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Old Jul. 29th, '17, 5:53 pm   #11
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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 11:30 am   #12
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With the beta now being open I was able to DL the game late last night. Only had time for a single game on D, but I have to say it was an enjoyable experience. Like previous betas, my skater stayed when I wanted him to stay, and the skating was smooth. I'm hoping this doesn't disappear upon release, like it did last year.

Gameplay was fairly nice too. Found myself successfully cycling the puck down low in a pickup game. It was nice to be able to put pucks into empty areas where teammates were going to be arriving shortly.

Overall a positive impression for the one game I played.

I got in a fight, won it, but had one of my eyes completely shut. In true OSB fashion, since I had one eye shut, I managed to also score two goals. No Gordie Howe though, there were no other goals for us in the game.Our goalie seemed new to the whole goalie thing, but I didn't mind and still managed to have fun.

Didn't run around too much, but got a couple of very satisfying hits on forwards with their heads down.



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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 2:01 pm   #13
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With the beta now being open I was able to DL the game late last night. Only had time for a single game on D, but I have to say it was an enjoyable experience. Like previous betas, my skater stayed when I wanted him to stay, and the skating was smooth. I'm hoping this doesn't disappear upon release, like it did last year.

Gameplay was fairly nice too. Found myself successfully cycling the puck down low in a pickup game. It was nice to be able to put pucks into empty areas where teammates were going to be arriving shortly.

Overall a positive impression for the one game I played.

I got in a fight, won it, but had one of my eyes completely shut. In true OSB fashion, since I had one eye shut, I managed to also score two goals. No Gordie Howe though, there were no other goals for us in the game.Our goalie seemed new to the whole goalie thing, but I didn't mind and still managed to have fun.

Didn't run around too much, but got a couple of very satisfying hits on forwards with their heads down.

I'm with you, I'm really enjoying NHL 17.5 Especially on the goalie front! 17 feels so choppy now when I played earlier this week and I'm not looking forward to going back. Wish I could play the beta until EA Access releases the full game.

The big changes should be next year when the game is built on the Frostbite engine. Hoping the Xbox One X also plays a role in the rebuild of this game next year.



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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 2:24 pm   #14
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I hear ya, but how many consecutive years has it been where we've had little to no updates/upgrades? I mean, aren't we really still on 14 or 15 or something?

I'll buy the game and play it, hopefully they don't screw it up all over when they switch to Frostbite.



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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 2:45 pm   #15
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I hear ya, but how many consecutive years has it been where we've had little to no updates/upgrades? I mean, aren't we really still on 14 or 15 or something?

I'll buy the game and play it, hopefully they don't screw it up all over when they switch to Frostbite.

I could be wrong, but it seems they only rebuild a game once per console. The rest of the time, it's just minor tweeks and additions to the existing platform.



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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 3:57 pm   #16
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I could be wrong, but it seems they only rebuild a game once per console. The rest of the time, it's just minor tweeks and additions to the existing platform.
That seems about right, yeah. Love me some hockey tho!



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Old Aug. 3rd, '17, 4:03 pm   #17
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That seems about right, yeah. Love me some hockey tho!
Yup, that's why we all buy it ever year



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Old Aug. 6th, '17, 3:29 am   #18
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Having fun with it.......I echo the feelings here though....and will of course buy it.......Bong, Cowboy and myself had a blast playing 3's the other day...total belly laugh..and that is healthy.

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Old Aug. 7th, '17, 9:17 am   #19
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Having fun with it.......I echo the feelings here though....and will of course buy it.......Bong, Cowboy and myself had a blast playing 3's the other day...total belly laugh..and that is healthy.

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That's what it comes down to. Despite the flaws, the friends make it loads of fun and worth buying/playing.



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Old Aug. 7th, '17, 10:46 pm   #20
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Threes is the best addition to the series since HUT was playable.



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