Hands On: NHL 12
You remember the original Nintendo hockey, where you could pick a skinny, medium or fat player, and they all had different attributes? NHL 12 is just like that...only with razor-sharp HD graphics that look almost identical to a broadcast presentation. The Full Contact Physics Engine adds variety to your checks and skirmishes based on the size of the player, the speed he's moving and the angle at which he's colliding. Players don't just bump and fall down, sticks and limbs fly freely as the puck skips up and down the ice. New Dynamic Goalies also appear way more active than they have in past builds. The netminders show off more flexible movement than ever before, and they need it - for the first time ever, players can knock the net off the line and smash into goaltenders. Looks like another year on top for EA's hockey franchise.
NHL 12 is scheduled for a September 13 release on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
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