Originally Posted by Vulcan2422
I found something funny, most people that lost in the playoffs, quit. Odd......
I was going to comment wondering about the quality of goals in that final series, but I didn't want to start trouble. At the end of the day, it is what it is...and NHL 13 plays the way it plays. I don't regret my decision to trade it in for one second. Instead of people saying that the difference is 12 is for "gamers" and 13 is for "hockey fans" , I'd say the difference is 12 is for people who like controlling the outcome and 13 is for people who like participating in the outcome.
I guess if people think "realism" means just being out there and having things happen in front of you...but not really being able to dictate how the game goes (unless you play REALLY bad), then you could say 13 is more realistic. In terms of being one player, maybe you could even say that's true. But when you have a whole team, working together and doing the right things, there should be some level of control over whether you win or lose.
I think that's why 12 feels so much better for Club play. When you lose, most of the time, you can point back to mistakes that your own team made...whether it's breakaways or wide open slapshots from the point or allowing guys to streak across the slot for open shots. Those are high scoring chances where the goalie is the last line of defense. Even if he gives up a rebound goal on those kinds of shots, you can't really blame him because he likely had to make a tough save to begin with.
But when you're passing the puck on net to get a rebound or throwing a backhander from the blueline that hits off 3 players and then gets put in...I don't know how you can feel like a skilled player. Some people might enjoy that I guess, but I guess some people like being peed on too, lol. Really, that's what I should have said when the guy at Gamestop asked me how I liked NHL 13. "Well, it's like being peed on. Some people like it, I guess."