it’s also another year for the new edition of NHL 18 to meet gamers. Before it is officially released, we will be flooded with new information on the latest iteration of EA’s long-distance hockey series. As we get closer to that date, it is time to make our brains better and think about what we expect to see in EA’s upcoming franchise. So far, how much do we know about NHL 18? so little. There is indication that Frostbite will be added into NHL 18 duo to the the recent financial conference call in EA. it’s actual the first time that Frostbite will appear in front of the audience. n the operating system, we have always liked to make a wish list for favorite games, and there is no difference for NHL series. I took advantage of this opportunity to elaborate on my personal needs for NHL 18 and some of the items found in our forums over the past few months.
One of the first things I really like about the game is when the game is downloaded, It gives you clue to choose between San Jose and Pittsburgh, and replay the Stanley Cup final match. Your offensive and defensive skills are being analyzed when playing this entry game. At the end of the game, the computer gives you the skill level advice based on the skills you play the game.This year EA offers deeper categories to choose from, when selecting your skill level, as opposed to just rookie, semi-pro, pro and all-star. I feel like this really helps the game be more competitive, along with a much improved AI system. The opposition seems smarter, and makes more realistic plays with the puck.
I usually play a role at the professional level, and regard the level of career development as the perfect challenge this year. over the past year, the professional level is very easy for me, however, all star is very difficult. I am finding the perfect challenge for me this year . I also played a couple games on semi-pro, and found that that was a decent challenge as well.
This year in franchise mode they have added more GM control. As the GM, you get to set ticket prices, concession prices, parking rates, and promotional nights. You are also responsible for the maintenance of the arena, which may be a bit frustrating as it seems to always have a problem with the arena, especially with the bathroom. These added features bring a bit of realism to a general motors, and it is particularly interesting to choose a promotional night.
I really like how EA lets you control the simulation process. if I like, I can play a game completely, completely simulate a game, not playing a minute, or I can choose slow simulation, and jump into any point. This makes it a little faster in a season, and you still has control over what you want.
I feel like I have good control over the movement of my players in this game. The puck bounces and noises seem very realistic, and the puck even takes a bad bounce off the boards every once in a while. The player physics seem to have improved, as the checking seems more realistic than before. In previous games, you would check a player and he could still regain control of the puck. In NHL 17 you can check a player hard, so that he falls down, but even a little check can bounce a player off the puck, and cause a turnover, which is more realistic than in years past.
I found that I had to go into settings and adjust the injury rate, as I had players getting injured every other day, which was very frustrating, and a bit unrealistic. I also find player morale to be very frustrating, so I usually turn off the player morale meetings. While I feel like the morale system could be very valuable. At the meeting, the lack of morale is not worth my time
One of the things I’ve always wanted EA to improve is their reconnaissance system. The content of the system is seriously insufficient. Basically,You can only select a region and a location to search for a certain amount of time.I also think it is unrealistic to observe the progress of the players. It would be nice to target specific players and get statistical updates throughout the season.
EA also provides a relocation process that I haven’t tried before, but I think it will be an interesting process to complete. Normally, I can only use the franchise model of the state of Minnesota wildlife, but the move will entice me to choose a team that I don’t really like, So I can try to move them. During the relocation process, you can design your arena and uniform, and I think it’s funny.
Repeatedly, EA offers everything I look forward to in a hockey simulation. This game is easily the most played in my video game library every year, and it looks this year,