NHL 08 Thread

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  1. Bob Todd

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    got this game this morning:smashin:

    sofar I have only had a dable and its far more free flowing then my current favourite NHL 2k7 which is full of cheesy goals including a few I personally found having won over 700 games;)

    The skill stick is great (2ksports are ripping it off for 2k8)

    sofar I have met with 2 minor downers

    1. U need to give a blood and urin sample before you can get to the online lobbys on EA's server

    2. It locked up while I was in practice mode:rolleyes:

    more later

    My online name is MinceBag I look forward to putting you through the boards and rapin you with Jagr's Rangers:devil:
     
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    Downloaded the demo of this off the us store and it's mighty fun. Like you coming from 2k7 I was looking for something a little less cheesy and for the first time since the mid 90s I've played an EA title and been genuinely hooked.

    The skill stick control system is superb and a much more intuitive interface. You still don't feel as in control of the game as you do in 2k7, but the game play is much more fluid and feels more authentic.

    The commentary is brill after being used to 2k7.

    Will prolly pick this title up when it's in the shops around here.
     
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    Just bought this yesterday, I have NHL 07 on the 360 which is a great game. In my opinion last years and now this years EA versions are much better than the 2k series and thats coming from someone who played the 2K versions for many years.

    The skill stick system first introduced in last years game brought a whole new take to the series. I've only played a few games so far of 08 on PS3 but am very impressed, possibly the best sports game around in my opinion.
     
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    There has been some mention on IGN that the game suffers from frame rate drops on the ps3 compared to the x360 - just for info would you concur with this or is it smooth graphics?
     
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    the slight stutter is not ingame, only during cutscenes

    this can only be poor programming as the ps3 is the more powerful machine:thumbsdow
     
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    Or M$ paying EA off.:D
    Look at ign review of madden 07 for 360 and ps3. They state that the ps3 one is better.

    First attempt on a new platform and its better, fast forward a year to 08 and the ps3 version sucks. How did that happen?
    A year longer to program the ps3 and it goes from better to worse.
    As do all EA sports games on the ps3.

    Now the old we don't know that hardware enough excuse goes out the window when a year ago they could make it better then.

    More like we make the best game for you if you pay us more.

    Sorry for rant, anyway played demo not bad and the lag is only in cut scenes.
     
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    That's not strictly true. FIFA 08 is actually 60fps on the PS3 as well as the 360.
     
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    well 90% of them.
     
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    I noticed it too, in the replays and cutscenes the slowdown is plenty noticeable for me, but during gameplay it's fast enough, at a solid 30fps.

    It is very much a case of EA doing the game for the 360, then converting to ps3 I think.

    Until Sony move more consoles that's what we're going to get with 3rd party titles :(

    PS3 format issues aside, it's still the best hockey game ever.
     
  10. Bob Todd

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    upto level 7 online skill ranking on this game, it be so frustrating, especially against a good defensive player, yet so rewarding
     
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    gonna trade in COD3 and get this tonight i think
     
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    Could anyone please confirm that the US version works on UK machines, also what about the other EA franchises.

    Thanks
     
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    Got my copy of it today and absolutely love it, best hockey game i've ever played.

    The slowdown in 'cutscenes' is much less noticeable than in the demo so they've done some optimisation I guess.

    Just scored an amazing goal where I took a slapshot from the point, it bounced off the cross bar into the back of the goalie spilled out into the crease then hit the sidebar only for an opposition player to kick it in!

    Great game love it!
     
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    Duke :thumbsup::rotfl:
     
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    got this the other day, excelent game.
     
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    Sorry to be a nusiance, but has anyone got a US version, could they confirm EA games are region free.

    Thanks
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    All PS3 games are region free regardless of the developer/publisher at least for offline play. For online some are region specific although I wouldn't know about NHL 08 regards that.
     
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    hi,

    bought this game last week and am well happy with it.

    have one question though. the blu-ray drive seems to really work over time when say loading a list of teams or something. eg. you might view the league table and the team logos/badges won't load up instantaneously...instead you can hear the blu-ray drive working away as it plays catch up to load the images.

    is this just a drawback from running the game directly off the blue-ray. on another point any ideas why more ps3s don't come with an 'install to hdd' option? maybe a space issue i suppose.
     
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    I noticed that, it's infuriating, and the one blight on an otherwise outstanding game.
     
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    got rid of this now. gets very boring very fast!
     
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    ok...one more issue i have with this game.

    from looking on various forums a lot of people appear to have this game freezing on them - mainly in dynasty mode. the general workaround for this seems to be shut off auto-save.

    i have done this but have had a couple of hangs/freezes since. both times in dynasty mode; once simulating a couple a days play in the calendar view and the other loading a game (where the sixaxis is displayed on screen detailing the buttons etc.)

    anybody else having problems like this, even after turning off autosave?

    tnx again!
     
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    no but i have a problem not being able to advance team selections in the odd online game
     
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    Yes me! Thank god I'm not alone, thought something was wrong with my ps3 or disk. Such a pain since it hard locks the console :(

    Half the reason I bought a console was to get away from this sort of nonsense :(
     
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    thanks for the reply kar - just to make sure...you still get the crashes even with 'autosave' off?

    i hear ya on how much of a nuisance this is! the ps3 is the fist time i've used a games console for years - my old ps2 has been gathering dust whilst i've been doing all my gaming on the pc!

    crashes on pcs i understand, with all the different variables to consider, so a bit confused as to why console games can crash given the devs 'know' the hardware the customer is on!

    probably just need more first/second party software i suppose or else hope EA start developing on the PS3 rather than just porting across (as i gather is the case!)
     
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    I managed to come across a fix for the annoying problem of it trying to download rosters every time you connect, if you go into your game data and delete the downloaded roster, reconnect to the online service and re-download it and that's it, it shouldn't force you to update it again
     
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    This fixes the dynasty problem too :clap::clap:
     
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    Touchee.

    I got this one yesterday, and it froze during loading on one of the practice modes....

    Does EA do updates for this game? I had a look around the various menus, however no such option.... maybe have to go to EA's website?
     
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    Got this as an unexpected gift from someone at Christmas but they bought me the US version and for some reason it only plays in black and white. I also got Virtua Tennis 3 (US) and it plays in full colour on the same TV. Any reason why NHL 08 is in black and white? or anything I can do about it? I use a scart cable to connect to an older TV.

    EDIT: It seems NHL 08 (USA release) is in NTSC 60 HZ display mode and my oldish TV set can't display it whereas other NTSC games I have can play in 50 HZ and work perfectly.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6133489#post6133489
     
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    hi just picked this up if anyone fanices a game please add me,

    psn - lisbonlion
     

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