I say “fascinating” in the most literal sense of the word here. This feature gives me a case of the fascinates.
I’m told by gamers around the office that the NBA2K series has had something like this, and there’s been some sort of “Sims” meets “soccer” game, but this is new to hockey: a feature called “Live The Life,” in which you create an NHL player, and try to become a fan favourite (or a heel, whatever you’re into). You’ll also want to earn the respect of your teammates and management.
There are options like “face the media,” and “earn endorsements,” all accomplished by making the right choices with your character. It’s like a choose your own adventure books, minus the paper cuts!
I can see it now…
Would you like to:
A) Work on your wrist shot
B) Hang out with your teammates at the pub
C) Punch a guy in a sushi restaurant
D) Tweet a picture of your man-parts
(I have no idea what the actual questions look like, but I’m hoping these are all options.)
So go forth and conquer, young pro. Become a fan fave, make your teammates love you, convince management you’re gold. Video games have sure changed since I was a kid.
(S/t to @TheScottLewis)