Summary: Overall this game would be great, but EA has had some programming problems in this particular version of the game.... Pros: Realistic in some ways... Devastating checking if you line them up right. Cons: Balance between the computer goalie and your goalie is horrible, Every computer controlled player has the ability to make your players look like rookies when they have the puck (even the ones you know aren't offensive players).
Summary: Had the same problem as the above reviewer, the game freezes in franchise mode. For me, the date was always November 28th. Additionally, the commentators during gameplay are horrible. This for me is usually not a big issue, because I NEVER consider this an integral part of the game. However, the announcers consistently declared that my goalie (the one on the bench) had won the face-off. Annoying.
Summary: This game started off ok. Around December 11 for me the game suddenly froze. Couldn't do anything. So I emailed 2K sports about it. They replied with this: You'll run into a freezing issue any time you use the trade finder, save your franchise, restart the system, and sim/play a game between the dates of Nov 20th and the trade deadline with CPU trading turned on. There is only one way to use the trade finder safely without causing problems in your franchise.
Summary: NHL 2K8 is now stuck in the mud and getting stale. It doesn't even feel Next Gen compared to NHL 08. I played both games and NHL 08 is easily the better hockey game this year by far. Get back to the drawing board 2K!
Summary: Ã„nda sedan NHL 2004 tycker jag att NHL-serien har gÃ¥tt Ã¥t skogen. Jag gillar inte NHL08 och spelkÃ¤nslan som fÃ¶rmedlas. Stundtals kan det vara OK, men fÃ¶r ett hockeyfreak som mig sjÃ¤lv som Ã¤ven brukar spela dÃ¥ och dÃ¥ tycker jag att spelkÃ¤nslan Ã¤r otroligt orealistisk. Och jag gillar inte heller kontrollsystemet. Pucken sitter som fasttejpad pÃ¥ spelarnas klubbor, trots pill i instÃ¤llningar. Jag gillar inte heller 2K-serien...