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EA Sports Game Changer, Kidshowtime has posted his thoughts on NHL 13 hockey I.Q.

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There is more responsibility on the user to recognize a team who is being too aggressive or too passive. If you want the upper hand in NHL 13, you need to familiarize yourself with what a strong fore-check looks like and use that to potentially expose a team who is simply pushing up too far. The flip side of that is you also need to be cognizant of what lines you have on the ice and which players thrive under certain offensive and defensive strategies. With the new skating system, you’ll find yourself in tough if you’ve got your defenseman pinching quite often and they’re not the most agile or speediest skaters. If your breakout is defensive you will under-utilize a player like Marion Gaborik – forcing him to navigate through a potential 1-3-1 defensive setup and not gaining the speed he would with a more aggressive offensive rush.

The possibilities are endless – and on top of all of this there is also the option to customize your A.I. for your team. Although I can’t get into specifics yet, this feature allows the user full control and plenty of creativity in order to have an effective plan while heading into battle on the frozen surface. When tied into the new ‘coach mode’ – this really gives users something that’s been asked for since the series turned a corner into the simulation market – actually being able to be a coach for an NHL team. Setting strategies, changing lines and even having the ability to call for shots on the ice. Combined with the new True Broadcast Camera angle – it really feels like EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q. has helped evolve a new way of playing EA SPORTS NHL 13.

Game: NHL 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 KmK @ 07/24/12 06:30 PM
Sounds promising !
 
# 2 baseballboss5 @ 07/24/12 07:29 PM
This series is great and nhl 12 was ok but boring but 13 is going to really really change everything
 
# 3 baseballboss5 @ 07/24/12 07:29 PM
i agree RealmK
 
# 4 Money99 @ 07/24/12 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I honestly get the feeling the new AI make make the offline game something truly fantastic.
I really hope so too.
With the new GM features, it might be worthwhile for an offline gamer to pick this game up.

I also hope the BAP feature has seen some upgrades too.
I love those modes.
 
# 5 Vikes1 @ 07/24/12 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I honestly get the feeling the new AI make make the offline game something truly fantastic.
Yep RealmK, if all that we know of so far really works well...NHL '13' could be a very nice change from past games in the series. I especially like in the write up where it's said you can have problems just getting the puck outta your own end. That alone will be quite a shocking change.

And having to change up strategies depending on what team your facing, sounds great. And possibly added too, the chance a clubs strategies may change due to coaching changes....yahoo!
 
# 6 BLA244 @ 07/25/12 01:17 AM
Sounds like this game is going to be great
 
# 7 13whitebread @ 07/25/12 08:55 PM
As a player that mainly plays offline this sounds very good to me it has been a little stale it seems this year they have spent a significant time on the game. I also heard that they will also bump up calling penalties against the computer so we can get on the power play too. I hope this is the case it will make offline play a little more realistic this year.
 
# 8 Vic1 @ 07/25/12 09:15 PM
Sounds like they are moving away from the casual gamer yet still trying to keep things intact for them. Good call, EA. I was a little confused by first at FIFA because I had no idea how soccer worked but it's really helped me learn the game. Try to create the most realistic game possible first, then worry about the "casual gamer" after. That's my take.
 
# 9 canucksss @ 07/25/12 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I honestly get the feeling the new AI make make the offline game something truly fantastic.
i hope so.
 
# 10 Gagnon39 @ 07/26/12 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I honestly get the feeling the new AI make make the offline game something truly fantastic.
I'm hoping this will finally be the year that I can play the game on All-Star rather than Superstar. Every other year I've had to play on Superstar because the game becomes too easy. However on Superstar the CPU instantly hustles every time there is a loose puck giving making it feel as if they are faster than the user.

Hopefully with the new AI the CPU will present a consistent challenge on All-Star.
 
# 11 Footballforever @ 07/26/12 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RealmK
I honestly get the feeling the new AI make make the offline game something truly fantastic.
I hope so, NHL is the most anticipated game on my list right now.
 

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