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Old 09-15-2015, 05:02 PM   #41
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Re: NHL 16 Available Today For Xbox One & PlayStation 4, Post Your Impressions

I only had enough time to do one play now game so this is just an early impression:
DAL (CPU) 4 NYR (user) 3
Outshot 59 - 26
4 pp Dal
1 pp NYR

PROS:
1) CPU defense plays much better IMO.
2) CPU offense is a bit smarter
3) Game looks better

CONS: (a lot of these go hand in hand)
1) Only one penalty called-12 min periods on CPU
2) CPU shoots like crazy
3) Too many rebounds
4) Still way to easy to kill penalties
5) Still no player seperation. Some subtle differences but felt I actually played better offense with my 3 and 4 line. Basically saw no difference how I skated and played with Rick Nash or Jesper Fast.

PROS/CONS: (these I felt were a bit of both)
1) game felt looser which we all want but I'm not sure I like how it's done. There were times where the puck was bouncing of skates, backs, sticks, and boards so much it looked like a pinball game. You don't see that in the NHL.
2) Passing seems better and I like how it's not magnetic tape to tape but I also don't like the idea of missing a guy 4 feet away by a country mile so often. That wouldn't happen so much. Saw some odd passing animations as well.

Overall I think while not perfect at all, this is the game 15 should have been and as long as EA does something about the lack of penalties I should be able to tweak the sliders enough to play an offline season and get my hockey fix for the year. Will post more offline thoughts when I get more time with it and will keep my eye on everyone's impressions for things to look for.

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Old 09-15-2015, 05:52 PM   #42
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Real quick point here, game was playing fine...Came on to the forum to check out some sliders and inputted Altito's suggestions for NHL 16.

Gamespeed set to 2 and all of a sudden a choppy mess on my PS4 close to unplayable....

Overall the game is similar fodder to NHL15 on the ice...too many shots for cpu, not enough penalties for cpu...upi have read it all before so I will spare the repeat.


EDIT POST: The patch fixed the stuttering problem on the PS4. Been enjoying the game at the slowed down speed but still seeing same items that has plagued this series, no differentiation of players, I score the CPU answers quickly, all teams plays the same...etc

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Old 09-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #43
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Well I couldnt find the game last night anywhere ? No Meijers and two Walmarts so I picked it up today at Target and my car died on the way out

So I got towed back in and it took along time to install because of my crappy slow DSL so I just started Playoff mode and it seems like the few games I played most teams have their goal songs and celebrations not sure about goal horns ?

CPU AI seems much improved and positionally defensively too especially SH or on the PP and dump ins like dump and chase seem more realistic timing wise as Im getting more along the boards tie ups and scrums and your really forced to dump the puck in alot more as the CPU holds the line and the spacing is also well done , great to see .

Another good thing is most players have their real face or at least something fake but close with the proper hair and such so its not Crawford with blue eyes or Darling with blonde hair so thats a start and good enough for me .

Saw some great goalie animations in reaction to the puck changing direction and the goalie changing his animation and then scrambling to recover .

The game graphically is better but not that much from 15 but the physics in the game seem near perfect for me so I hope they dont wreck it again with a update as the skating is also very well done realistic friction .

Hitting seems more realistic and Im not sure if Ill leave on all the cheat screen but its kinda cool with the blue netting graphic on the net when you shot as a guide .

I love the intros of the city and then Doc and Eddie are much improved with a longer smoother pre game intro and Im noticing alot more chicken parm chiming in very nicely and spot on though I did here alot of the same goalie lines during pre game.

So far its everything I hoped for as the gameplay has be subtly tweaked to perfect , just so many little things I cant listen them all BOARD PLAY ! and Penalties are still pretty easy to draw for me so no problem there .
Im still playing on AS near default because once you start tweaking you change alot of what EA programmed into it and youll always be chasing to paint the perfect picture instead of just enjoying what they created
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #44
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I'm playing 5 minute periods on All Star with some adjusted sliders and I'm seeing realistic shot totals...usually about 60 combined every game but I don't think I've been outshot by more than 10 shots by the CPU at this point.
I've already added Fabbri and McDavid to the big teams. McDavid is like an 83 so he's pretty much ready to go. Fabbri was a 65 but with editing, I currently have him at 71.
I'm having a lot of fun with 16.....very happy with it. Tuners and slider settings will only improve the game.
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Real quick point here, game was playing fine...Came on to the forum to check out some sliders and inputted Altito's suggestions for NHL 16.

Gamespeed set to 2 and all of a sudden a choppy mess on my PS4 close to unplayable....

Overall the game is similar fodder to NHL15 on the ice...too many shots for cpu, not enough penalties for cpu...upi have read it all before so I will spare the repeat.
I had the same problem when I messed with sliders. Game was doing a weird flashy chop thing....thought I was going to have a seizure....
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:06 PM   #46
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Starting a twitch stream....feel free to stop in.

Impressions to come later.

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No choppiness on near default and remember every little tweak for perfection that doesnt exist in a sports video game causes more reactions you than have to re tweak for
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:33 PM   #48
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Starting a twitch stream....feel free to stop in.

Impressions to come later.

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Game looks good to me. Interested on reading more impressions. Haven't played an NHL game since like NHL 2000 on PC. I might have to try this one.
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