FHM 3 is now available for download. We are including details from the OOTP developments Press Release. General Manager (GM) Games intends to have a review as soon as possible. In the meantime, have a read on the new features with some slight alterations on the adjectives used by OOTP marketing.
OOTP Developments today announced that Franchise Hockey Manager 3 has shipped and is officially licensed by the National Hockey League (NHL) for the first time in FHM’s history. The NHL license allows all teams in the game to have real logos and uniforms for an authentic hockey experience and removes the need for player and jersey mods.
FHM 3 includes some of the following features these features:
Officially licensed by the NHL. Teams will have their real logos, insignias, and uniforms along with the Stanley Cup Championship and post-season awards.
New Career Mode: Path to glory: A streamlined and more approachable way to play, with improved game and information flow as well as news from around the world that impacts your experience.
Generate your General Manager/Coach, assign your skills as you wish, start low and work your way up – or take the helm of your favorite team and take it to the Stanley Cup Championship.
New Role-Based Tactical System: Allows the coach to choose from a variety of pre-set tactics to build their team’s “system” and then assign players specific roles that fit into that system.
Rebuilt Injury System – Injuries are now generated directly from in-game events and correspond to specific activities – fights will break noses more than they will sprain ankles. Players are now rated for durability in different parts of their bodies, and serious injuries in one place can leave them more vulnerable to more injuries of the same type later in their career.
Updated Development Process – Player development has received some significant changes, introducing more variability and making player evaluation much more uncertain.
Updated Interface – The FHM 2 interface has been refined even further to make playing the game easier than ever.
- Star ratings have been rescaled so there’s much more diversity within leagues
- More logical penalty calling
- A new game rating system that adds offensive and defensive game scores
- Leagues now have a functioning central scouting organization that you can use to guide your own scouting and drafting
- A more detailed coaching model
- Improved AI throughout the game, for example trade AI, roster AI, in-game AI, contract AI and so on, resulting in a more challenging game play.