Amazing and soo realistic! EPIC! <3
Ive been doing alot of research and watching videos on youtube... its so realistic the way the puck moves and bounces, the ice, the players! They even added the winter classic and new LIVE goalie features!!! Amazing! I love it soo much i just bought a PS3 instead of using y xbox360! I bought a new PS3 with built in wifi, headset, contollers, blue tooth and alot more just to play nhl12 online and against others from around the world! Gamer tag j2012gamer! See ya on the ice!
Maybe it'll be a reason to play ps3 again?
Well I really hope that this game lives up to my expectations. NHL 11 was pretty good in my opinion. Some of the added features made the game flow better than 10. I really hope the new full contact physics engine is what i expect it to be. In 11 it was way too easy to get to the net so I'm hoping this will negate that. I also hope the goalie interaction lives up to expectations as long as its not overly interactive. The last thing I want is BS goaltender interference calls. I also think the winter classic will be pretty awesome too and i hope the wind and weather do play a role in the games. I'm really hoping this game will bring me back to my ps3 :)
Fan of the series, but this is my least favorite
Two major gripes. In an effort to make the game more realistic, they force you to sit out a shift every so often and watch. I prefer no line changes and always having my created player on the ice at all times but turning off line changes is no longer an option. Sure, it is more realistic, but less fun. Stinks having to sit out either a powerplay or a penalty kill and watch the action unfold. Secondly, the AI teammates are awful. Even if you are wide-open and breaking down the ice they won't pass it to you, and to get them to you have to "request" a pass which causes your player to tap his stick on the ice, wasting valuable time. Lame. I think i'll go back to the "less realistic" NHL 10, where my player can stay on the ice, actually get passed to, and score 5-10 goals a game. Isn't that supposed to be the point of the game, to be un-realistically that much better than the rest of the NHL? Glad I bought this game used, and didn't spend a full $60
No bad surprises
NHL11 disappointed me in the beginning due to Manny teams not having the arena name around the center ice circle. Please no more bad surprises. I know NHL12 has team specific intros but don't let the important areas of presentation suffer due to new features though. Presentation is just as important as making the players do what their real life counterparts and their equipment do. Remember EA the game is representing the game to the casual and new fans of the sport and that means you have to put 100% into every aspect of the game. Bad presentation like no arena names at center ice take away from the game play improvements. Most want to feel like we are watching the real thing in simulation.Not playing a arcade game. I would suggest the face off style intermissions like the game from 989 sports. Maybe better with time because it is 2011 and that was done in the early 2000's when 989 did it. for NHL13 that would be cool if it isn't in NHL12. the Intermissions are unrealistic. they don't press a button and the ice is automatically fresh in real life.
Should be fun
This game will be awesome. Nhl 11 was really fun and realistic and this one will be too.
Great as usual but flawed AI (as usual)
NHL 12 has a number of improvements from last year (presentation mostly) but I am still NOT a fan of the physics engine. Regardless of your sliders, playing the computer on anything above All-Star is behond challenging and flirts with downright frustrating. The AI controlling your own players is just plain stupid. From not picking up pucks to players taking rediculous routes up ice on breaks, etc etc... it just takes away from the user experience. But still a great game like its predecessors.
The funnest sports game out there.
I have more fun with this game than any game I own. The gameplay is really solid and realistic. I think its the best sports game out there and hockey isnt even my favorite sport. Its very fast paced and takes alot of strategy.
This is the best sports game of 2012.
I've had this game for a couple of weeks now and i'm still in love. Two things that could be improved upon. The fighting still could be better as in the bench is empty and no one is on the ice except for the two playerxs fighting. The other thing that could be improved on is shattering glass. It dosn't happen as often as depicted in the game. One last thing, does anyone know how to get in a goalie vs. goalie fight?
love nhl games needs 1 change
As Big of a hockey fan as I am. I would love to see 1 change to the NHL series. I would like to see all the real life refs and linesmen in the game and base the penalty calls and offside calls on how they officiate in real life. that would make this game truely authentic
NHL 12 is an awesome game that is really enjoyable no matter what your age (rating +10...oops) or if you even like hockey (which you should) it is a great overall game great graphics and everything else like gameplay and lastin appeal are great.......Except the sound is not that great, they still have sucky announcers and also there is a late or never at all reaction to different plays, such as calling for a pass or hitting the post, but also even the crowd, for example if you NAIL someone and your at home the crowd sound comes in like 20 sec. later. Other than that no major glitches except for some very minor clipping. Overall an Awesome game that everyone can enjoy (Ovi rules!!!)