With an NHL lockout now a definite the hockey season may be in jeopardy. One thing for sure is that the virtual season will go on. For true hockey fans, will NHL 13 be able to fill the void of what could be a lost season? I played Madden 13 and it was the best Madden I have ever played. I know that they have different teams working on them but I was hoping that seeing what they did with Madden that the NHL team would not let the notion of a possible sports game of the year award slip through their fingers.
We all heard the excuse that they only have a year to make the game and we get that. But we the fans also pay sixty dollars every year for it as well and expect huge improvements and additions to the franchise. Shame on us? Maybe. The demo really impressed a lot of people, myself included. My main concern though was the demo showed that they only updated the main parts of the game leaving pretty much the same menu infrastructure from NHL 09. I mentioned this in my demo impressions preview that they really should have updated the menus more and chose not to. So is NHL 13 going to be as devastating to fans as a full or partial real NHL lockout? I will tell you what I think.
From the start of game you will be greeted with the pretty much the same menu as the last couple games which I have pretty much made clear is. I will say that does make for easy navigation but I really liked how the Madden team redesigned their menu system and even Tiger Woods was different. But letís just put the menu scheme aside and just say, yes we would have liked an upgrade but so be it.