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Monday, September 30, 2013

Quick thoughts on NHL 14

I've been getting physical in NHL 14, now out for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Here are some thoughts on the game.

Yes, this is a very physical game when you hop onto the ice, thanks to the NHL Collision Physics system. Players feel weighty and move realistically. Fighting along the boards to gain possession of the puck can be a challenge, but it's very satisfying when successful.

While there are some tweaks, added polish and neat gameplay features, the casual player might not notice them that much if they played NHL 13. Annual releases of sports games like these keep feeling the same for me, especially during these last couple years as the current console generation dragged on. I'm very looking forward to an NHL 15 that's primarily focused with next-gen consoles in mind.

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