NHL 13 - PS3

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Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Ice Hockey
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: EA Canada Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 14 Sept 2012 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Connectivity: Network Players, Network Features

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Summary

Get the puck out of here! Annual sports games are usually shot down for being nothing more than glorified roster updates, but (whether true or not) the same can’t be said of EA’s NHL 13. New features, a vastly improved AI system and better connectivity means that you’re getting a completely refreshed experience, here.

First in the line of innovations is the True Performance Skating feature - which essentially adds physics-driven skating and over 1000 new animations to produce the most authentic-looking (and authentic-feeling) ice hockey game to date. You can use the Skill Stick during play to tap into a number of advanced moves to give your skater the edge.

EA Sports Hockey IQ is a brand new system that governs the AI of the computer opponent. In NHL 13, this means that the opposing team will focus on skaters other than the one in control of the puck - moving towards potential passing players, protecting goals, and trying to second-guess your attack.

As well as an immersive ice hockey/brawler simulation, NHL 13 also adds many community features to the mix. GM Connected allows you to form the ultimate fantasy league with your friends online. You can manage and participate in matches for your own 30-team NHL tournament, and you can even use mobile apps to track your progress while you’re away from your console.