Conclusion: NHL 11 is easily one of the most feature-packed and entertaining ice hockey games ever created. If you thought that it would be hard to top last year's award winning NHL 10 then you would be wrong. EA Sports has pulled another cracking game out of the bag proving once again that its days of the annual grind of dull iterations are well behind them.
Summary: In NHL 11, EA scores off a slap shot built on a strong physics system, a realistic presentation, and a deep hockey experience. Every year it seems EA makes an NHL game that will be hard to top, and this year is no different.
Pros: The exhilarating and realistic presentation, There's something for hardcore and casual hockey fans, The new physics system provides big and authentic hits
Cons: The new card-based dynasty can be difficult to navigate, Passing and other gameplay mechanics aren't always well executed, Not enough major additions
Summary: Celkově: 9,0 To je to, co sportovní hry mají být. I s jeho menšími nedostatky v oblasti grafiky a zvuku jsem stále docela spokojen. Některé menší věci jsou špatně, ale i přesto, velmi příjemný zážitek.
Excerpt: For the past few years, EA’s NHL hockey series has been one of the most consistently outstanding annual titles in all of gaming. It’s gotten so good, in fact, that this year its chief opponent, 2K Sports, has chosen to forego an Xbox 360/PS3 release of NHL 2K11 , and focus exclusively on the Wii version. With no opposition left on the table, will NHL 11 ’s virtual monopoly of the hockey gaming world cause the series to stagnate, or will EA continue to raise the bar...
Excerpt: Growing up in Canada, autumn was always my absolute favourite time of year. The crisp fresh air and leaves changing colors were nice distractions from the tedious task of igloo construction, but the real draw of fall was that it meant hockey season was just around the corner. Soon, skates would be sharpened, sticks taped and rinks frozen, so that young and old alike could partake in our national pastime.
Conclusion: I fully understand why 2K cannot touch EA Sports' NHL franchise. Simply put, EA Sports has perfected how they do things when it comes to hockey. They only added a few major things, made a bunch of adjustments here and there. What they have produced with NHL 11 is probably the best hockey game to date.
Summary: Overall, EA Canada has done a ton with NHL 11. The presentation is gorgeous and the gameplay is top-notch from top to bottom. Hockey fans will find themselves playing this game for a long, long time, which is a good thing, since there's so much here to explore.
Pros: Tremendous physics engine makes movement and hitting shine., Complex controls made easy with excellent tutorial., Top of the line presentation and depth.
Cons: Ultimate Team is a little too nerdy for most hockey fans., Aiming and scoring can be a little frustrating.
Excerpt: Despite winning more sports game of the year awards than the Canadiens have won Stanley Cups, the NHL franchise has continued to make strides. Last year board play and revamped fisticuffs led the bullet points, and with NHL 11 a brand new mode and a lot of tweaks based on fan feedback are looking to push the forecheck. Completely new modes are hard to come by in NHL 11, but Ultimate Hockey League qualifies-even if it's already appeared in other EA Sports games.
Summary: It’s not very often that a hockey star reaches his prime after 20 seasons in the league, but that’s exactly the kind of precedent that EA Sport’s seminal NHL franchise is achieving. With NHL 11 , the long-running series comes closer to mirroring the real-life league than ever before.