Summary: I have to admit that I was skeptical of the new controls at first. I've been playing hockey games for years, and my muscle memory/hand-eye-coordination don't take too kindly to change. But, change is the future, so I decided to embrace it. Yes, it takes a few games to get the new controls down, but I do like them now. They are more natural...shooting with the right thumbstick is like controlling a miniature hockey stick.
Conclusion: This is a solid, fun "excitebike"-style game with a great custom track editor and rag-doll physics that make for hilariously morbid wipe-outs. Unfortunately this game is also badly crippled in a few important ways: 1. The inability to publicly share custom tracks (they can only be shared with friends). This severely limits the replay value of the game. This could (and desperately should) be fixed with a future update to the game. (Developers, are you listening?) 2.
Summary: It has been a while since I have played sports games, but NHL 08 definitely has all the great things I remember about playing hockey back when the numbers after NHL started with a 9. The game play is great, the computer is not a total pushover, and the real players are there. Plus now I have so much control over my team and franchise, the experience is even better.
Summary: EA is on the money with this one. Physics are awesome, it's great to watch the players glide across the ice, what's more is that you can almost feel the player skate through the controller. Player animations are great; trips, falls, hits, fights, are shown in their accurate glory. Today I was playing & had a player fall loosing his stick, completely awesome. Strategy has definetly been upped this year.
Summary: The fact I bought a 2008 game in 2014 gives you an idea of how seriously i take my NHL gaming. Like another reviewer, I also had a good memory of a Sega Megadrive game and hoped to find similar. For under a fiver I could not have asked for more. Lots of fun and easy to play. i have only played it on the easiest level, so there is plenty of scope for future play.
Summary: I am not a hockey fan at all. I bought this game because I remember it being great fun on the Sega Mega Drive years ago, and I desperately needing a multiplayer game. I can honestly say, it is exactly what I was hoping for and more. The graphics are so realistic it's freaky. I've had two members of my family asking me what TV channel I was watching the hockey on. Its a fun, exciting and very fast paced sports sim.
Summary: This has to be my favourite game byfar. The graphics are amazing and the overall gameplay is great. Also, there are online leagues, shootoutts , and matches that can keep you busy for hours at a time. The only thing bad about it has to be all of the connection errors when playing online. Often enough, in the middle of the game, the EA servers could become unavailable. Other than that, great game, i reccommend to all hockey fans.
Summary: Le jeu nhl 08 est un jeu de simulation en ligne,affrontez les meilleurs joueurs au monde et participez au championnat,un jeu très interressant pour les fans de hockey,jouez en famille ou entre amis ou tout simplement en ligne.