SIMULATIONS ONLINE REVIEW
Computer Version 2.0
By Land Sports Inc.
In the often ignored area of text based hockey simulations, it is
refreshing to see a game come out that gives you the feel of professional
Face-Off does just that with version 2.0.
Derived from a board game that has been around roughly forever, this
game captures the true spirit of hockey and does not just rely on stats
based results. Ratings such as intimidation factor, shot blocking,
face-off rating, shadowing rating and others make this a true coaches delight.
Now you know which player to put on the ice against the other teams best
centre to truly do a great checking job and which player to put on the
ice to scare the bejeezus out of the other team.
The point and click interface makes Face-Off Hockey easy to work your
way around and the draft, schedule, coaching and league modules make it
easy to create, edit and maintain leagues. This game was made
specifically with draft leagues in mind so all the functions required to
create and draft teams are within easy reach of the player.
The game itself allows you total control over which players dress, which
line combinations you put on the ice and what style of play you use.
Once the game begins the only real annoyances are that you have to use a
mouse click to get the play-by-play to progress to the next action and
that the description of the play-by-play is repetitive and not all that
exciting to watch. The game does flow like a real hockey game and penalties come
about quite realistically. While it is not the most attractive game
screen to look at, all the information you need is there, score, shots on goal,
penalties, lineups etc. and line changes and editing are an easy mouse
After the game is over you have a variety of stats reports to look
through to find out exactly how things are going for your club. Individual stats
as well as team stats and league leaders are easily accessible.
As far as text based hockey simulations go, this one is right at the top
of my list. Realistic play and an abundance of league and stats options
make this a top performer in the race for the Stanley Cup.
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