When the trailer focuses on more mascot garbage and a player “dabbing” in celebrations, I begin to inherently worry. three things needed to make the game sell every year… not that difficult 1) classic teams (as per the Nba2k tried and true formula). Hockey games used to have it… back when there was competition and the need to load and polish you package to the uttmost. Letting me play my ’94 Rangers against the ’77 Habs (probably the greatest team to ever take the ice), the hated ’84 Islanders or feared ’74 Broadstreet Bullies would make sell every real hockey fan from the start. I would buy 5 copies… just to pad the numbers in support. 2) return the OTP and NHLPA player development back to its traditional building and tweeking formula.
I was so bored after a week, not being able to one, build my player in the style I wanted, and two, not have a reason to keep playing. To get great grades and points so as to be able to move up the ladder to legacy. 3) do the usual graphical and gameplay upgrades. Not that difficult. staying optomistic, but the trailer isnt making me feel to confident. for the first time since ’93, this will be a rental instead of a buy for me