Summary: great game. has great graphics. u almost feel like u r in the actual arena playing. my son loves to play sports games. he couldn't wait to play this game. always rent it from blockbuster so now he will own it.
Summary: The sports games for all the platforms are a total scam - you can only get roster updates until the release of the new game, requiring you to purchase the new game for $60+ rather than simply update a perfectly good game for a nominal charge. So I purchased NHL '08 a couple of months ago for less than $2.00, and it has served me well.
Summary: NHL 2K8 looked as though the 2K Hockey series had finally turned the corner in next video hockey. The graphics were much improved over 2K7.The franchise mode is deep. The goalie animations and AI are the best a hockey game had ever seen. Plus there was the ability to upload sliders and rosters online for fellow users to download. Yet for all the game did so right, there was enough wrong with it that kept it from being great.
Summary: At the time this game achieved something for me that no other PS3 game had previosly. It was actually addictive and made me come back for more. Fighting off waves is more of a trail and error puzzle than I would like but there is still alot of satisfaction to be gained from roasting hoards of insects and finding the key to beating a map. It is on the challenging side of things and at times incredible frustrating.
Summary: this game did not receive the greatest reviews because of the control scheme, but if you give it time to learn it, it is well worth it. Compared to 2k10 and 2k11, the AI is starting to feel aged but the natural feel and realistic variety in the gameplay makes this game incredibly fun to play. Ever goal is so different from the next and no game ever feels the same as the previous game.
Summary: Great game! I love playing NHL hockey more than any other sports game, and I'm not really into hockey! That's how fun it is to fight for the puck, and score, or fight for the puck and smash a guy against the wall, which is somewhat tough to time right on EA games versus 2k games. Still I prefer this EA version over 2k's. It's fun, easy to pick up and play, and you can change the controls to classic or the default which uses the sticks and trigger buttons more.