus says they are good. and consensus is what determines if things are good or not.....

if a million people say something is good, and 10 people say it isnt... then the consensus is that it is good, whether you like it or not.

#12 Edited by robokill (1064 posts) -

a million people don't say it's good, the game is objectively bad. There are too many flaws for them to be considered good:

1.more loading screen than game playing

2.glitchy goalies levitating through nets

3. terrible, TERRIBLE A.I. that NHL 2k11 did better 4 years ago

4. stupid nonsensical player progression in be a gm

5. horrible lag online

6. blurry graphics that induce headaches

7. ridiculous EA rubberbanding and in game momentum where getting puck away can be literally impossible and losing games 2-1 while outshooting the opponent 50-10 happens regularly.

8. horrendous menu setup with zero customization, EASHL boots you to the main menu that you have to go through over and over, add it up if you play over 100 games and you are losing hours of time trying to get back into a game.

I could go on and on, the only reason people think this garbage is good is because EA has the monopoly while Sega produced vastly superior games from years ago with AI that would actually resemble a hockey game. If you really think it's good you are sorely deluded and know nothing about hockey, there are too many flaws for it to be considered good. I mean, the AI is incapable of staying onside on the rush, that's stuff games older than a decade did better, simply unacceptable.