posted by kernelikon (SOUTH ELGIN, IL) Nov 11, 2012
Member since Dec 2008
I don't know what happened with this latest version of NHL but it's just horrible. I have purchased and played every year since 09, and i have excused some of the glitches and minor AI issues. This year takes the cake, i'm glad i didn't buy because this game is just terrible. the one mode i enjoy BAP (offline) is unplayable buggy, the physics engine really needs some work and refining, the game plays sluggish, and a lot of the time the SIM functions just don't work at all. I played mostly in goalie and Defense and though i do like that the poke check does something i shouldn't be checked from behind by a forward and almost do a back flip from the hit.
What happened EA, i understand new features but at the expense of functionality and game play. shame on you.
Maybe the other game modes work but if you are a BAP player, skip this year.
Great game, I have alot of fun with this one. I haven't had a hockey game since NHL 11. Exactly what I expect from a hockey game. Downside no hockey this year, so no updates, which is the only downside, but if you need your hockey fill because NHL lockout continues then this will help out.