Summary: I totally agree with you. I have played this game and EA's NHL 07 on the 360. This game is superior in every way except graphics. And that is easily overlooked. Now the graphics are not bad, they are solid, but NHL 07 is better, with more detail. This game however, is superior in gameplay, realism, animations, and a noticeably obvious lack of in game bugs. EA's NHL you try and pass the puck with the goalie, and it will go in the total opposite direction.
Summary: 2K Sports have finally outdone EA Sports. NHL 2K7 is so much better than NHL 2007. One thing that bothers me is how they mispronounce a lot of players names. This is minor, but they really don't aknowledge any players who's rookie season was the 05-06 season, I'm a flyers fan and players like Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, RJ Umberger, and Ben Eager are unknowns. They are on the Flyers roster and all but they don't have photos for them, or their stats are still very low.
Summary: From someone who is not a hockey fan and hasn't played a hockey video game since Blades of Steel on NES (Damn, I know) this game is fun. Like I said I'm not a hockey fan so I wasn't sure if this game would be too advanced for someone who just wants to pick up the controls and try their hand at it. To my surprise this game is easy to play even for someone who's only knowledge of hockey is "get the puck in the net".
Brian Forrester "Brian Forrester, Noblesville IN", Amazon
31 December 2007
Summary: This is (with the exception of NHL 93 on SNES) the best hockey game I've played. Hockey is one of those sports that seems custom made for video games. The action is fast, constantly changing directions. However, the fine details of the game were, in the past, difficult to translate to video games. Let's do a pro and con breakdown, shall we? Pros: - fantastic, realistic game play. Your D men on the point in the O zone will actually play the point.
Conclusion: i got this game for Xmas and was pleasently suprised, as always, hockey games have pretty complicated controls , but this is a very good game, and has pretty good graphics for an early title, must buy for the price
Conclusion: The first thing that should grab you about this game is the price. Â£17.99 is a bargain price, but is it a bargain game? Well, YES! I didn't know what to expect from this game as the last time I played an ice-hocky game it was on the Megadrive many years back...
Conclusion: having owned NHL 2K6, i knew what to expect with this game. It is virtually the same game with a few extra features and an updated roster for each team. It is easy to pick up and play and the controls are easy to get used to. The crease control which uses the SIXAXIS motion sensors can be altered to using the thumb sticks (the motion sensors annoyed me after a couple of matches) Overall i would give this game an 8 / 10 where as NHL 2k6 would only be a 6 compared to this...