I am addicted to NHL 12 and in fact, it’s the only game I get year after year. Any little video, or any little news about it makes me heart throb.
This trailer just dropped and I can’t wait for it! I am not really sure what the deal is with the skating but I don’t care. The game can only get better. EA Canada has done an amazing job on previous versions of the game.
They also seem to have addressed two huge problems that I have with the game in the lack of 5 hole opportunities against goalies, and the absence of a true speed burst with some of the speedier players.
Originally posted on ProHockeyTalk:
I hate to bum everyone out, but here’s a sobering thought: there are only four-to-seven NHL games left in the 2011-12 campaign. Along with the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and free agency, hockey fans will probably turn to EA Sports’ NHL 12 for their hockey fix, which might make people clamor for NHL 13 in turn. While Electronic Arts polls fans to determine the cover star, Operation Sports shares some screen shots taken from this early preview video.
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Perhaps I’m not very observant, but I’ve found the skating in the games to be pretty fantastic, so it wasn’t immediately clear what precisely the difference is (despite how undeniably cool all of that looked). Game Informer sheds a little more light on the changes that are in store for the next iteration of the popular (and unopposed) hockey video games series, which includes these bits. (Also added: some quips from your nerdy, game-playing author.)