Slick On The Ice, But Stuck In A Rut
HIGH Franchise mode remains the primary reason to hit the ice
LOW Be a Pro is awkward, paling in comparison to career modes from other EA titles
WTF Did videogame hockey really peak in 1994?
HIGH The graphics. My god, the graphics.
LOW Approaching the electrified gears puzzle with a totally wrong strategy.
WTF Was the icy hill at the end not tested? Why is it so snaggy??
HIGH A great sense of speed and lovely visuals.
LOW The braindead, cheating, rubber-banding opponent AI.
WTF They sure do like phoning up this dude who never, ever talks.
HIGH A graphical stunner full of eye candy and fan service.
LOW The lack of depth and small selection of environments.
WTF Apparently, the job requirements for Han Solo's voice actor were "Male. Preferably conscious."
HIGH: The new pass placement and receiver mechanics are the best series additions since the magic stiff arm of Madden '97…
LOW: … and the Dynamic Drive Goals feature is the worst.
WTF: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have the collective personality of a dial tone.
HIGH: Cassandra's fangirl outburst
LOW: The persistent feeling that I had accidentally launched World of Warcraft
WTF: It sure is convenient that we found this giant castle with nobody living in it
HIGH Planting my sunflower and wiping out three enemies in a single beam of light.
LOW Trying to stop any boss in the single-player mode.
WTF Oh, so Disco Zombie is back? I was kind of hoping that it's been long enough that… no, I get it.