NHL 2015 truly has glimpses of being a fantastic sports title on its own merit, given the improvements in the gameplay mechanics, visuals, physics and even sound. That being said, we have been spoiled to a degree by some outstanding previous versions with all the features and now I find that the series has lost a bit of its lustre given what they cut out to get this one out the door. The omission of key modes really hurts the end product, and in a way it feels like we're stepping back somewhat.
It gives some the bigger titles a run for their money in terms of playability and fun. Sure, the learning curve can be a bit steep and the look and feel may turn off some newer gamers but the rewards are sweet enough for everyone to love this quirky downloadable title.
After my first in-depth foray into the world of Trials I've got to admit I'm pretty impressed. This series has graduated into a full fledged game with Trials Fusion given the hard work from RedLynx. Most gamers will love the pick–up and play aspect prevalent throughout the title, but you'll have to curb the urge to toss or bonk your controller in frustration as the difficulty ramps up.