Don't judge me. I use to pre-order games all the time when I was younger. Ill play old games nowadays, so as of now Im still playing NHL 10 when I get my hockey hankerings. I don't play everyday. Sometimes it could be weeks between games and I still enjoy playing. Are any of the years after 10 worth buying and playing if you really liked 10?
People say scoring was bland in 10 but I disagree. So if thats going to be your opinion then it won't be relevant for me. I practiced and got good with the right stick so I score more ways then just low rebounds and deflections.
I'd say go with 13. I'm sure the price will drop pretty drastically come September.
11 is said to the better in recent years.
10 was fun. I played it till they shut the servers down.
Stay away from 12. No challenge in scoring.
My bad I should have mentioned that I don't play online so thats not the biggest priority for me. Ill try it some day but I like playing my franchise with a team I put together.