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Old 10-08-2020, 01:10 PM   #1
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NHL 21 Has Been Released - Share Your Impressions with the Community

For those of you that weren't able to try out the EA Play NHL 21 trial, or pre-order the NHL 21 Great Eight Edition, to get it 3 days earlier, NHL 21 is now available worldwide on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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Old 10-08-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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I just put in the slider settings for offline play from Al_Tito13 and played two offline games with the NY Islanders and Bridgeport Soundtigers.
The gameplay with these settings felt more natural from skating, board plays and especially from behind the net.
The AI in positioning in NHL 21 in Offline-Games is definitely improved on defense with teammates on breakouts and special teams. All feels smoother and animations and gameplay more natural than in NHL 20.
Goalies also got an upgrade in behavior and animations.

I like the gameplay so far...

Player creation tools and possibilities have remained all the same and you can not edit the mugs that EA delivers on prospects and players, which I can not understand why they do not let them edit for the better in likeliness...
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I just put in the slider settings for offline play from Al_Tito13 and played two offline games with the NY Islanders and Bridgeport Soundtigers.
The gameplay with these settings felt more natural from skating, board plays and especially from behind the net.
The AI in positioning in NHL 21 in Offline-Games is definitely improved on defense with teammates on breakouts and special teams. All feels smoother and animations and gameplay more natural than in NHL 20.
Goalies also got an upgrade in behavior and animations.

I like the gameplay so far...

Player creation tools and possibilities have remained all the same and you can not edit the mugs that EA delivers on prospects and players, which I can not understand why they do not let them edit for the better in likeliness...
As far as I found out you have made the preorder for the game. You only can play the Stanley Cup final with the trial without a preorder. Main menu is locked. Maybe you have time to check the new scanned faces and post some pics in my Player face scan Thread ? Would be interested how many and which Player got. Thx !
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:03 PM   #4
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When you have the preorder you can download whole game and play all modes on EA Play for 10 hours. It could be that when you have downloaded and started on PS4 that the rest of the game is actually downloaded until complete you only can play the Stanley Cup Finals.

As for scanned faces I will check tomorrow for us and can then post as you suggested.
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When you have the preorder you can download whole game and play all modes on EA Play for 10 hours. It could be that when you have downloaded and started on PS4 that the rest of the game is actually downloaded until complete you only can play the Stanley Cup Finals.

As for scanned faces I will check tomorrow for us and can then post as you suggested.
I don’t have and I will not do a preorder for the game. I have only bought 1 month EA play to try.
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As far as I found out you have made the preorder for the game. You only can play the Stanley Cup final with the trial without a preorder. Main menu is locked. Maybe you have time to check the new scanned faces and post some pics in my Player face scan Thread ? Would be interested how many and which Player got. Thx !
I've had EA Access for over 5 years.You could always play the full game even without the pre order.Never heard of this.Whats up with EA Play lately, doesn't even show NHL 21 in its trial section,had to download it from store.
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As far as I found out you have made the preorder for the game. You only can play the Stanley Cup final with the trial without a preorder. Main menu is locked. Maybe you have time to check the new scanned faces and post some pics in my Player face scan Thread ? Would be interested how many and which Player got. Thx !
You might just have the game not completely downloaded?
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You might just have the game not completely downloaded?
Yes, that was the case Thx !
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