NHL 12 is a huge game completely jam-packed with modes and gameplay features. Naming them all and going through everything would take this review into New Yorker Magazine word-count. And that’s a good sign, especially for fans of the series and of hockey in general. If you purchase EA’s NHL offering yearly, keep on keeping on. And if you’re like me, a fan of the sport who has strayed away from the series in recent years, NHL 12 gives you plenty of reasons to get back into the game. NHL 12 has its problems, to be certain, but most of what it does it does so well that the series persists as a fan-favorite nearly 20 years after its introduction.