Originally written September 12, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
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Yes, this is a review of NHL 13.  Why?  Because Flyers All-Star and fan favorite Claude Giroux is the cover boy this year.  Also, with the lockout looming, NHL 13 might be the only hockey Flyers fans will get to experience this season. GAMEPLAY: NHL 13 plays a lot differently then the last couple of installments of the popular hockey franchise.  This comes as a pleasant surprise, as there was not much separating NHL 11 and 12 as far as new features were concerned.  With the new True Performance Skating feature, players are more in control of their team  and skaters then ever.  Don’t let that fool you though.  More control means more realism and difficulty.  This means no stopping and starting in a blink of an eye.  If you stop skating, it takes time to accelerate your player.  So if you miss a tackle and the opposing player has the puck, you won’t necessarily be able to catch up with him in time to stop him taking a shot at net.  Lucky for you, Bryz is pretty solid in this years ins...
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