Reviews and Problems with NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
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Eastside Hockey Manager (PC)
22 May 2009
Excerpt: There are probably hundreds of PC games developed by students in the privacy of their dorm rooms every year. Some likely never travel beyond that developers PC, while other may get distributed to a few friends at the university. Many times, these titles are too flawed or basic to merit any interest outside of the developer's circle of friends.
Excerpt: Sports Interactive is known for continually improving each individual series
of games they produce. Occasionally they hit a speed bump, usually due to the
addition of a new facet/element, but their track record of evolving their sports
management titles to properly reflect the challenges of real-life sports management
Summary: With a simulation as good as NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007, you might not need the real NHL anymore. Sports Interactive's incredibly detailed and lifelike look at pro hockey is back with a bulked-up feature set, an overhauled menu system, and all sorts of artificial intelligence enhancements that make for amazingly authentic computer management decisions. While this series has been fantastic from the very beginning, this edition of the game is clearly the best ever.
Pros: Incredible depth and accuracy, astute artificial intelligence that knows its way around the salary cap, trading and player movement so smart that it seems like real hockey professionals are making management decisions
Cons: Sim times are a little on the slow side, Audio presentation is still pretty minimal
Conclusion: Sports Interactive have another great series on their hands. The appeal of the game may be strongest in North America and Canada but fans of SI's other titles should definitely give the game a go. It's not as refined as the final Championship Manager game from SI but it's obvious that it's going to be to ice hockey fans what the Championship Manager series has been and what the Football Manager series will be to football fans.
Excerpt: NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, an introduction. Last year we saw the first management game from Sports Interactive that wasn't based on football. It was surprising because Sports Interactive always maintained that they would only concentrate on sports where they had the knowledge to make everything as realistic as possible. What casual observers might not have known was that new members had been added to the Sports Interactive team.
Summary: Do Canadians really know hockey best? Finnish game developer Risto Remes and UK sports management sim legend Sports Interactive (best known for the Championship Manager series of soccer sims) are putting that platitude to the test with NHL Eastside Hockey Manager, the most comprehensive treatment of the coolest game on Earth ever seen in a game.
Conclusion: Another Sports Interactive series with great potential. This shareware title has certainly moved forward, but is still lagging behind its football counterpart in some key areas. Overall its a great title, but will ultimately hold only limited appeal to British players, and it may also be worth picking up the new sequel instead.
Conclusion: NHL Eastside Hockey Manager does have a few short falls compared to previous management games by Sports Interactive but this is definitely a game to get excited about, and as it will take quite a bit of getting used to you have the perfect excuse to get out of doing DIY and the washing up! Result!!
Summary: On n'arrêtera donc jamais Sports Interactive. Après le foot avec Football Manager, pourquoi ne pas conquérir et dominer le créneau de la gestion de management de hockey ? Tel est le pari relevé avec brio par ce troisième opus de la série NHL Eastside Hockey Manager.