Console Monster writes: "Everyone loves a fun adaptation of a serious game. Take EA's FIFA series for example. EA thought to themselves: "How could we make the FIFA series great fun to play for the casual gamer, who may not like 11 vs 11 serious football action?". Well I know their answer. They released FIFA Street; which was a 5-a-side football game where casual gamers could play without taking it to seriously. Well that very treatment from EA has been emulated once again with the release of 3 on 3 NHL Arcade. This time through our beloved Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
What is it then? Well, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is exactly what it sounds like. It gives gamers, and more importantly casual gamers, the chance to do all the things great about ice hockey in a great fun environment without worrying about being 'offside', stopping and starting play as you wait to have a face-off or getting pummelled by lots of players who are going hammer and tongs to get to the puck. So with that in mind I entered the world of 3 on 3 ice hockey ready for anything EA could throw at me..."