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NHL 19 Hands-On Preview (USGamer)

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NHL 19 Hands-On Preview (USGamer)

USGamer has posted their NHL 19 hands-on preview, along with some quotes from NHL 19 producer, Sean Ramjagsingh.

Some of the areas the team will be focusing on this year: puck pickups, shooting, passing, one-timers, goalies, offensive and defensive AI, and the Defensive Skill Stick. Hopefully NHL 19 will finally be able to nail puck pickups, which have been a sticking point for the series since forever.

NHL 19 is scheduled to release on September 14 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans can get it 3 days earlier by pre-ordering the NHL 19 Deluxe Edition or NHL 19 Super Deluxe Edition.

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  1. Good review, but i would still prefer frostbite so the game doesn't look like it's stuck in purgatory between last and current gen; also, they shouldn't be copying nba 2k, but nhl 2k. All of the team sweaters, use those same designs for create a team, and a challenge mode to unlock classic and all time teams....increase the replay value. i'll still get it though, since i don't have a 360 to play 2k
    lbk087
    Good review, but i would still prefer frostbite so the game doesn't look like it's stuck in purgatory between last and current gen.

    I understand your reasoning here, but I have to agree with the author in that if both FIFA and Madden are struggling to iron out the kinks with Frostbite, maybe it's better that the NHL team wait and see.
    Let the FIFA and Madden teams deal with all the headaches until all the bugs are worked out.
    But if I were a betting man, I'd say the real reason NHL team won't switch to Frostbite is because they're waiting until the next-gen consoles are released - which is probably in 2-3 years anyway.
    Really hope expansion mode for Franchise is retained in NHL 19, I've been cooking up my next project & would be a touch disappointed if it weren't in the game. There's no real reason to fear that expansion wouldn't be included, but there also isn't any talk of it at the moment either.
    The article seems to suggest you can insert those legends into Franchise which could be another interesting feature perhaps.
    " Some of the areas the team will be focusing on this year: puck pickups, shooting, passing, one-timers, goalies, offensive and defensive AI, and the Defensive Skill Stick. Hopefully NHL 19 will finally be able to nail puck pickups, which have been a sticking point for the series since forever "
    Yeah, we'll see ... I'll believe it when I see it and I dont care about any mode features tbh, they been slacking for too long.
    Shadak
    " Some of the areas the team will be focusing on this year: puck pickups, shooting, passing, one-timers, goalies, offensive and defensive AI, and the Defensive Skill Stick. Hopefully NHL 19 will finally be able to nail puck pickups, which have been a sticking point for the series since forever "
    Yeah, we'll see ... I'll believe it when I see it and I dont care about any mode features tbh, they been slacking for too long.

    You kinda have to laugh... Years later, and they're STILL trying to figure THIS STUFF out...
    mkharsh33
    You kinda have to laugh... Years later, and they're STILL trying to figure THIS STUFF out...

    Every single year they tell us they've re-done skating and hitting and every year it looks exactly the same with a cool new animation every couple games or so. :brickwall
    tyler289
    Every single year they tell us they've re-done skating and hitting and every year it looks exactly the same with a cool new animation every couple games or so. :brickwall

    LOL, very true.
    But in the quick clips we've seen thus far, the skating definitely looks more realistic. I especially like to see how quickly the players move their feet to go from standing still to moving quickly.
    I just hope that this won't be the case with all skaters. I want to see an explosive difference between the best skaters and the worst.
    RPM is legit. Can't wait to see what it can do in NHL. I haven't bought NHL is a few years as the game really has gotten stale.. even with the improvements to the defensive stick and new dekes. Might end up buying the game this year.
    NHL 19 EA's best sim? lol.. not even close. NHL needs a long way to go to be considered a sports sim imo.
    Glad to know Legends will be playable in franchise mode.
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