Summary: I haven't bought a controller yet; I just use the keyboard. I'm eager to see how that will work out for me, especially in passing. Overall, I like the game and usually spend my time in dynasty mode or else practicing for it.
Pros: Not unrealistically easy. Great Dynasty mode. Gameplay is slightly better than expected. Commentary is fair.
Cons: I can't fight! The 2 key doesn't work as promised. This is a disappointment. In dynasty mode no way to check opposing teams info such as schedule, cap space, player contracts, etc. No fans except sometimes the camera zeroes in on 2 or 3 nutcases. Occasionally passes go to the wrong man. Another b...
Summary: A decent NHL game but has many problems such as no commentary, repetitive gameplay, and not enough game modes. It's great how they put in all these extra European leagues and the AHL, and the dynasty mode is alright, but it is a dissapointment when compared to great NHL games such as NHL2001.
Summary: Unlike the last reviewer said, commentary does work for this. The only times I have heard it reported that there is no commentary is when someone is playing with an illegal copy of the game.
Pros: Best installation yet. Plays well on a 4 year old computer Most realistic sporting game available Fan made upgrades take the game to the next level Excellent commentary Goalie mode is amazing It wasn't named the 2007 sports game of the year for nothing!
Cons: Minor graphics errors, mainly with the faces
Summary: As one who is upgrading to NHL08 from NHL06, this is a decent package. I'm very happy that the skill stick was added to the PC version, however, it is disappointing that it is not as dynamic as the PS3 or XBOX360 versions.
Summary: Maybe another company will pick up hockey, I read somewhere that EA says there's not much $ in hockey on the PC.
Pros: Can't think of any good things to say about this.
Cons: What happened to NHL Hockey with EA Sports? This is a really bad title and I've played this since 2003 or 2004. Earlier versions are better! No commentary, music is lacking, LOW-RESOLUTION graphics, I was reall blown away that you can't make the res higher than 1024x768, sucks because I have an 8...
Summary: I loled at the PC Gamer bandwagon jumping review. NHL08 was pretty solid. But where the hell was PC Gamer these last 8 years when the the NHL franchise sucked? They were busy giving glowing reviews (mostly) to this fading franchise. 05, 06 and 07 are 35% games, not this one.
Summary: After watching the trailers I was really excited to download this... Bad choice. Identical to 07. Maybe a tad slower and less responsive. I was expecting new player creation and puck control... but no... nothing. I've gone back to 07 and wish I could have my $40 back.
Summary: As has been said, this is almost an identical game to 2007 (which was pretty close to 2006 itself). The one improvement seems to be in the physics -- the puck reacts and bounces a little more realistically, and the players hit more realistically...