By: Mike Luciano (@THG_MikeLuci)
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On Tuesday, EA Sports released its latest installment of the NHL video game series and the jury is out. NHL 13 is taking the hockey world by storm and with the looming inevitability of a work stoppage projected to keep the 2012-2013 season from making its timely start, this very game is likely to be the primary fix for the fan bases of the league’s thirty teams. As a Devils fan, I will admit I was iffy about purchasing the game on the count of the upcoming lockout. The fact that Claude Giroux of the rival Philadelphia Flyers is on the cover of this year’s edition didn’t necessarily help sway me either.
I liked the tutorial that Giroux hosts when you first start the game. It informs the player of some of the game’s new features and explains the new physics-based game play system, which I’ll get into more detail about shortly. To get the obvious out of the way, the quality of the game’s graphics contin...