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Old 08-07-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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The Five Biggest Takeaways From the NHL 19 Beta



Ahead of the release of NHL 19 on September 14, EA surprised everyone by dropping a...

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:24 PM   #2
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I had fun playing the beta. one on one and 3s drop-in. But is it enough to warrant a purchase and full price at $59.99US?

Going to give the EA trial a go and see if it's any good. The new hitting and skating mechanics are nice, but how will the AI fair in-game and in season/franchise mode is the biggest concern i have with the game.

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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will there be any team or player differentiation, that's*what this game (and Fifa, and Madden for that matter) has sorely*missed.* *In the NHL*game each team plays/attacks/defends the same way and the games become stale and boring.
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I had fun playing the beta. one on one and 3s drop-in. But is it enough to warrant a purchase and full price at $59.99US?

Going to give the EA trial a go and see if it's any good. The new hitting and skating mechanics are nice, but how will the AI fair in-game and in season/franchise mode is the biggest concern i have with the game.


For whatever reason the game plays a lot differently in Franchise Mode compared to Play Now.
Iíd probably buy the game if it werenít like that.


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Old 08-08-2018, 11:11 AM   #5
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I'd buy it if it were available on PC like Madden and FIFA.

I'm not buying a PS4/XB1 just for one game though unfortunately.

Looks like another year of NHL Legacy on PS3 for me!
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Re: The Five Biggest Takeaways From the NHL 19 Beta

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For whatever reason the game plays a lot differently in Franchise Mode compared to Play Now.
Iíd probably buy the game if it werenít like that.


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THIS!

I get so frustrated playing this game as it depends on what mode you're playing as to what the various sliders do. It's frustrating. I tried so hard with 18 to get it to play right. Plug one hole, open 10 others. I think my hockey gaming days are just over...
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re: The Five Biggest Takeaways From the NHL 19 Beta

I don’t play a ton of play now, usually just franchise games etc.

I’ve noticed last few years guys saying games play different in play now compared to franchise or even season mode.

What are you guys noticing that is different?
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My 5 biggest take aways from the Beta:

1) Skating light years better and it improved the AI in SOME areas. The poking is right where it should be after the tuner but we all know how the tuner game goes. Without being able to play offline yet I do feel the skating has to make that mode better.

2) Goalies received no love again. Same money goals we all learned 8+ years ago still work.

3) Promised player separation is non existent again. Give us a roster share and we will fix this for you.

4) Ones was fun but I was already getting bored with it during the Beta and a new toque or pair of jeans isnít going to change that. Time would have been better spent working on the actual real game of hockey.

5) EASHL is a bumbling cluster F in the street clothes.

Iím on the fence. I think I could do an offline season based off what I saw but Iím not sure I have the patience to deal with the radical changes that happen every time a tuner or patch is released. Fix 1 thing mess up 3....a roster share would go a long way Iím swaying me into buying.
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