Conclusion: NHL 2K10 talks a good game with it’s brilliant TV-style presentation and is almost every bit as comprehensive as its competitor, but when it comes down to the clutch, 2K can’t quite seem to ‘squeeze it’ where it really counts. And we still can’t get that analogy to fit… Never mind.
Summary: The gameplay is certainly enjoyable once you get past the minor flaws and turn off the announcers. I don’t really know if it’s good enough to make me rethink my abandonment of the genre though. Rent before buying.
Excerpt: There’s pretty much no denying the fact that over the last three years, EA has taken over the world of video game hockey, leaving 2K Sports far behind. The NHL series has advanced far beyond the NHL 2K series in terms of gameplay, visuals, presentation, content, and realism in each of the last...
Summary: Once again, NHL 2K10 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is the hockey game for the other guy. 2K Sports' treatment of the sport is the yin to NHL 10's yang, boasting arcade accessibility for casual fans instead of its rival's rigorous attention to on-ice authenticity.
Pros: Easy for casual hockey fans to pick up and play, Innovative multiplayer options, Relaxed, change-of-pace soundtrack
Cons: Unrealistic arcade feel on the ice, especially when it comes to scoring, Dated visuals and audio effects
Summary: In 2008, EA emerged as the winner over 2K in the yearly battle between hockey franchises, and this year it's no different. NHL 2K10 comes up with a good effort, but ultimately doesn't execute where it counts.
Pros: Slick new animations, Awesome presentation, Unlimited setting customization
Cons: Gameplay has no flow, Too much animation stun, No real sense of puck physics
Excerpt: As the NHL gears up for another season, its virtual counterparts look to capitalize on a resurgence of interest in the sport. With a solid foundation to improve upon, NHL 2K10 is hoping to snag top honors by refining its controls and attempting to replicate its competitor's online success.
Excerpt: Die 2K-Reihe, früher ein Garant für anspruchsvolles Eishockey, musste in den letzten Jahren mächtig Federn lassen. Konkurrent EA baute innerhalb kürzester Zeit die wacklige eigene Serie zu einem wahren Eishockey-Monster aus.
Summary: NHL 2K10 je dobrý hokej, který bohužel navenek zas tak dobře nevypadá. Po grafické stránce na tom není nejlépe a chybí mu něco, díky čemu by vás udržel u obrazovek delší dobu a nenutil vás hru zapnout vždy jen na jeden zápas. Vyskytuje se tu i řada technických chyb a bugů.