Summary: What I Liked: - “Be A Pro” mode. I thought I would never use this mode as much as I have. It’s pretty much the only way I play NHL 09 now unless I go head to against my friends. Besides the “Play Now” mode I haven’t touched the others at all! I like the grading/ rewards system; even though it takes forever to upgrade your character it’s more realistic & you learn how to play your position.
Summary: I got a great (under $10) price on NHL 09. Granted, I started my bidding the day after NHL 10 was released. Yes, the roster is old and I probably won't be able to find as many online games but I purchased this mostly for head to head when friends stop by. This was the "sports game of the year" and the new control scheme is awesome.
Summary: I like this game a lot.. It is challenging yet you get better every time you play. The graphics are great, even the little things such as ice wear during the game. Like all games it can get a little old playing the same teams and becoming a "star" but its one that you should around when you have the guys over.
Summary: One of the better hockey games I've played in awhile but also has MANY flaws. The control scheme is VERY simplistic which makes for alot of errors and mishaps(penalties.) Because so many commands come from the right joystick it will OFTEN do one you didnt want. The passing needs improvement too, you'll press to pass to the guy in front of you and your guy will simply chuck it into the wall behind him..
Summary: Update: Last week, I had a 0-0 game go to a shootout against a player named IAMCHINESE (or I_AM_CHINESE). Anyway, he used a glitch that allows you to score every time in the shootout. Why doesn't EA address these issues? I started out with high hopes for this game. However, after playing it for 3 months, my lofty expectations have turned to that all-too-familiar feeling of disappointment with an EA sports NHL hockey game. At the surface, things seem great.