Old Time Hockey
Old Time Hockey is great fun — a reason to invite a friend over
Old Time Hockey is not a game we'd suggest for your own game library. The controls are cumbersome and the IA is not good enough. By the way, the OST is great.
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While, unpolished, Old Time Hockey offers a lot for fans looking for an experience outside of NHL.
Old Time Hockey rushes out of the box with a great presentation but trips up once it hits the ice and has to prove itself. The game just can't match up to the retro classics that were its inspiration.
Whether it's laying out big hits or scoring satisfying goals there's some fun to be had with "Old Time Hockey." It just takes too long to get to a place of enjoyment, and even then doesn't negate the underlying issues and otherwise lack of content despite a reasonable $12 price point.
It has the recipe for success in the indie sports market, and could become one of the hits of 2017.
If you're looking for a new take on the hockey simulation genre with a 1970s twist, then Old Time Hockey is exactly the game you're looking for. Taking the worse team in the league and completely changing its dynamics, improving their skills as you go is a very rewarding experience – as long as you're ready to lose a ton of games in the process!
Talk about a piece of media that can capably transport the player directly into the 1990s of ice hockey games, Old Time Hockey does exactly that. From the one-colour loading screens, to the sound effects, right down to the chosen font, Old Time Hockey is a fun yet flawed experience. In a time where many developers are looking back to the 1990s as inspiration for their games, Old Time Hockey stands out as one of the success stories.
Old Time Hockey might not have the ease of entry to attract new players to the sports genre, but it will definitely make fans happy. While its barrier of entry is high, the rewards are a game that delivers enough charm and intrigue to keep you coming back for more punishment. Worst case scenario, put ice on your lip, and get back out on the rink.
As long as you're not expecting a simulation heavy, photo-realistic experience, you should find something to enjoy in Old Time Hockey.