True Performance Skating is back and even better this year with over 1000 new skating animations for both puck handlers and defensemen. The ability to perform one-touch dekes really helps out the lesser skilled players but also gives those veteran gamers even more control. And for those of you that like to play goalie or at least need a solid net minder you have no worries. The entire goalie system has been tweaked and made better allowing goalies to be even more responsive than before, but donít worry as there are new ways of scoring such as screening the goalie and just beating him with a great deke. Ití definitely not a walk in the park to score a goal, at least itís not for me.
NHL 14 has no shortage of game modes either. Youíve got everything from the Hockey Ultimate team mode to online and offline be A pro modes. In the new Be A Pro mode you can live the life of a player going through the ranks of professional hockey answering to the media, making decisions and selecting endorsement deals. You can choose to start out in the CHL and work your way up to the NHL, or perhaps you just want to jump in the shoes of an existing star in either of the leagues. Thatís totally up to you.
If you want to play online you can head to head matchups or choose to play in the EASHL, Hockey Ultimate Team or perhaps a GM Connected League. Youíll have the option to play through seasons in all of the online modes so itís your choice as to what type of game mode you want to play. The EASHL is very popular among franchise veterans as this allows you to become a legendary player online, win actual cups and be named to online all-star teams. The HUT mode also has a season mode now where you can take your fantasy card team online against others across the world in an organized fashion.