EA Sports NHL 12 wants you to Be the Next Great Legend. Play your way to superstardom in the revamped Be a Pro mode and experience legendary moments in your player career as you shatter records and cement yourself in NHL history. Experience authentic action and energy of real life hockey as the NHL 12 Full Contact Physics Engine puts you in the rink with everything now live on the ice -- shatter the glass, send helmets flying and knock players over the boards and into the bench. Experience a fresh new look and feel with all new gameplay presentation, and, for the first time ever, the chance to lace up outdoors under the lights in one of the biggest hockey events of the season, the NHL Winter Classic at Pittsburgh's Heinz field. This year will be the first to see dynamic goalies in the game; players can knock the net off and make contact with goalies, knocking them down or out of position, as they crash the crease. Watch as goalies fight through screens to make awe-inspiring saves and leave the crease to trade punches with hated rivals during fights.
EA Sports has seemingly perfected the way they handle digital hockey, almost the same way that they’ve taken care of nailing down the sport of football with Madden. However, unlike the gridiron series, NHL 11 really hit its stride with its gameplay formula, letting players feel every slapshot and bone-crushing check. It was so effective than even 2K Sports got rattled, eventually getting to the point where its inferior NHL 2K series was shelved in its entirety this year. Now we come to NHL 12, a game that’s a precursor to the upcoming hockey season – which we’re excited for, by the way. The game features a number of new ingredients, one of them being new playable legends. It looks as if EA really learned from 2K Sports asking Michael Jordan to star in NBA... Read Review