Wholly fine and nothing more. New commentators help to make you think you're playing something new, but they're not worth getting too excited about.
A few bugs aside, the graphically quality on offer here puts most sports games to shame. From wider shots of arenas and crowds, to close-ups on player's faces and kits, there's barely a pixel out of place.
The on-rink action is largely as good as it has ever been, although some mishaps continue to befall goalies and AI movement. A lack of game modes hurts in terms of diversity, however.
In comparison to previous NHL games, NHL 15 feels thread bare. Some modes have simply been removed, while others have been scaled back significantly. We expected much more.
Predictable and straightforward, NHL 15's achievements are not of the sort that are going to win any awards for intrigue. Welcomingly, however, the bulk of them can be achieved without having to sway from 'normal' play.