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  • Summary: The Skill Stick purports to give more control to the player. Protect the puck, receive passes without breaking stride, and discover an arsenal of sweet new dekes, all with an intuitive right stick control scheme. The game features Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providingThe Skill Stick purports to give more control to the player. Protect the puck, receive passes without breaking stride, and discover an arsenal of sweet new dekes, all with an intuitive right stick control scheme. The game features Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providing play-by-play and commentary throughout the proceedings. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 12 out of 20
  1. May 23, 2015
    10
    I love this game. this is the best NHL hockey game simulator to date. it boasts game modes such as Hockey Ultimate Team where you can spendI love this game. this is the best NHL hockey game simulator to date. it boasts game modes such as Hockey Ultimate Team where you can spend even more real money to succeed, GM Mode which actually good. Live The Life which is the exact same as last year, and exhibitions mode. but my favorite has got to be EASHL which is EA Sports Hockey League. This game mode allows you and your friends to create a team completely from your own imagination allowing you to name it, make the jerseys, and select from a whopping 5 different logos. (Jersey creation is cool though) The reason why this mode is so critically acclaimed is because nothing beats the fun of losing in the playoffs. but things get orgasmic when your facing someone who is 80 overall and your team is only 65 overall and in division 10. losing to these people who glitch goal is the most fun ive ever had in my life. this game puts ocarina of time to shame. keep it up EA sports, we love your microtransactions. Buy this game. it is 100% worth the $60 price, in fact you should tip the guy at the counter just for being nice enough to sell it to you, because this game is so good most keep to themselves. i also believe that if you didn't pre-order then you are fat and unathletic and should commit suicide because your a **** Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2014
    8
    Don't judge this book by its menus...Yes the menus are literally identical to NHL 14. The presentation is also exactly the same. But that isDon't judge this book by its menus...Yes the menus are literally identical to NHL 14. The presentation is also exactly the same. But that is where the casual eye has been fooled. If you are a casual NHL gamer, NHL 14 will do fine for you. However, if you are a hardcome HUT/GM fan of the NHL series, there is far more under the hood than the photo-copied exterior shows. There have been two main changes to the NHL 15 this year: rosters and gameplay. New rosters could be enough for a hardcore NHL gamer to warrant the annual purchase. While EA clearly had its hands full with the next-gen version, they obviously wanted to make improvements to the 360 and PS3 version of the game, but had to choose how to spend their limited time. So the menus and presentation were sacrifised for a number of great changes to gameplay.
    Gameplay improvements:
    - New heavier puck physics. While this doesnt sound like much, it actually is a massive improvement from the badminton birdie puck of years past.
    - More realistic shooting accuracy. Players with low accuracy shoot the puck like they should...missing the barn door by 12 feet. And the backhand is awesome!
    - Better skating. Yes, the players feel more weighty and realistic.
    - Improved player physics. Each and every player interacts with each other in all situations. Momentum makes a difference now. You can take out your own players. You can send goalies flying! Also the hitting is much more realistic and does not feel like you are starting an animation.
    - Goalies are more realistic. In this I mean they are actually weaker than before. But this is good! No more superhuman goalies!
    - Smarter AI. Finally, the AI angles players into the boards and cuts off the front of the net. No more skate in, cut to the middle and snipe top corner.
    - New commentators. Not sure what to say here. Ray Ferraro sounds great. Doc and Ed are okay at best.
    - Overall gameplay: improved, fine tuned, realistic, much better than NHL 14.

    That is enough for any hardcore NHL gamer.
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  3. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    You you own NHL 14 no point in buying this, as it is the same game with a shiny 15 in the Title.
    Solid Game, tight controls, lots of good
    You you own NHL 14 no point in buying this, as it is the same game with a shiny 15 in the Title.
    Solid Game, tight controls, lots of good online play.

    If your looking to jump into NHL and have never brought a game before its sill hard to justify spending 60.00 when 14 is much cheaper.
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  4. Sep 11, 2014
    1
    Do NOT buy this game if you have NHL 14! This is exactly same as the 14! Only the commentators are new. Waste of money! This game is so bad! IDo NOT buy this game if you have NHL 14! This is exactly same as the 14! Only the commentators are new. Waste of money! This game is so bad! I payed for this about 60€, and today I got this. I was happy, but when i played this....... Sooooooooooo Baaaaaaaaaaad! Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    0
    other than the rosters and commentary, nothing was done to this game. if you're not gonna change the game, don't bother releasing it. At leastother than the rosters and commentary, nothing was done to this game. if you're not gonna change the game, don't bother releasing it. At least i still have 14 Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    EA has really outdid themselves this time. I can't even begin to imagine what giant balls it takes to take the same product you released aEA has really outdid themselves this time. I can't even begin to imagine what giant balls it takes to take the same product you released a year before, change nothing about it except for the most superficial things, and then re-release it at full price.

    EA: I've put up with a ton of crap from you in the past but this is really going too far. You're nothing more than a bunch of crooks!
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  7. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    This is utter trash, and luckily I only paid $30 with a gift card -- it isn't even worth $15 or $20. It's literally NHL 14, but theyThis is utter trash, and luckily I only paid $30 with a gift card -- it isn't even worth $15 or $20. It's literally NHL 14, but they reintroduced 'puck physics' from every game before '14 where the puck doesn't bounce like a tennis ball. Good job EA. Where it ISN'T in the game. I'll wait on the next gen version as well for NHL 16, if they manage to fix it that is. EA needs to invest more money and personnel into NHL based on this shoddy effort, and fire "Rammer" for incompetency. Expand

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