NHL 12 review
by, 09-13-2011 at 07:11 AM (834 Views)
Ok, I downloaded NHL 12 friday night and I have played a lot throughout the weekend and wow what a game. Played some Franchise and had a lot of fun.
NHL 12 is great unless you are from Winnipeg. EA Sports hates you. I'm ok with it as a Flyers fan but having the NHL logo representing the franchise when the logo has been out for months is really unexcusable. I'm ok about the uniforms but the symbols were released a long time ago and the old Winnipeg uniforms, which I guess are not connected to Phoenix any more are usable to play with but the default are 2 plain NHL uniforms.
Scoring is no longer easy. I used to poke the hell out of a goalie and get some cheap goals, which I have now stopped since I have had a record number of goaltender interferrence penalties.
I have fought 1 goaltender, for the most part, you challenge a goaltender and a defensemen will jump in to fight you instead. i wish there was some animation showing this instead it just seems like there are 2 people on the ice during a fight which is just not real and has annoyed me for years.
You want to play as a legend? You can do that in the Be a Legend mode but expect a lot of work if you want Lemeuix or Gretsky because you have 8 other legends to unlock first.
Online games were smooth but only season ticket holders were online so it wasn't over crowded.
Collision detection is awesome in this game and when a player is injuried you can see why and how he was injured.
I'd say this game is a must buy for NHL fans but you could skip it if you had last years game, I've averages about 2-5 goals per game in this edition and last year I averaged about 5-8 goals per game.