I don't like the gameplay @ all every time I go for a fore-check I would get a pleatly! I got ticked!
THE CONTROLS ARE TERRIBLE!!!
My review summary basically sums up this game. Sure the graphics looks great and the sounds is nice and everything but what's the most important thing in a game? THE GAMEPLAY, and how is the gameplay in this game you asked? IT'S TERRIBLE!! Well, not really terrible if you're playing as a goalie, but if you're a player, oh man, that's when the TERRIBLE controls comes into play. I mean, sure it sounds good on paper, "true performance skate lets you becomes blah blah realistic", but did it actually plays out well? NO!!!! Throughout the whole entire experience with the game, I felt like I was controlling an 18 wheeler instead of a human skater!! It's so clunky and bad that's its laughable. Don't get this game, or just go rent it. And wait for NHL 14 when they might actually fix the controls.
LETS GO ISLANDERS!
this has to be the best nhl 13 so far...............................................................
Great Game Guys if your an NHL Fan I have 08 and the graphics were amazing so when I saw this I knew I had to get it. Can't Wait for 14 to come out!
Glitchiest game ever.
The game is great: its really fun to play and its a great game to play with friends. However, I've been playing EA Sports games since 2005 and this is by far the glitchiest game I've ever played. Skaters get stuck offside, the puck freezes in mid air, music keeps playing during the game etc. Another annoying thing about this game is that the difference between two difficulty levels is so huge that I can't even decide if I should play against the CPU. The CPU can score really unrealistically in any situation to win the game.
20+ years and i finally get to see my kings win...THE only thing that would have made this game better is that Kopitar should have been on the cover but as a king fan i understand. but seeing as how we won the cup now everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon
Perfect for the Sports Fan or Gamer!
I am a HUGE NHL KINGS FAN!!!I love this game so much!It's really cool how they have some vintage gear that your be a pro skater can use!The only thing for the vintage gear is that they should put more vintage gear for the regular player!!!!!!They have a bunch of vintage gear for the goalie but for the skater they only have 1 vintage stick,and a Jofa helmet.That's pretty cool I guess but I would like to see some more vintage gear.For example,vintage skates,like the really old ones and vintage gloves like they used on Team USA in 1980.I would also like to see something so when I create my team or I am in Be A GM Mode,that I could create or design a stadium for the team.Also,for Be A GM Mode,they should put a setting or something so that you can change your teams jersey designs whenever you want.Overall it is AN AMAZING GAME!!!The sound and graphics are just fantastic!The sound is even better if you have a surround sound or built in surround sound on your TV because when you hit the board,it sounds so cool.(BTW I tried this game on two different TV's because my living room TV does NOT have surround sound but my new TV in my room DOES have built in surround sound and the sound effects sounded A LOT cooler on my new TV)The sound effects go from the grinding of your skates on the ice,to the sound of you hitting the boards and the puck on your stick!It is absolutely amazing!Oh and they should put the All Star Skills Competitions in Be a Pro Mode.That would have been cool.Hopefully on the next version! Last thing GO KINGS GO!!!!
When I was reading the reviews I was a little hesitant to buy this game, and that is why I thought is was important to write a review. It is very similar to NHL 12 in game modes and game set up, but the gameplay and graphics is probably the biggest improvement between two games that I have seen. Many people complain about the gameplay. It is much harder, but gives the game a much more realistic feel. If you watch hockey you should know that NHL 12 was nothing even close to how the game was played. In NHL 13 the defenders are a huge challenge and players move and feel realistic. My one complaint would be the checks, you see them but don't feel them there is no vibration and is a flaw. Overall much more of a challenge (which I like) and graphics and gameplay greatly improved other than that not much difference to 12, but the gameplay and graphics are so greatly improved well worth the price. I recommend get it pre-owned and if you don't like it you can just take it back.
one of the best if not the best hockey game
One of the greatest hockey games ive ever played it so much fun. I cant get enough of the gameplay and the graphics are to die for. One of the best game ever made in my opinion!!!!
NHL 12 was a fantastic game, and after hearing they were adding more realism with skating techniques, i became very excited for this game. However, this game has been one headache in every aspect. First off, before even approaching the ice, you're dealt with HORRIFIC menu lag/loading/saving times on PS3 (which apparently isn't a problem on the xbox) Starting the game up becomes more of a chore than a fun experience. Good luck simming your season, as it takes around 4-6 minutes to sim one single week. Gameplay-wise, this game angers me. I play 10 minute periods and in the last 150 minutes (5 games) the AI has not produced one single penalty, even with the penalty setting at its highest. Defenders are pokecheck gods. Not only do they have about a 90% pokecheck effectiveness rate when youre anywhere in their perimeter, but they gain possession as if they are some kind of puck magnets. The passing is inconsistent. I could aim for my pass to go to a left wing and instead it goes to the right wing, or even my goalie. The player changer isn't as smooth, Last year if you changed players your player would keep doing what they were doing before changing to them, this year its like they start the whole process over, sometimes completely skating over free pucks. Lastly, setting up plays on offense is sometimes impossible because all the defense does is charge the guy with the puck in attempts to hit him instead of actually defending. Last year I had my settings down pact so that I could have the most realistic games possible, this year this game leaves me with nothing but headaches. Sorry for the sloppy review but I had too much to write in such a small box.