Great Game, With a Few Minor Flaws
I have been a fan of EA's NHL series for quite awhile now, and NHL 13 is a nice step up from the previous one's. For the most part, the new skating physics play alot more realistically, and it is much harder to score using the same plays that have been abused for years online. The only problems are the fact that the in-game soundtrack is small, and features pretty poor songs that are looped over and over again, which becomes very annoying. The mechanics of the game are also spotty at times, but that can be overlooked, and all in all NHL 13 is a great simulation of hockey, and can almost replace the void left by the lockout.
I am a hardcore hockey fan so I naturally love this game but this is the best installment of the series yet! Graphics are amazing. Lots of players look exactly like they do in real life. The only thing that bugs me is the generic appearance for rookies and some look nowhere near what they do in real life. The soundtrack is great per norm and the announcers are only mediocre. Game sound like shots and saves etc. are very good. Lots of great game modes and great replay value.
overall, a great game for hockey lovers.
Great game. They need to fix the defense a little bit, because all the bad kids do is sit back and poke check like there life depends on it. The goalies could be fixed, and the packs are terrible. You get almost nothing every single time, so its a waste of time/ms points. Just like every other NHL game, there is already a scoring glitch, but its still a great game.
I love the new skating and ai the goalies are awesome i recommend this game to any hockey fan gm connected is great
Same old, Same old.
Really if you're a fan of EA's NHL franchise, why are you reading these reviews? You're probably going to buy it anyway. It's the same experience you're used to with slight improvements across all, but apart from a few new added bells and whistles its just the same as its predecesor. All the same, if its your first time getting into this franchise and you're a hockey fan you'll find yourself enjoying this game, if you're not a hockey fan, then chances are you won't.
NHL 13 is an amazing sports game. The new skating in it is really good and is more realistic. All of the game modes are fun especially HUT and Be a GM mode. The graphics could have been a bit better though.
NHL Game Is Overrated
I don't know why this game keeps getting high scores on review sites. NHL 2K was way better, but I guess since NHL (from EA Sports) is made in Canada, Canadians will rather settle with a crappier game.
I would save my money and get a quality sports game like NBA 2K13.
This game looks great!
Can't wait for this game it looks great with all of the new things they added like the skating and the new GM connected. This and Black ops 2 are the only games i'm getting this year so they better be good.
Going to be Great!
I have always loved EA's NHL series. This release looks quite promising to me, with its improvements to skating and presentation, finally being able to request a trade in be a pro, and perhaps the biggest addition, GM Connected mode, which will allow 30 teams of human players battle for the cup! All in all a definite purchase for me!
this game looks amazing! I can't wait for it to come out!!!!!! I am for sure getting NHL 13 no doubt about it!