NHL 18 beta (first day impressions)
So it's only been one day so far but I got a few things I'd like to say about this game. I've played 5 online vs games and a few eashl games with my buddies. I've noticed three things that I really like about the game. Firstly, the offensive creativity that will be in the game is going to bring many highlight reel goals. I love that EA is bringing the high speed and skill game to the NHL series. That is what hockey is all about. I think once everyone masters the dekes and knows when to use certain moves it's going to be better. Also folks you gotta remember this is a video game so it's not going to feel 100 percent like real life. Sorry to break that news to you. Secondly, the defensive skill stick is a great addition to the game. The few games I've got to play I can already say this is going to make games much more competitive. I personally love it because it caters to people who like to play responsible defense and two-way forwards. In past games it was all about making hits but right now I feel like the game is headed in the right direction. Thirdly, I gotta say I think ea has finally fixed the AI and their stupid tendency to go offsides all the time and try to keep pucks in the zone that they have no business trying to keep. They really do seem a lot better at reading plays and making plays. I love it. All in all the creativity on offense, the defensive skill stick, and the improved AI are going to make the game better and more competitive for all players. If you don't like the improvements then it's simple: don't buy the game.