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.
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.
awesome modes like ea sports hockey league drop in games. But one problem I can't stand is goal glitchers which is a serious issue
I think the goalies need to improve PRONTO, for example the cross-crease is terrible. they need to add a college experience to nhl 12. and before a be a pro they should add a shoot around before the game like have a couple of pucks and do warm-ups
Better than 13
This game is amazing. It is a lot more realistic than 13. I played the demo for 7 hour is it was so good. I am planning on getting as soon as 13 releases.
Great Game, Totally worth it
I've had this game since Christmas, and I have not gotten tired of it at all. At every corner there is a surprise, or something that adds to the competitiveness of the game. The graphics are incredible, the game play is great, and all the game modes are good. The only thing is that A.I. system isn't that smart, so that might make you mad. The trading system doesn't isn't always good, as in you'll get low balled and have to overpay for players like Sean Avery (and it especially gets annoying when he's 38 and you need a player like him but he insists on 3 million over one year). Anyway, that is really the only problem I've had with the game, and you will not be let down!
good but just like every other one
This is a really fun game especially if you like hockey but its kind of like all of the other ones which is the problem hopefully one of the upcoming NHL's will bring something new to it like first person gameplay or something like that
A Lot of Fun
I don't like hockey,but this is a really good game.It's a lot of fun tackleing people and getting into fights.
Same stuff different name!
I think EA Sports needs to consult some real NHL hockey players on how to program players on the AI and gameplay engine. Plus the only difference between this edition in the franchise from past ones is a little better graphics. If you like playing 1 guy on 5 guys this is your game. Your players controlled by the computer just flat out suck. Your controlled player is easy to get a shot off but you might make 1 out of 1000 shots if your playing above the Rookie level. Reasoning is that the AI has great control of the opposing team but it doesn't put your guys anywhere near where they need to be. Most of the time you'll be left forcing your will on a fantastic goalie wondering where the heck your guys are to pass to! Unless you play this at begginer levels than it's just way to easy! This is a very fun game to play Multiplayer on. I wouldn't buy this game for 360. I would buy this game for WII because it is a ton of fun on WII. I hope EA develops the same engine that Madden is going to with better physics and actually consults real players as to where the AI engine needs to put your players at. Because it is obvious nobody at EA sports has ever played hockey and if they did, they never won a game at it. Because on offensive rushes you'll think your guys you don't control had been drinking!
best hockey game out.this crushes nhl 11 the graphics are amazing i love this game this is a great buy and any sports fan will love it. it is worth 40 dollars.amazing!!!.cant wait for nhl 13.