Conclusion: And as if there wasn’t enough to do with just the out-of-the-box gameplay, Trials HD comes with a powerful level editor that enables you to make your own tracks and terrain, which can then be unleashed on Xbox Live for others to try.
Conclusion: A very good simulation that can also cater to those people with simpler tastes as well. The online suffers from a few too many bugs that can cripple a game instantly for me to recommend it. Pick this game up if you’re a fan but otherwise you might want to dip your toe in with a rental first.
Summary: EA's NHL 07 redefined the hockey genre with one simple feature, the skill stick. Though the game had few modes and several artificial intelligence issues, its star play mechanic worked brilliantly, and created a great rebuilding point for the franchise.
Pros: The skill stick still rules, Vastly improved AI that adapts to your offensive tendencies, Online modes have been fleshed out to include team play and leagues, Superb graphics and audio, Great create-a-play feature
Cons: A few remaining control quirks and glitchy goals, Online play currently has some connection issues, Goalie controls are still kind of a pain
Summary: NHL 08 is EA’s latest game in their popular NHL franchise which has been running for over a decade. Thankfully, this isn’t just a lazy game by EA either—they haven’t simply updated the teams and graphics.
Pros: Extremely smooth, Surprising amount of depth for a sports game, A big improvement from NHL 07
Cons: Online is weak, Bugged achievements, Steep learning curve
Conclusion: Hockey is one of the fastest, exciting and brutal sports around. EA have done a good job over the past few years of getting this across in their NHL games but is their much room left for improvement? We take a look at their latest offering NHL 08 to see what has changed from last year.
Summary: Con NHL 08 EA ha fatto tutto quel che doveva, limando e migliorando qua e là mantenendo le solide basi che già lo scorso anno avevano riscosso ampio successo; alcune scelte sono indubbiamente coraggiose e, a seconda dei punti di vista, più o meno contestabili.
Excerpt: Vanen tro er EA klar med endnu et ishockeyspil i NHL-serien. Vi har naturligvis iført os skridtbeskytter, skulderpuder og omgh.. glumb.., fna…PØJ, tandbeskytter og er klar til at skøjte spillet igennem på Xbox 360.
Pros: : Tjaa, spillet gør faktisk, hvad det skal, men mere brøl og lir på lægterne måske.
Cons: : Man skal være stor fan af sporten for rigtig at forstå spillets mange muligheder.
Excerpt: Chaque série d’EA Sports progresse par à-coups et si certaines cuvées sont riches en innovations, d’autres tiennent de la simple mise à jour. Après la révolution du Skill Stick l’année dernière, on attend forcément NHL 08 au tournant.