* New * OFFICIAL NHL 20 Beta Review Thread

Discussion in 'EA NHL Series' started by LG McDonald, Jul 26, 2019.

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How Do You Like The Beta So Far?

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  1. l Scali l

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    scoreboard is a little funky and you cant see if players are cherry picking. Goalie will take some getting used to but i personally love playing goalie in this game. 80% of the problems 19 had are fixed imo. very fluid in my eyes. but ea is still trash
     
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    The stick lift is just way too over powered. Its been like this since the last few 19 patches though. People just spam it out of desperation and there is no reason not too. Passes feel way too slow. Would like some sort of option to move laterally other than L2.
     
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    I agree with you on many aspects, however, those are all improvements to the players advantage, the Gs however still nothing close to improving. I don't care how good of a sniper you are, a G should lift his glove fast enough to stop it at least 8/10 times. The G is always the one paying the price.
     
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    Plays like shit but that’s what’s expected from this development team
     
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    Clock is terrible, post hug sucks and goalie more or less feels the same.
     
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    Hell yes to this!!!!
     
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    Haven’t installed it keeping my xbox cancer free but the word is the beta is trash
     
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    So far so good hope theres no consistent updates like every other year leave it how it is when it comes out maybe a couple tweaks but not too much! Adapt to whats been giving it's always a good game until the 1st or 2nd update !!
     
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    • Scoreboards absolutely brutal, whatever idiot thought lets take this small scoreboard and blow it up to cover the whole bottom of the screen should be fired ASAP. Bring back the option to use the old one. I'd like to see the bottom of the ice and not have to deal with giant flashing shit to tell me there's a power play.
    • You can't pick up passes if someone rims it around the boards and you're in the corner, so that's pretty sick.
    • Goalie is slow as fuck going side to side.
    • Hitting is brutal you just roll off anyone who has speed.
    • The huge speed burst when you pick up the puck is unrealistic and just stupid. Touched the puck first in a foot race watch me do a full turn while going triple your speed because you didn't touch the puck.
    • You unlock perks that aren't even in the game right now? I've unlocked at least 6 perks that I can't see and I wanted to test.
    • Pass speed is atrociously slow.
    • If someone is cutting across the middle and you step into them they need to not just walk right past the hit.
    • Error Code City
     
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    reporting a glitch that has now happened twice to me... when going into edit load out while in a 6s or 3s club lobby then trying to go back into the lobby the game freezes cant hit any buttons
     
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    Also wraparounds are gone????? Anytime I go to wrap I just spin shot into the back of the net. Same happens if skating out of the corner on backhand and trying to shoot. Seems these spin shot animations broke some things @LG McDonald
     
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    I 100% AGREE!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's terrible.
     
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    Slapshots are way too fast. They look like they go 300 mph and goalies can't even move or react to them. Speed is quite fast, maybe too fast. I like a lot of it so far though.

    Edit: Would have liked to see what the small clock overlay looked like, doesn't work in the beta
     
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    just run a 6ft3 PWF you're unstoppable
     
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    Great new interface, and graphics (besides scoreboard on bottom)
    Goalie definitely looks better with new animations/
    Passing needs work.
    Good skill defense stick.
    Skating seems weird.
    Beta Review = 6/10 but with my expectations being fixed / smoother it would be a solid 8/10
     
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    • Shooting feels much better, it's night and day. But there's still a bit of room for improvement. There are times when the one timer animation will go off even though the puck is intercepted/deflected long before it reaches them.
    • Poke checks are okay, very similar to 19. Could *maybe* have trips nerfed a bit since bumps aren't very effective anymore.
    • Stick lifts don't make contact enough of the time. There are a lot of times where you're positioned well for a stick lift and your guy just swings in the air. Noticing a lot more penalties and fewer stick lifts working even though NHL 19 found a good balance in my opinion.
    • One touch passes aren't working right, there's a big delay before it leaves your stick. And passes overall seem a bit slow.
    • I like the nerf to bumps, but regular hits that should knock the guy off the puck don't work as often anymore.
    • I get why turning/pivoting/stopping and starting was slowed down, but I feel like they slowed it down too much. The increase to straight-line speed is good.
    • I feel like LTs could be nerfed a bit more if they wanted to, still very effective in certain situations.
    • Guys facing away from the puck intercept passes too often.
    • Goalies may have been nerfed a bit too hard, and they still have a lot of trouble covering pucks near them and right behind/under them.
    • The puck bounces a lot, and will often bounce MUCH higher than before for some reason.
    • As I mentioned before, the scoreboard/clock thing at the bottom is a major downgrade. It covers a lot of the screen, it flashes non-stop on the PP/PK, and having to look down away from the play for icing/offside/penalty warnings is poorly implemented. Also no one is used to looking down for the clock so no one knows how much time is left in each period/powerplay/penalty kill.
    • Just my personal opinion, but the commentary isn't good and is very distracting. The guy needs to tone it down a few notches. I'm probably leaving commentary volume at 0/10 all year.
     
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  18. KneeLander88

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    Where do I start?.... The scoreboard for eashl 6v6 needs an option so we can make it like the original one in NHL 19 (small and upper left). The passing is pretty off where a lot of times I'm on my forehand facing the receiver face off but it just rolls to them slowly causing offsides. There are still errors in the DR where if you edit a character in DR and it will force you to a blank screen. Stuff like that....
     
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    Overall, it's not great, but not terrible. That scoreboard at the bottom makes playing defense very challenging because it blocks the view completely when you are going back to chase down a loose puck behind the net during dump in plays.
     
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    Skating backwards against an oncoming forward with straight line speed isnt an option
     
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