The NHL series has shut out its opponents for a half decade, thanks to an innovative skill stick feature and amazing graphics that left its only competition, the old “NHL 2K” series, in the dust a long-time ago.
With next-gen visuals and updates to the Skill Stick feature, “NHL 15” continues its reign of domination with an awesome professional hockey experience, even if it puts itself in the penalty box a few times with mistakes you wouldn’t expect from a veteran team like EA Sports.
Simply put, “NHL 15” is beautiful. From the updated animations and arenas, EA’s Ignite Engine showcases the drama, speed and visuals of an NHL game. With an updated physics engine as well, “NHL 15” plays awesome too. More realistic rebounds also put a premium on solid defense, checking and puck-moving skills, making those who play the game passively, pay big time. Those with gaming skills, combined with a knowledge of the game will thrive the most here.
Case in point- cycling the puck on the power play is a joy to behold, the same way protecting the front of your net while shorthanded requires patience and skill. Those who want to skate from one end of the ice to the other would best be served to pick up “NHL Rock the Rink” instead- it basically doesn’t happen in this game. With killer visuals and refined and polished gameplay, “NHL 15” rules the ice on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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