Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WAA - 3 on 3 NHL Arcade

Wow, posting is slow these days. Work is keeping me crazy busy. Expect a burst of posts once things settle down on that front. For now, enjoy a little WAA courtesy of EA's shockingly crappy NHL Arcade title.

The "One With Combat"Award: "Race to Victory"
Win a game by being the first to score 15 goals. I'll put it blunty...this game is STUPID easy. The cpu's defense is okay, but their offense is abysmal. You'll have little trouble winning a game.

The "Mile High Club" Award: "Super Speed"
By checking opponents, you can make power-ups appear on the ice. There's an Achievement for scoring two goals under the effects of each boost. Most of them are pretty useful, but I found Super Speed to be decidedly unhelpful in scoring goals because your player is largely out of control. Still, this is far from what I'd call "difficult".

The "Seriously..." Award: "Let's Play"
No grinding in this super-easy game, but finding someone online who's playing at the same time as you could have you waiting for a while.

The "Little Rocket Man" Award: "Over and Out"
The true purpose of hockey - to check an unwitting opponent right over the boards!

The Scientist Gone Gamer Award: "Trickster"
Score a goal with a trick shot and score this picture of a top hat with magic(?) coming out...get it?

Achievement Set Rating - 3
Well, the game is dumb, shallow, and piss-easy so there really aren't a lot of possibilities for potential Achievements. With that in mind, I guess they covered their bases. That still doesn't excuse the lame icons though.

Achievement Difficulty Rating - 1
If you can find someone to play a game with you online (you don't even have to win), then this is a couple hour's worth of effort tops.

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