Summary: NHL 2k9 for the wii isn't anything I expected The graphics are horrible all of the players look exactly the same and if there is a white player such as Marion Gaborik or something he looks black. Another thing is I get so sick of it because to pass you half to swing the wii remote and your arm gets so tired. Franchise mode is pretty bad not anything special about it. So overall don't waste your money for this piece of trash basically.
Summary: We bought this game with several others at Christmastime along with a brand new Wii console (so everything is new, nothing is old, everything should work, right?). Our son loves this game, but it randomly freezes our Wii system. There is a buzzing noise that travels through the TV speakers, and sometimes the game screen freezes or it just goes black. The only way to un-freeze the Wii is to unplug it (even the power button on the Wi won't work).
Summary: This is what my 10 yo son had to say about this game after we renting it. -- This game is bad. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! The players are hard to control and run out of energy in a few seconds. I hate the super checks. It is a very hard game for non-serious gamers to learn. Maybe if they added All-play it would be fun. I have Madden '09 and it is a lot more fun for less money. I also have other NHL games for the PS2 and love them.
Summary: Save your money if you want to play a season or play a franchise mode, which lets you control team over many seasons. The game will perodically freeze on you. 2k9 has no plans to fix this according to an adminstrator on their forum board. Very disappointing!
Summary: well, only buy this if you have a wii, and are obsessed with the NHL, i love my NHL, and i havent had a new one since EA's 01 and 05 on the PS2. well, i go this the day it came out, played one period, and shut it off to go play EA NHL 09 on the XBox. Havent played it since, Graphics, lol, cant even read the writing the graphics are so bad. my teams a what? 85 overall? what? everything looks like 8s with shadows.
Summary: I think my cellphone has better graphics than this game. It is amazing that anyone rated this game more than two stars. The players all have this greyed out shaded look - and they all look stiff and characterless. Movements are stiff and robotlike. Announcers are lame. Gameplay is routine. Wii controls are a bit of a step back compared to playing with a plain old controller. 2K Sports should give a refund to all who buy this poor excuse for a hockey game.