Old Time Hockey Review

Every once in a while, they’ll be an independently developed sports game that carves its own niche when other AAA titles fall short. Because of such a trend, I’ve been keeping an eye on Old Time Hockey for quite some time. Set to contain film influences on top of contrasts with the glamour hockey represents, it could be one of the most interesting sports games in a while. Do other flaws set it back?

Gameplay:

Old Time Hockey’s gameplay has some familiarity, but this feeling relates more to older hockey games, instead of the ones you’ll see on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and more. The game then builds off of this, and not only introduces a lot of humor with certain mechanics, but also delivers on the intensity hockey is known for. In the gameplay sense, Old Time Hockey is priceless.

Story & Design:

The narrative of Old Time Hockey takes common tropes and satirizes them, which fits perfectly with the rest of the game’s characteristics. This results in many memorable moments during opening moments, which is something I wasn’t expecting to see in a hockey game, but am happy to see nevertheless accomplished.

Presentation/ Visuals & Audio:

The presentation of Old Time Hockey is where some of the sloppiness comes in, as the games replay value can fade among a lack of modes, disappointing commentary, and a high amount of glitches/crashes. The graphics aren’t amazing either, and could turn many off who want a fun, but presentable hockey experience.

Conclusion:

Old Time Hockey wasn’t going to be aimed for everyone, but high presentation issues spread these sentiments deeper. In the end, your patience will pay off, as you’ll discovered a well developed and rewarding hockey title.

Old Time Hockey gets a 7/10 (Average)

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