Summary: EA Sports’ NHL franchise has a distinguished pedigree -- the past two games in the series have earned 19 “sports game of the year” awards from various videogame publications and Web sites, and the games have only gotten better as time has passed.
Summary: In the immortal words of Stompin' Tom Connors: It's a good old hockey game.
Pros: Outstanding presentation and graphics; staggering amount of modes both old and new; smooth and satisfying gameplay with impressive new tweaks; tons of online options; fantasy draft is finally back; tons of options for the casual and hardcore fan alike.
Cons: Occasional bug that requires a system restart; fundamental gameplay is not vastly improved over NHL 09; passing can be inconsistent at times; EA allows players to cheat by paying for better gear.
Conclusion: dual-stick control method over the "older" button control method. The dual stick is a little wonky at first, but is much more intuitive for the new-comer - left stick controls the skater and the right stick controls the stick.
Conclusion: Given adequate time though, NHL 10 easily has the potential to join FIFA 10 in your collection of most played sports games. You’ll be slapping the burnt biscuit all over the ice like a pro, laughing your ‘face-off’ in no time.
Excerpt: This is a special time of year for hockey fans; the long summer is finally over, the Dany Heatley soap opera is at last settled and EA Sports’ yearly tradition of video-game hockey excellence has just arrived.
Excerpt: NHL 10 arrived towing a trailer full of hype. Maybe it’s the fascination around anything that has the number “10” in its name. Maybe it’s because NHL 09 was such a landmark title. But while 09 was quite literally the best next generation hockey game on the market by a long shot, 10 supplants it only...