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nhl21 is great hockey in my opinion. But unfortunately it doesn't work again! HELP

So what is it all for ???

1. Gaming CPUs pokechecks more pucks than in nhl20
2. It is less offside than in nhl20
3. Goalkeepers do not get their own goals as in nhl20, there are significantly fewer of them.
4. CPU players try harder to fight for the puck in the mantinel. CPU players are trying harder to fight for a free puck. it reminds me of a fifa fight for ball.
5. Mantinel passes work even better than nhl20.
6. There is finally an "elbowing" foul in the game.
7. At first glance, player fouling looks much smarter than in previous EA hockey games.

I think EA was really working on improvements.

BUT what is it all for ???? When I take the puck from the defensive third, I am able to pass with the player in front of the opponent's goal and the rear cpu player does not try to stop or punch the puck. It's a bug in a program that happens regularly in every game, and from that moment on it's unplayable. Just every time I decide so cpu won't stop me in any way.

And the second fatal mistake: if I go into the attacking third and load the defenders, the CPU players don't attack me> visibly waiting for them to pass the puck, and then they approach the meme in slow motion and I can always pass the other defender in comfort. Unfortunately in nhl21 this situation is even worse than in nhl20. The slow motion of the attacker's CPU is fully visible.

I don't understand why no one solved this mistake of the game for 3 years ?????

It's a shame, a lot of work at the time of coronavirus, which eventually completes to nothing. I'd love to buy the game, but definitely not before this fatal bug is fixed! And because it is in nhl19 and nhl20, I think EA knows this error.

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  • Dixonyu
    675 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    Passes are broken, they took a step back, my guys keep trying to force Passes up the slot when I am left.

    They also took a step back with shooting, guys are shooting backhand instead of forehand and if you shoot backhand, they go back to forcing forehand shots.
  • Dixonyu wrote: »
    Passes are broken, they took a step back, my guys keep trying to force Passes up the slot when I am left.

    They also took a step back with shooting, guys are shooting backhand instead of forehand and if you shoot backhand, they go back to forcing forehand shots.

    :) I didn't notice it. but I still have 6 free hours ... unfortunately I don't like to wait for the "inactive" error to appear again. again and again 3 years in a row ...
  • Dixonyu wrote: »
    Passes are broken, they took a step back, my guys keep trying to force Passes up the slot when I am left.

    They also took a step back with shooting, guys are shooting backhand instead of forehand and if you shoot backhand, they go back to forcing forehand shots.

    NHL 20 seemed to take a step back in AI passing logic. Its almost as if they listened to people complaining that AI is too good and makes amazing passes so now they just programmed them to make bad choices.

    NHL 21 is a huge drop off in the same category. The AI is horrible at passing logic now. Combine that with horrible (worst ever) defensive play login in general, even more passive "do nothing" 1 on 1 logic for defending puck carriers and the broken transitional skating and this is the worst AI defensive game in EA's modern history. I would be willing to bet NHL 94 AI defense is better.

    You hear people like Nasher complain that cross crease is too good. Thats not actually true. The problem is he is playing HUT / VS and that means its basically a game of "exploit the AI defense/goalie". Cross crease is really no better than its ever been. If you have a 2 on none in real hockey the cross crease is almost always the best option when done right a goalie has almost no hope. Defense is supposed to take that away and let the goalie play 1 on 1 with the puck carrier. AI defense does nothing to stop that. And of course AI goalies can not stop a shooter that knows what he is doing.

    Hence I assume high level HUT players are essentially going to be the ones that perfect how they play defense in this awful game. I personally would never play a VS style game where I have to rely on the garbage AI.

    I mostly play 6s and a lot of drop ins these days. The average player in drop in is awful so AI is a small step up. This year is not the case. AI defense is so pointless I'll just quit. Against players that have any idea what they are doing all you need to do is race 2 players straight up both wings, eventually you will blow right by the AI D and then just score or pass wide open cross crease.

    I'm so confused how the offline version of this game just keeps getting worse. The 6v6 play got worse this year for one major reason. They made a HUGE mistake with the change to transitional back skating without the puck. Besides that I felt like the human controlled gameplay overall has gotten slightly better each year with very few exceptions. But the offline AI play has just been a dumpster fire.
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