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.
The gameplay is awesome, you have a great balance of being the player and the coach, which all sports games thrive for... The commentators are great the sounds are functional and crisp. I play it everyday (learning a new control everytime). I wouldn't say I'm dissapointed with the gameplay graphics but they lack just a little bit. Other than that I'd say I am more than happy with NHL 13.
This is a great game, my friend brought it over and we couldn't shut off the ps3 we had to keep playing it was so fun. I would strongly recommend buying this
This is the best nhl game! The best thing about this game is NHL MOMENTS LIVE! If u do it on superstar u can brag to ur friends. Another good thing is GM Connected. Get this game is ROCKS!
Too many glitches
As an avid hockey fan and player, I thought NHL 13 would be an improvement, but it is the same old story. The load times are glacially slow and the load screens get glitchy. But the breaking point for me was in goalie BAP mode where the offsides face-off is in the wrong spot half of the time! How can EA let that go. Coupled with the stats are not consistent though out the game and that the simulation of my off days did not stop, which sim-ed my start and caused me to get demoted to the minors. The graphics are great, but it covers all the flaws to the common fan. Too many flaws for my money...trade it in now while you can get $30 back!
A good step forward for the series
I am a big fan of NHL 11 and 12 and i can honestly say that 13 has impressed me. The new skating physics take some getting use to but it is a closer representation to the real thing compared to the arcade feel the last few titles had. My only complaint thus far is the much longer load times and the slight lag when navigateing the menus. GM mode which i mostly play is vastly improved seeing more trades offered by the cpu and more willingness to make deals. I recommend NHL 13 if your looking for a more authentic hockey experience.