History VideoGame / NHLHockey

30th Dec '16 12:19:50 PM Nas160
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''NHL '99'', where the menus had a grittier feel to them. However, this didn't change the content of the game.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Around the mid-late 90's, debatably between ''NHL '99'', where 97'' and ''2000'', the menus intro videos, menu music, and general menu interface had a grittier feel to them. However, this didn't change the content of the game.them.
30th Dec '16 12:09:26 PM Nas160
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* LongRunner: Started in 1991 with ''NHL Hockey'', and still going strong, with ''NHL [='=]15'' being the most current title.

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* LongRunner: Started in 1991 with ''NHL Hockey'', and still going strong, with ''NHL [='=]15'' [='=]17'' being the most current title.
8th Dec '16 6:47:19 PM Xtifr
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EA Sports' '''''NHL''''' hockey series of video games are an ultra-popular line of games created by [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]], and since 1991 (under the title ''NHL Hockey'') have been popular with fans of [[CanadaEh Canada's]] national winter sport. The games are notable for their realism in capturing the fast-paced action of the ''UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague'', fights included. While there are newer editions of the NHL games, one game has garnered popularity even over 20 years after its initial release: ''NHL '94''. The game's so popular, that in fact, there are [[GameMod ROM hacks]] for ''NHL '94'' that update it to reflect the current NHL rosters and teams. ''NHL '14'' in particular featured an [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Mode]] which used [='=]''94''[='=]s controls, physics, and soundtrack, but modern graphics with various effects such as blue ice and star-shaped player markers.

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EA Sports' '''''NHL''''' hockey ''NHL Hockey'' series of video games are an ultra-popular line of games created by [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]], and since 1991 (under the title ''NHL Hockey'') have been popular with fans of [[CanadaEh Canada's]] national winter sport. The games are notable for their realism in capturing the fast-paced action of the ''UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague'', fights included. While there are newer editions of the NHL games, one game has garnered popularity even over 20 years after its initial release: ''NHL '94''. The game's so popular, that in fact, there are [[GameMod ROM hacks]] for ''NHL '94'' that update it to reflect the current NHL rosters and teams. ''NHL '14'' in particular featured an [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Mode]] which used [='=]''94''[='=]s controls, physics, and soundtrack, but modern graphics with various effects such as blue ice and star-shaped player markers.
25th Jul '16 12:26:10 AM Morgenthaler
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-->The game boasts an improved AI system that will allow the computer to adapt to your tendencies, meaning it will take three shifts for it to realize you've been [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome using the same]] [[GameBreaker "swoop down the wing, spin around in the corner and then blindly throw it out front for a one-timer"]] move since NHL 94.

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-->The game boasts an improved AI system that will allow the computer to adapt to your tendencies, meaning it will take three shifts for it to realize you've been [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome using the same]] [[GameBreaker same "swoop down the wing, spin around in the corner and then blindly throw it out front for a one-timer"]] one-timer" move since NHL 94.
6th Jul '16 12:35:15 PM Leafsdude
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** {{Subverted}} with the PC taunt text file from NHL 2000-NHL 2003, which, though explicitly named taunt.txt, was often used stategically by players (such as "pass it here" or "shoot!") instead of as another method of taunting.
15th May '16 11:36:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MultiPlatform: For recent games, {{Xbox 360}} and [[PlayStation3 PS3]] at least. EA has snubbed [[{{Wii}} both]] [[WiiU generations]] of Wii for as long has either has been around. Also, they have elected not to release ''NHL [='=]14'' on XboxOne and [[PlayStation4 PS4]]; ''NHL [='=]15'' marks the series' debut on those two consoles.

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* MultiPlatform: For recent games, {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and [[PlayStation3 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] at least. EA has snubbed [[{{Wii}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} both]] [[WiiU [[UsefulNotes/WiiU generations]] of Wii for as long has either has been around. Also, they have elected not to release ''NHL [='=]14'' on XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne and [[PlayStation4 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]]; ''NHL [='=]15'' marks the series' debut on those two consoles.
8th May '16 4:33:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: The premade custom teams in the NHL titles from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the EA Blades & EA Storm, have jerseys lifted straight from the Charlestown Chiefs from SlapShot.

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* ShoutOut: The premade custom teams in the NHL titles from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the EA Blades & EA Storm, have jerseys lifted straight from the Charlestown Chiefs from SlapShot.Film/SlapShot.
7th Dec '15 6:36:37 PM ElliottB1
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The features introduced in ''NHL 16'' are player morale in Be A Pro, online 6v6, a reimagining of the EASHL... and dynamic beard growth.
18th Oct '15 4:45:34 PM bwburke94
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EA Sports' '''''NHL''''' hockey series of video games are an ultra-popular line of games created by [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]], and since 1991 (under the title ''NHL Hockey'') have been popular with fans of [[CanadaEh Canada's]] national winter sport. The games are notable for their realism in capturing the fast-paced action of the ''UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague'', fights included. While there are newer editions of the NHL games, one game has garnered popularity even over 20 years after its initial release: ''NHL '94''. The game's so popular, that in fact, there are [[GameMod ROM hacks]] for ''NHL '94'' that update it to reflect the current NHL rosters and teams. ''NHL '14'' in particular featured an [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Mode]] which used ''[='=]94''[='=]s controls, physics, and soundtrack, but modern graphics with various effects such as blue ice and star-shaped player markers.

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EA Sports' '''''NHL''''' hockey series of video games are an ultra-popular line of games created by [[Creator/ElectronicArts EA Sports]], and since 1991 (under the title ''NHL Hockey'') have been popular with fans of [[CanadaEh Canada's]] national winter sport. The games are notable for their realism in capturing the fast-paced action of the ''UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague'', fights included. While there are newer editions of the NHL games, one game has garnered popularity even over 20 years after its initial release: ''NHL '94''. The game's so popular, that in fact, there are [[GameMod ROM hacks]] for ''NHL '94'' that update it to reflect the current NHL rosters and teams. ''NHL '14'' in particular featured an [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Mode]] which used ''[='=]94''[='=]s [='=]''94''[='=]s controls, physics, and soundtrack, but modern graphics with various effects such as blue ice and star-shaped player markers.



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: While the game has always been the most critically acclaimed amongst EA Sports' offerings, it gets much less attention from EA than its contemporaries like [[MaddenNFL Madden]] and [[FIFASoccer FIFA]], and ''NHL [='=]14'' even got snubbed from a [[TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames next-gen]] release[[note]]with a completely new engine[[/note]] in favor of a revival of ''NBA Live''.

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: While the game has always often been the most critically acclaimed amongst EA Sports' offerings, it gets much less attention from EA than its contemporaries like [[MaddenNFL [[VideoGame/MaddenNFL Madden]] and [[FIFASoccer [[VideoGame/FIFASoccer FIFA]], and ''NHL [='=]14'' even got snubbed from a [[TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames next-gen]] release[[note]]with a completely new engine[[/note]] in favor of a revival of ''NBA Live''.



* YouAllLookFamiliar: Given the game's nature to reuse player faces for non-prominent NHL players and various others, this trope is a definite likelihood in recent games.

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* YouAllLookFamiliar: Given the game's nature to reuse player faces for non-prominent NHL players and various others, this trope is a definite likelihood in recent games.likelihood.
8th Jul '15 12:19:54 PM VenomLancerHae
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* [[GuestFighter Guest Players]]: ''NHL [='=]12'' features an All-Legend Team, made up of NHL greats like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, Ray Bourque, among others. You can even put them on your favourite teams, presenting interesting situations all around.

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* [[GuestFighter Guest Players]]: GuestFighter: ''NHL [='=]12'' features an All-Legend Team, made up of NHL greats like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, Ray Bourque, among others. You can even put them on your favourite teams, presenting interesting situations all around.



* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]]: With the retirement of Niklas Lidstrom, ''NHL [='=]13'' will only have three players: Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne, and Roman Hamrlik remaining from the roster of ''NHL [='=]94'' which is widely considered the greatest entry in the series, if not the greatest sports game ever.

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* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]]: LastOfHisKind: With the retirement of Niklas Lidstrom, ''NHL [='=]13'' will only have three players: Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne, and Roman Hamrlik remaining from the roster of ''NHL [='=]94'' which is widely considered the greatest entry in the series, if not the greatest sports game ever.



* [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads and Loads of Teams]]: The Xbox 360/[=PlayStation=] 3 games have a lot more teams than just the NHL, even adding European league teams to the mix.

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* [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads and Loads of Teams]]: LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The Xbox 360/[=PlayStation=] 3 games have a lot more teams than just the NHL, even adding European league teams to the mix.
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