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Average User Score: 6.8Sep 17, 2012From a 2003-present consistent EA NHL buyer, this year's version is quite a disappointment, but not a failure. The new skating system isFrom a 2003-present consistent EA NHL buyer, this year's version is quite a disappointment, but not a failure. The new skating system is decent, but extremely frustrating at times. The game has slowed down tremendously, and the momentum physics make it incredibly difficult at times to maneuver your players on simple passes and routes. As far as checking goes, body checking has improved from '12, but stick-checking has taken a massive, giant leap backwards. Stick lifting is utterly useless, and poking is inconsistent and awkwardly animated.
+Positives: Tons of modes, realistic movements (particularly shooting), rating system
-Negatives: body/stick checking is VERY awkward, skating… Expand