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Basketball 2918 took some great strides forward in BOTH of these areas, so it would not surprise me at all to see something similar in Hockey 2018. Often things that work well one of the three of football, basketball and hockey tend to be implemented in the other two, usually within the course of one release cycle. I'm not a betting man, but would be willing to guess we will see this kind of improvement in hockey. Basketball's play-by-play is a LOT richer and the ball AND player movement much more realistic. Let's hope the improvements on the hardwood translate to the ice!CROWTROBOT wrote: Well I would still like to see more improvements in the PBP to graphics visuals. maybe have a visual of a pass from one person to another.
Incrementally, it might not be that far off. Basketball 2018 did a really nice stide forward in this department, so it would not surprise me to see the same for hockey. Football also really upped the game in the chalkboard department, so I would suspect some of the new stuff we see now in the football and basketball 2018 games will show up in hockey 2018.Viva los Spurs wrote: Better video chalkboard would be awesome. One of the things I love most about hockey is the movement of the puck and the players. I wonder how far off that might be, though.
Would LOVE to see this one across the board, all games. OOTP baseball does a great job with this.Dornhoeffer wrote: Link the players in the box score with their stats page
This would be okay so long as it is: a.) optional (can be toggled on or off) and b.) user editable (as in OOTP baseball). I'm a former wire service sportswriter and frankly the standard generic game recaps make my head hurt trying to read them. I typically do my own write-ups or edit if it is editable.waynef wrote:
- Post game write up ... short narrative on what happened ... Please see the SOM Baseball post game write up:Center fielder Tommie Agee had 3 base hits and Tom Seaver took a no-hitterinto the 7th inning as the New York Mets defeated the Montreal Expos by thescore of 7 to 0 at Shea Stadium.Seaver(1-0) simply dominated Montreal. He didn't allow much, just 1 hit and 1walk in 9 innings. Seaver mowed down 12 Montreal batters. The right-handedSeaver had his no-hit bid broken up by Rusty Staub who singled with one outin the 7th inning. New York finished with 15 hits in the victory.Carl Morton(0-1) absorbed the loss. He was unable to control the New Yorkoffense and allowed 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 and 1/3 innings.'Everything felt great' Seaver said. 'I had a good fastball, I felt I couldthrow it by everybody today.'