Summary: 2K took a big chance this year and put all its hockey eggs in one basket: the Nintendo Wii. Casual hockey fans will find 2K11 an enjoyable experience, while those looking for a more serious hockey sim should probably look elsewhere.
Pros: Good looking Wii graphics, Classic Controller schemes work well on the ice, Fun collection of casual mini-games on the side
Cons: Motion controls aren't always responsive, AI can be slow at times, Online play is there, but lackluster
Excerpt: Abandoning versions for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this year, NHL 2K11 is a Wii-exclusive affair from developer Visual Concepts. No idea why they conceded to Electronic Arts on the Microsoft and Sony consoles, but NHL 11 will be the hockey game for those players.
Summary: When you're learning to skate, it's good to take a chair onto the ice. Newbies can hold onto it as they get their balance on the blades, pushing it along and using it like a bike's training wheels. NHL 2K11 could sure use that kind of help.
Pros: Smart MotionPlus stickhandling controls let you pull off fancy moves, Lots of modes of play, including the minigame-focused Road to the Cup, Great visual presentation
Cons: Sometimes unresponsive motion controls, especially when taking quick shots, Much of the league, team, and player data is way out of date, Online connection problems and serious lag can make games unplayable
Conclusion: Concept: Try to give both casual and hardcore fans a taste of hockey action through different modes
Graphics: It doesn’t look awesome, but I was actually pleasantly surprised by a couple of the player faces
Sound: The commentary is good, complete with references to whether you’ve already been in the...
Excerpt: NHL 2K11 est le troisième jeu de hockey sur glace conçu par 2K Sports pour Wii. Propulsant le genre vers de nouveaux sommets grâce notamment au Wii MotionPlus, cette nouvelle version offre aux amateurs la possibilité d'exécuter sans effort les actions les plus techniques du hockey ainsi que des...