Sports Gaming News – Reviews for NHL 23, NASCAR Rivals & More
Every Sunday, we bring you sports game news you might have missed during the busy week. This week we posted reviews for NHL 23 and NASCAR Rivals. We also have the latest patch notes for Retro Bowl, FIFA 23 and NBA 2K23 as well as our thoughts on the latest patch for Madden NFL 23, eFootball 2023 and more.
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While I’m not a huge fan of releasing a licensed NASCAR title in the middle of one of the busiest seasons for sports in general, that’s precisely what Motorsport Games did when they released NASCAR. Rivals, the long-awaited debut of its official NASCAR series. on the Nintendo Switch. Although under the NASCAR Rivals name, Motorsport Games seeks to deliver an experience remarkably similar to that found on consoles with NASCAR Ignition. Does NASCAR Rivals bring something new and exciting to the Nintendo Switch, or does it pull a “start and park” and become an afterthought? Let’s talk about it in my NASCAR Rivals review.
For too long, AI players in PES/eFootball haven’t reacted to the ball. Instead, they go back to their positions or adhere to their individual instructions when common sense logic should prevail. Dumbing down the AI in these scenarios has contributed to the headless chicken mantra which can sometimes result in entirely avoidable objectives. Even the reaction times, which are tied to these scenarios, are delayed and that means you have to be ready on the sticks to make sure you’re first to a 50-50 ball.
Player movement, which was one of the best things about the game in its early days, has been slowed down with nimble players like Neymar spinning much slower than expected. While I don’t expect FIFA levels of inertia and movement, I do expect players to spin and accelerate quickly if they have the stats for it. With the men’s second press – one of the biggest meta online – the only way to beat the press is now with quick 1-2 passes, whereas previous versions let you protect the ball and use your skills dribbling to beat defenders. So instead of being able to get out of these situations, you find yourself watching players tackle the ball with regularity due to the slight delay after winning the ball.
Last Thursday, EA Sports released a highly anticipated Madden 23 patch #3, and fans everywhere rejoiced, right? After all, this new patch was supposed to fix glaring issues with some of Madden’s single-player game modes like Face of the Franchise and Connected Franchise. Additionally, we were hoping to see tweaks to gameplay issues players were having, like throwing a ton of expensive interceptions. But as we’ve seen time and time again from EA and other video game companies, there’s only so much they can squeeze into every update, and not everyone will ever be happy. of what has changed. It’s no different. There’s some good with this new update, but for the most part, there’s still a lot of work to do. So, with the help of the Operation Sports community, I bring you our Madden 23 Patch #3 review.
By now, fans of sports video games are pretty used to seeing the slightest year-over-year improvement over annual titles. While you’re probably hoping to see the kind of unmistakable updates that practically shoot out of the screen, it’s more likely that you’ll end up having to squint really hard to spot the differences from the previous title. This is the case with NHL 23 in many ways, which is intended to give those who have invested even a moderate amount of time in NHL 22 a strong sense of deja vu most of the time. With no new game modes or massive changes to existing ones (beyond a notable change for franchise mode), you get the distinct impression that this new release is closer to an update than a brand new one. game. Thankfully, the subtle but impactful tweaks that have been made to the on-ice action help temper my disappointment, making this the most realistic and entertaining portrayal of hockey the show has produced in at least a decade. With that in mind, let’s move on to my NHL 23 review.