We have to admit, although were big sports fans here at ‘LLERO, hockey is not as high on the list as say futbol, baseball and other sports. Yet, after sitting down to play a few matches of NHL 15 we were hooked. It’s often said the devil is in the details; well NHL 15 doesn’t miss a beat. First off, the arenas are as authentic as you’ll find in any game. Unique arena elements from 19,000+ seat capacities to lighting and player entrance tunnels are captured with a level of detail never seen before. They didn’t forget the folks filling those arenas either. There are over 9,000 individual crowd models. Take a look through the glass and you’ll see fans hold up signs with your name on them, crazed costume wearing fans and even sections full of team rivals saying some not so pleasant things. No black and white dots or cloned fans here. Then there are the players. The EA development team employed physicists to accurately capture player movement. So for the first time in any sports game, real-world physics affects every player through every on-ice collision with the new 12 Player NHL ® Collision Physics. Which means great secondary collisions, net scrambles and player pileups. The puck gets its just due as well. Completely rebuilt puck physics result in a more realistic feel to every puck interaction. Everything on the ice, including the ice surface itself, is live – no computer controls here, making for a pretty sweet user experience.
Available Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3
Release Date: September 9, 2014