Excerpt: American sports games released in the UK – like ice hockey, American football and basketball simulations – have something of a reputation for being niche titles despite solid game mechanics and impeccable TV-esque presentation – especially since the titles in question are usually EA products with just as much attention paid to aesthetics as the gameplay.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is When Electronic Arts brought out NHL 07 on the PS3, it received a warm reception for doing away with the fiddling controls of previous versions, as well as injecting some much needed finesse into the graphics. NHL 08 builds on 07’s strong points, while still bringing some new tweaks and modes to the game.
Excerpt: Just by looking at the back of both NHL 2K8 and NHL 08 boxes, it's readily apparent that EA and 2K are back at war with one another. What with both games launching at nearly the same time, there are a lot of similarities between both games on the outside, as well as the inside - the inside being the gameplay. So what decision do you make when you've come down to making the daunting decision between picking up either NHL 08 or NHL 2K8?
Conclusion: Alla prima apparizione su Playstation 3 i programmatori della Elctronic Arts sono riusciti subito ad ottenere un prodotto di primissima qualità. Fin dalla prima partita colpiscono positivamente due aspetti. Il primo è la spettacolarità della grafica. Essenziale ma ottimamente definita, offre un grado di realismo superlativo. Le animazioni sono fluide e sembra veramente di veder sfrecciare sui nostri schermi una vera partita di hockey ghiaccio.