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!
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.
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.
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.
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.