I'm a big fan of this installment. However, i haven't played a new nhl game in a few years, so i can't comment on how 16 compares to 15.
I've played nhl games since 93, and i experience no difference with the accuracy of shooting or passing. Honestly, if this feature is game breaking enough to warrant a zero rating, i urge users to take advantage of the game sliders in the menus. That control is available to you, so use it to create your ideal hockey experience.
The feature that makes me enjoy this game as much as i do is the be a pro mode. This feature has been in many prior versions and this is the first time I've enjoyed more than the be a GM mode. They developed a way of progressing your character in a very gratifying manner through constant and detailed categorical improvements. I am hooked!
A critically acclaimed series returns to the days of it's glory. While last years rendition for the new systems was a mere shell ****, this years release offers one of the most immersive and impressive games to date. Truly a joyful game to play.
The On-Ice Trainer is an awesome alternative to tutorials, and it makes me hope that other companies, not just those making sports games, will find a way to implement similar tools. NHL 16 is a huge improvement over NHL 15 in every way, and it makes me optimistic for the future of the franchise.
NHL 16 might be a more complete game than NHL 15 was, but the series
still lack the possibility to play good defense, and still struggles
with its AI. NHL 16 is a good hockey game, but could be so much better
with only a few changes.
This game is such a step up from NHL 15. All the game mode are in with some addition. The gameplay is really nice. The AI is really good. There's still some work to do but, in general, this game is really good.
NHL 16 is a good game. The gameplay is smooth, and I really enjoy the myplayer mode. The myplayer mode features a EXP system based on your play style, and really challenges the player to develop overall skill, instead of just buying attribute points and scoring on terrible shots. The down part of myplayer is that the defense is still not fixed. The RD and LD cannot stop plays in the slot, and make it difficult to forecheck. Also, the LD and RD turn the puck over quite a bit, which makes offense quite frustrating.
The game is quite pretty, and your actions are fairly crisp as a individual skater. It focuses on your skill, making you be a overall hockey player instead of just a generic gamer. Playing goalie is quite a bit of fun too, but the mechanics still need a little work.
Online play is still as fun as ever. Team play is the best thing in EA Sports right now, and this is the best game for it. You will need a good player goalie to compete however, otherwise you will be subjected to the glitch goals that are in every game.
Playing goalie online requires a good connection. Lagging controls and visuals can be a huge detriment to your team. I know that it seems as though it takes almost a whole second to move one direction or the other after you press the button online.
All in all, negatives are easier to write, but the game is very very fun. I fell in love with the game all over again, and if you enjoy hockey, you will love this years game! The Myplayer alone was worth the buy. Out of any EA Sports game, NHL is the one you want.
This game should it be called NHL 15.2. It brings modes cruelly lacking to NHL 15, and a bit more. This is really the gist of it: modes are back, some minor improvements to menus and gameplay. Is it worth $79.99? That all depends on how long ago you played this series and how much you want to play a hockey game. Personally, I feel like the steep price is counter-intuitive if you felt robbed by last year's edition due to the lack of changes. This is also why this game in no way deserves neither a 10 or a 5.
The gameplay is fun, the most realistic yet, but it still feels like a copy-paste from last year, with a couple of tweaks.
Online, lag is often present. However, expect a hot fix soon. Matches are competitive and goalies are as hard to beat as ever.
This EA game is lagging behind its colleagues, FIFA and Madden, notably visually. We can feel that EA is diversting this game. I felt compelled to review this as other websites seem to be biased.
NHL game is sadly yet another year far lacking in the be a pro section, not a possibility to get trader after you join NHL, and no national team. FIFA another EA game does this mode a lot better, strange how they can NAIL it in FIFA, but just be such a disappointment in the NHL games
SummaryPlayers who are drawn to team experiences can jump into either 6 v. 6 Online Team Play, Online Couch Co-op, or the EA SPORTS Hockey League, that’s been re-formulated to deliver a new player class system for a more competitive and balanced experience. Players who want to build their own legacy can dive into Be-A-Pro, which allows them to ...