NHL 15 Ultimate Edition
All Looks and No Play
Well this game looks pretty cool. the graphics look great and new commentary that was needed horribly. With that being said Some new vocal lines and three layers of player design has given EA little time to complete the game. With NO EASHL and OTP set to come at a later date. it only leaves you the option to spend money on HUT (hockey ultimate team) or play offline GM or Be a pro mode. If you dont wanna spend money on Hut and play online well then you can play meaningless games with no game stats recorded with your friends on versus. So in short with out complaining to EA because this game did get some much needed overhauls, It still lacks being a finished game. Very upsetting because both FIFA and MADDEN and NBA were out last year for next generation systems. EA held out on NHL because they wanted to make a better game, but even with the extra time they came short of finishing it. I personally will buy this game cause i am a hockey fan, But I will feel a little robbed paying $60.00 for a game that is not fully finished.
Right now, I am salivating over this game. It looks amazing! But I also think that the EA NHL team made some great gameplay improvements and new announcers will be nice to have. I can't wait for this game and I suggest you buy it.
They forgot we play the game not just look at it!
Dont get me wrong. The graphics are amazing the gameplay is flawless and if you love playing one on one games with friends and thats it then this game is for you. However, if you enjoyed EASHL and other game modes then pass right now. I have bought and played 13 and 14 and loved them both. I enjoyed all the different aspects to the games but with 15 everything is lacking. In be a pro mode you click draft, you get put on a team and then you start to play game 1. No ahl, juniors, or even pre season. You dont have to prove yourself you just play. EA released a game that was not complete and it shows. Buyer beware! I bought the ultimate edition yesterday for 75.00 after tax and today im only going to get 40.00 back for it. Waste of money please take this review serious. Save your money and hope 16 is better.
start of something good yet to come.
It looks graphically great. New commentary is a much needed overhaul. But the physics and game modes and realism is just not there. Its almost like they tried too hard in some spots and not enough in others. What gets me the most is the game feels like bumper cars on ice with constant over exaggerated player collisions sending multiple players sliding and falling over one another. That's probably due to the hurricane force winds that come to make the jerseys wave like there on a flag pole. Even with the many bugs and unrealistic gameplay at many times. this new NHL series can only get better. This is the start of a new beggining for ea nhl franchise and in several years the NHL games will become a better one to have in your next gen collection.
NHL 15, while missing some features, has by a wide margin the best gameplay of the entire 21 years of this series. If you are a fan of Ultimate Team, this game is for you. You can get a lot of coins pretty quickly, and most of the players in the auction house are quite cheap. This is a must buy if you are NHL series fan.
Save money, buy NHL 14. :/
Let me first say I am a huge hockey fan! I have every NHL that came out for 360 07-14. However with everything the removed from the Next-Gen version to "build it from the ground up" it is VERY disappointing. Having the custom fans, actual NHL commentary, and "flowy " jerseys is cool and everything. But this is pretty much NHL 15- presents HUT mode. Save yourself the money and buy 14 or save up for 16.
It is rumored that there is no EASHL an the XB1 and PS4 versions. There isn't any achievements for it either, per a leaked source. If there is no EASHL in NHL 15, I will be canceling my purchase and start to wonder why I bought XB1 in the first place.
Best NHL YET or could of
The Game and the play is the best it has ever been. YES it is. It is missing alot of options that made the game long lasting, customisable, and exciting. Fantasy draft, edit player etc. EA did not drop the ball on the play but they did let us hockey fanatics down.
This game is not ready to be released
way too many bugs, HUT collections don't work, server boots you and you get a loss. NO GAME MODES, THEY TOOK OUT GM CONNECTED!
I know this is early.... but I believe this will be the next step in the NHL franchise and will only make the future installments even better.... will revise on release but I suggest to get it !!! VIOLENT NIGHTMARES - Year 6