EA Sports 'NHL 19' Review: Gameplay takes a huge step forward thanks to new skating and motion physics

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EA Sports 'NHL 19' Review: Gameplay takes a huge step forward thanks to new skating and motion physics
EA Sports 'NHL 19' Review: Gameplay takes a huge step forward thanks to new skating and motion physics

EA Sports' latest installment of its popular NHL series, "NHL 19," releases Friday. We've been playing it for about a week, so here are some takeaways from our early access. What's good? Often times when a game claims that it has "overhauled" a certain dynamic of gameplay, the product under-delivers. That's not the case with 'NHL 19'. The updated skating system in this year's edition is the most noticeable new feature, and it brings a massive upgrade to gameplay. Whereas last year's game brought skating that often felt clunky and frustrating, the skating in 'NHL 19' is most fluid and authentic than it's ever been in franchise history. It makes a world of difference when it comes to gameplay;

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