Blades of Steel vs. Ice Hockey
Which game is the one where you choose your team out of big guys who were slow but could hit and skinny guys who were fast but would totally get creamed; and which game is the one that sucks?
Based on the covers, Ice Hockey looks to be the lame-o here.
I remember playing the good one (I’m thinking Blades of Steel) at my cousin’s house along with Mario 2 (or maybe 3).
I’ll report back.
I can help with this. Ice Hockey had the big/little guys. Don’t forget the all-important medium guys! The best part of Blades of Steel is the opening screen where it says “Blades of Steel” in an awesome voice. AND the fighting. If I recall, the actual hockey in Ice Hockey was way better. I’m interested to hear your “thoughts”
I know! Man was I upside down on all that… I’ve played each a bit already and frankly, they’re hard to get into. Such a massive difference from even NHL 94…
Word. Some games have an undeniable appeal (see Super Mario Bros. et al.), but others were just poor abstractions. Now we have much better abstractions. Also, I promise you it’s worth spending a week on the new NHL controls.
Whatever Matt. You and your smart replies 🙂
Side note: I’ve been spending time on the new controls and I’m getting better… slowly… though I find I just want to get back to whupping the CPU 10-0, not grinding out a win 4-3 in OT. Maybe I just like hockey on easy mode? 🙂
Totally fair, dude. I REALLY like whooping the computer 10-0, so I promise that you can get there. Maybe adjust the sliders? Definitely turn off adaptive AI. Turn up your shot and turn down their goalie. Voila!
Thanks for putting “thoughts” in quotation marks MB.
I didn’t notice that! I think he’s cussing with me!
Happy to do it. I do it all for the fans. What the cuss?
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