Summary: It is a good game for hockey fans or sports fan. great gameplay and graphics are good. I like the old controls from nhl 04. I don't like the new controls. The strange thing of the game is there is a girl named Sabrina Ladha and she is goalkeeper and she is 99 ovr
Summary: Definitely a very fun game! Updated, and better graphics. New fighting techniques and harder, more realistic checks into the boards. The controls are pretty easy and are easy to concept after a game or so. Announcing isn't the best, but what can you do? Be a pro mode is very fun and exciting. The dynasty is great also. NHL 09 is a must have for sports fans of any kind, but will especially appeal to the hockey lovers out there reading this.
"Awesome Hockey Game, Upgrade from NHL 08, Still Flawed"
6 October 2008
Pros: Be A Pro Feature Online Play with 6-on-6 Deep Franchise Mode for Fans who like to Manage Skill Stick with more features Improved hockey techniques (screening goalie, penalties vary more, etc) Game physics while on the ice (goalie saves).
Cons: GLITCHES, gameplay on ice still 90% smooth (same minor glitches that were very noticable after playing NHL 08 a million times) Be A Pro doesnt allow you to switch play style or positions throughout player's career Upgrading XP Be A Pro takes awhile
Great game to play, but I am picky about cmmentaries.
4 June 2009
Summary: The game is really fun to play, and the NHL 94 controls makes it accessible to nearly anyone. The reason I only give 4 stars to a game that deserves 5 stars is that I found commentaries less immersive than it used to be. In terms of great in-game commentaries for sport games, the best that exists today is NBA 2K9. For ice hockey specifically, commentaries were great in ..... NHL 2001, much better than NHL 09 or 06.
Summary: NHL 09 is by far my most favourite hockey game around and for many reasons! As soon as the game starts you have to create your own be a pro player which will be with you on Xbox live and on Be a Pro Mode. The key features of the game are: Franchise mode- where you take your team to the top and play as the GM and the whole team Be a pro mode- This is where you play as your be a pro character and you have to start in the low of the AHL but play well and you will move up to...
Pros: Great gameplay, Great graphics, Stick Control!