Sidenote: You know what I hate, when people insert a player's name to substitute days away from something. People do this with hockey all the time. If we're 30 days away from the start of the season, someone will write "ZOMG, TIM THOMAS DAYS AWAY". Go to Operation Sports, go to HFboards, go to Twitter, they all do it. It's fucking moronic. If I was ever a bank teller and someone wanted thirty dollars withdrawn from their account and said "I would like Tim Thomas dollars, please", I'd have to strike them in the face repeatedly.
Well you know what, I'm not fucking excited for it at all and this is coming from a guy who has bought every hockey game since EA produced NHLPA 93 for the Sega Genesis.
Yeah, you remember that game right? It had that weird yellow thing on the side, which made it stand out amongst all of my other high quality games like Streets of Rage 4 (yeah, with the kangaroo spitting kangagoo!) and the ever so awesome Sonic the Hedgehog 2. That game had it all man, fighting, blood!, and Jeremy Roenick was a beast. Yeah, a beast. The dude flew up and down the ice with the greatest of ease. I swear, there was one season where I scored 150 goals with him, he was that good. This was before he was crying on TV because he never won the Stanley Cup. I remember the good ole days JR, before you became a sniveling pussy right in front of America's eyes. What happened to you?
But that was the past and most of you guys reading this may not even remember NHLPA '93. If you have a Sega Genesis kicking around, go get it. Hell, even download the rom somewhere. It was that good. But onto pressing matters here, the release of NHL 12. I'm sorry, but I can't allow myself to get excited for this year's edition of the NHL series. My biggest gripe? There's no new additions.
"Oh but Pez, there's goalie fights!" - Yeah, there was goalie fights in NHL 06.
"Oh, but Pez, you can shatter the glass now!" - Yeah, again NHL 06.
"Oh, but Pez, now helmets can fly off!"
Wow, helmets. What this basically comes down to is that the NHL team made some "under the hood adjustments" and that was it. Same ole presentation. Same shitty commentary. I played the demo at length and came away from everything relatively unimpressed. Hey, at least I can be a female in EASHL now! REALISM!
Oh yeah, there's a list here right?
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