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NHL 21 Review - hockey like in the old days

Let's forget about bubbles and matches without an audience. This year, NHL 21 didn’t need any big innovations to bring guilty pleasure to hockey and video game fans: it is enough to bring in the virtual world what is now technically impossible in times of pandemic. There are quite a few new things in the new edition of the venerable NHL franchise, launched in 1993 and developed by the Vancouver studio of EA Sports, available since October 16. But these are mostly technical improvements that make players more realistic, with an increased panoply of typical feints and gestures and significantly improved artificial intelligence. All this under the cries of the virtual crowd, with surprisingly relevant comments from the two analysts, giving an atmosphere that the poor real games of the last Stanley Cup series were far from having. Seven new combos First observation: the reshoots of important games and goals are very successful, changing the angle of the camera and alternating between

EFootball PES 2021 Review: An Update Without Any Big Surprises

You've often read on this blog this utopian commentary about annual sports games: with the little change from year to year, so in this case, I might just update jerseys and transfers for you guys. Well yes, Konami took once again just did it. The eFootball PES 2021 football game was shaping up to be an update in roster and tunics compared to PES 2020, less expensive than usual with no change in content. So what about this game, and are there any good or bad surprises in it? Take responsibility to divide less. This is the motto of Pro Evolution Soccer this season, to settle with the inaction of sports licenses like Madden NFL or NBA 2K. In fact, the studios are focused on the next-gen releases of their famous saga but have laid out almost identical or even sloppy titles compared to the last games, provoking the grumbling of many players. Konami is almost ready to release a new-generation PES 2022 as well, and I think this time they won't miss the turn, but for its part, they wi

Madden NFL 21 Review: A Title That Lack Rhythm

Great sports institutions, whether they are the competitions organizers, clubs or franchises, have clearly not been spared since the beginning of the year. The all-powerful National Football League is an exception, given its 100th season ended with a Super Bowl in February and the Chiefs' victory just before the actual pandemic. Released on August 28, Madden NFL 21 from Electronic Arts marks the comeback of the American football after a long time period without any hitch, and just before the Kickoff that just happened on last September 10. Do not stagnate, evolve. If you follow the logic of the player who embodied the cover of Madden NFL 20 , namely the young and talented Patrick Mahomes, this is what should happen for this new version. Yes, but now this time it is the reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, QB of the Baltimore Ravens who has been headlining. The challenge is somehow to swim against the current of recent releases marked EA Sports, to breathe new life into Madden, without comp