PS3 (also on Xbox 360)
Remember that ‘Life. Be in it’ advertising campaign from a million
years ago? You know,
the one with the tubby bloke named Norm who was the consummate
tinnie-sucking armchair athlete?
Anybody who isn’t Australian is most certainly currently wondering
what the fuck we’re on about. Actually, many younger Aussies likely
Anyway, he loved sport, as long as it was played by others and
appeared on his cathode ray tube-infused goggle box. Why participate
when you can appreciate the artistry of others? We don’t necessarily
agree wholeheartedly with this sluggardly stance, but when it comes
to ice hockey we make a very large exception. This sport is brutal!
Like, you could get hurt or something!
So, give us simulation anytime, where about the worst that can
happen is getting smacked over the head with a DualShock. It’s
happened, it hurts – but not like crunching your face into ice at a
zillion miles an hour and subsequently having your teeth surgically
removed from inside your tootsies.
Hmm, we probably should mention this annual update of EA’s rather
snazzy take on the sport we’ve been crapping on about for some 188
Despite NHL 12 being groovy,
there’s been no laurel resting, especially control-wise. It’ll
alienate some, however the new ‘true performance skating’, whereby
it’s all left-stick real world physicstastic momentumminess feels
right once you click with it. Meanwhile, some 1,000 new animations
have apparently been shoehorned in – things do look great, and
Get off on pencil pushing? You’ll love ‘GM Connected’, whereby you
can go all managemental online with up to 749 others – that’s a lot
of peeps plotty-plotting for the Stanley Cup. Meanwhile, if you like
fucking with history you can revisit, replay and remodel several
classic moments. Vandal!
So, play NHL 13 and save your teeth. Here ends our
Community Service Announcement – bewdy Newk!