I don’t play sports games very often. The closest I get is when I have a go on racing games and that doesn’t happen on too frequent a basis. So, jumping on NHL 12 for a Kill/Screen review was maybe a little insane, but I like ice hockey in a sort of “it’s exotic” kind of way.
However, it has become quite apparent from playing the game that I’m all thumbs, so to speak. As I’ve mused over at I queue for tea, I’ve been finding it quite enjoyable playing a game that I’m sucking at. This is a strange occurrence and I’m having difficulty remembering the last time that such a thing happened to me. I’m not sure if it ever has.
So far I’ve only had a good go at the basic play mode where you just pick a team and get straight into playing, no league stuff whatsoever. I’ve only touched the surface and I feel like I’m having fun, but I know what’s holding me back.
After finally gleaming an idea of the rules from when I seemed to end up with offside warnings, I realised that the controls for the game have been stopping me from really getting anywhere. As a newbie to the franchise, I’m not finding them very intuitive. This situation has arisen after plodding through plenty of the tutorials and reading through the in-game manual. There’s a great deal to remember.
I’ll be dwelling on this and more when I film my review of the game later this coming week or so.