Summary: thisd is just your classic ea nhl title does a great job only complaint would be how dumb ai is even on pro mode and all-star. the other thing that is totally unable to do in real hockey is the ability to complety have
Summary: Two major gripes. In an effort to make the game more realistic, they force you to sit out a shift every so often and watch. I prefer no line changes and always having my created player on the ice at all times but turning off line changes is no longer an option. Sure, it is more realistic, but less fun. Stinks having to sit out either a powerplay or a penalty kill and watch the action unfold. Secondly, the AI teammates are awful.
Ghraphics were not really improved but gameplay was improved.
16 April 2013
Summary: The game is fun, the rosters are updated. Gameplay has improved and has become more intricate. Graphics remain the same since 09 in my opinion. Nothing really significant to notate other than the fuller control.
Summary: Fantastic graphics. Difficult. There's a ton of buttons to learn. Fights could be more interesting. They're more like rock em sock em robots. Overall it's very rewarding to succeed and fun to be challenged.
Summary: I'm not a diehard game fan, just picked this up to causally play. Everything is good, but it will freeze sometimes. Happened 3 times since I've had it, so I just save after each game. A small nuisance but for now it's tolerable.
Summary: I am not much of a sports gamer, so I only get one game for each sport about every 5 years (Except for madden, I get that one every other year.) The last NHL game that I got was 06, so to me this is laughably a major improvement. The game play mechanics are pretty good, with a few glitches here and there, but it is solid and definitely still playable. The graphics weren't top-notch, which surprises me since EA is going crazy over graphics now.
Summary: Not a huge hockey fan so it took me this long to get an NHL game. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it (season mode and legends mode). thinking of getting NHL 13 soon, when the price goes down a bit.