Go Jets Go
I know I will get this game and if they add in the new Winnipeg Jets I'll be the happiest Canadian in the gaming world
This is the best NHL game on XBOX 360 so far i hope it is better than NHL 11 and stamkos does allow to be on the cover.
I think someone from the Boston Bruins should be on it because they won the Stanley Cup.
cant wait for nhl 12
its gona be the best game finally the goalies arent computers any more and the winter classic to finish it off
I got this game in hopes of upgrading my very old NHL 2k5. I never should have bothered. After trying this unplayable piece of regurgitated EA garbage a few games into my season, I booted my ORIGINAL Xbox back up and stuck with 2k5. That's pretty sad. The mechanics of this game are utterly terrible, the controls are a completely unintuitive mess, and the frame rate is about a whopping 15fps. Body checking feels like you're all 4 year olds bumping into each other, puck control is about as effective as wizzing into a wall socket, and the whole game relies on pinning on the boards for 60 minutes. Passing is horrid, one timers are nearly impossible, your skaters move at senior citizen speeds (even when you supposedly can make them "hustle"), and overall it makes me want to rip my hair out instead of delve deeper into my game. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from EA garbage and hope ESPN breaks back into the monopoly on terrible sports games.
Just another EA classic.
Let me start by saying that anyone who says this game is exactally like NHL11 obviously doesn't know what they're talking about. They massively improved the gameplay which feels much faster and flows a lot better. Your passes aren't intercepted everytime and the overall speed feels better. Shooting and scoring is more difficult because they spent this year improving the goalies, and it worked. The Be A Pro is what has the most noticable changes. You can begin your career as a CHL player and play an entire season or just play the CHL playoffs and win the Memorial Cup. The biggest change is earned ice-time. You can no longer keep pressing B and play the entire game like you could in NHL11. Depending on what line you're playing on and how good or bad of a game you're playing will determine your total ice-time. Be A GM mode is basically the same which is good because I saw no problems that had to be fixed. NHL12 is one of the greatest games of the year and probally the greatest sports game of all time.
Great Game, But Some Flaws
I love this game I had it forever and people still play it in 2014! Online gameplay is awesome, I don't find it OP in anyway.
The only flaws I find is the fact when you fight, the no one is on the benches it looks weird as if they all glitched out, but it doesn't bother me. The only other flaw is some of the calls on goaltender interference are so stupid, I don't touch the goalie and I get a foul. Other then that, I love the game.
Great game; cheap disc
Overall this game is great; I mainly play the 'Be a Pro Mode' which is new to me (the last NHL game I played was 07 which didn't have it) and I must say that it's probably the best feature for me. The gameplay is great, graphics are really good, announcers are fair (but that's always the case with sports games I think). My only problem with this game which is why I gave it such a low review is that after having the game for about a month, I now can no longer play it due to an 'unreadable disc' error. This is the only game I get this for and I've had it happen on multiple discs. I've checked online for a solution but there are none. What's worse, this appears to have been a problem over the past few years for this franchise. I'm not sure what the issue is with them, but someone should explain to them that using cheap discs is not good for business. Needless to say, I will be trying this one more time; if I receive the same error this will be the last EA Sports game that I buy.
Cover of Nhl 12
I think nhl 12 should do the same thing as madden 12 did vote for the cover man... But as a hockey fan I think In memory of Derek Boogard I think EA should put him on the cover...
Excellent game but one annoying flaw
I haven't had a hockey game since NHL09 and was very excited to play with the Winnipeg Jets. Now if you don't have an online account than just going to give you a heads up that only the Jets jerseys on the game will be the old school ones from the 80's. Granted they are going to get the new ones on there in the jersey update which is suppose to be late October-early November. Also very irritated that if I play a "rivalry" game with the Jets, the commentators still say Atlanta. Just feels like they rushed the Jets together almost like someone who moves a franchise in Madden. Overall the gameplay is awesome, very addicting and fun. People who complain about the passing and shooting obviously have not seen the practice mode on the game. I have also seen some reviews about the game freezing and I have not had a game freeze on me yet.