Summary: This is a great game overall. It has great graphics and it is very fun to play. The only thing that makes this a little hard to play is playing it on the computer. I suggest playing this game using an xbox controller. It will make playing this game much easier and funner. EA makes great games and I am pretty sure that the new NHL games will be greater like always.
Plays beautifully-hard to play without controllers
5 January 2010
Summary: The title pretty much sums up what the game gives: It is a fabulously fun game to play and watch, but it is simply too hard to do exactly what I want without a remote. I've been able to plug my Xbox remote in for other games to play easily and it has truly helped. I will need to conjure up a remote for the game and ensure that it has a USB extension. I'm quite happy about the game except for the hard time I'm having with the controls.
Summary: It didn't work and I've returned it for a replacement or cost returned. I loaded it and tried it - just music played but the game wouldn't come up. I took it out and reloaded it but the same thing.
Excerpt: NHL 08 is my first ice hockey game i have played. This game is wonderful,this game is different from all others because game play will very fast in a blink of eye you many loose the game. Game Play : I am impressed by the game play very much ,There is some difficulty levels in the game beginner for the new player and as soon as he be came perfect in the mode we can increase the difficulty level,the graphics is wonderful they kept every thing in mind .If we come to replay...
Conclusion: Ive love NHL but this game has hardly changed in years! I could play NHL01 and not notice a huge difference. If your a fan then you'll want the roster updates. Gameplay minor changes, perhaps no more than 10 animations added. Really is a pants effort. Lets hope EA pull their fingers out for 09, because a hockey game with high end graphics would be mint.
Conclusion: This game offers absolutely nothing new over the 06 and 07 versions gameplay-wise. As always, the way to score goals changes slightly, there are actually some minor player physics differences this year (very minor) but otherwise this is nothing but a roster update. The game doesnt even support high end monitor resolutions, I didnt notice a tab for anitalias or sampling.