Over the years the sports games have become a lot more real than anyone could imagine. Football has gone from the 2D Tecmo Bowl all the way up to the greatest 3D gameplay you can get from the Madden NFL series. Do not get me wrong, I LOVED playing Tecmo Bowl and running for 95 yard touchdowns with Bo Jackson, but there is still something about the 2D graphics that just does not sit right. Change to the hockey games over the years. Remember the games like Blades of Steel or even the Wayne Gretzky Hockey games for the Nintendo system? These games offered players a chance to get the feel for hockey right in their living room, but not quite as good a feel as you get these days with game franchises from EA Sports.
Today is a good day for those that have been wondering what NHL 13 was going to be like. According to online sources, you can now download the demo for NHL 13 on the PS3 or the Xbox 360. The demo, which is just a smaller 1.3GB file size, can be downloaded directly and features the LA Kings and the New Jersey Devils in a traditional hockey game. The score in the third period is randomized to give you a chance to hold the lead or come from behind to win it big. Besides the traditional game play you can choose to practice 1-on-1 with the goalie if you want to work on some kick ass moves.
Features for the new NHL 13 are going to focus on accurately capturing speed, creativity and the strategy needed to win games just like the pros do out on the ice. Meet up with friends online for better game play and take advantage of the True Performance Skating technology to get the real feel of hockey! You can also choose to play online with or against friends in the first ever online multi-player dynasty mode. You can also watch some of the greatest moments in the NHL today with NHL Moments Live.
The demo is always worth downloaded, especially if you are on the fence about picking the game up when it is finally released. I wish they had offered more demos back in the day, I would have left about 50 percent of the games I purchased on the shelves for sure. With games being more in depth these days it is nice to see the option to check out the demo in “try it before you buy it” fashion.