Summary: I have to agree with other posters, but felt necessary to warn others. The game is fun, when you can actually get it to do what you want. We all know what a good hockey game is supposed to be like, so I will just highlight the problems. 1. The game has some serious freezing issues! Please see the NHL2k forums on their website if you don't believe me. After 2-3 games in season mode, following the game it will freeze up, losing the results of the game you played.
Summary: Based on the gameplay alone, this is probably the most fun hockey game on the market. The controls for offensive and defensive situations are great, and the goaltending and fighting controls are better than it's EA rival. The color is vibrant, the gameplay is smooth, and the soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard for a video game (I went as far as to by Dozer's most recent album after hearing their song on this game.
Summary: This is a fun game that is spoiled by only a few minor in-game problems and one major glitch. I am only writing this to let people know about possible glitches in the game that detract from gameplay and to comment on aspects of the game that I have really noticed to be good or bad. before i mentioned the negative, i will say that the settings are extensive and offer a lot of customization towards the game you play, so if you like a lot of fights and hits, you can change...
Summary: First off I would love to ask the developers why this game was delayed a month!? I have been loyal to 2K since their first hockey offering and I waited patiently until this year. I went out and bought NHL 07, was promptly disappointed, sold that game and waited for this. What a waste. NHL 2K7 is virtually unchanged since last year barring some minor menus alterations and updated rosters. I cannot find anything that could make a month delay understandable.
Summary: This game is really slow. There is hardly any turbo and the gameplay stinks. Pond hockey mode is cool but it gets old. This game is very easy and the fighting is bad. The goalies lie down and make the same save every time. Then the goalies make too many hand passes. Don't waste your money.