Excerpt: "NHL 10 jatkaa siitä mihin NHL 09 jäi. Tiedossa on jälleen kerran erittäin tuhti lätkäpelipaketti, jonka erittäin hienosti toimiva Skill Stick -pelitapa kruunaa ohjattavuuden. Ei sisällä yhtä paljon uutta kuin NHL 09 aikoinaan, mutta siitä huolimatta se vähä mitä peli uutta tarjoaa, pitää sen tänäkin vuonna sen paremman lätkäpelin tittelissä.
Pros: + Be a GM- sekä battle for the cup -pelimoodit, + Uusittu tappelusysteemi, + Paranneltu tekoäly, + Sveitsin liiga sekä muut pienemmät uudistukset
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a straightforward simulation of professional hockey. With that, of course, comes some physical play such as checking players into boards or even starting brawls. When a fight occurs, the camera shifts into a first-person perspective, making it feel more immersive. However, the game doesn't show blood. The game is also playable online with open chat, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.
Summary: In terms of new options, this year’s NHL game is a bit lighter than past efforts. The biggest addition is the “Be A GM” mode, which expands greatly on the default Franchise mode of games past. You have an option of starting either from the entry draft or the beginning of the regular season, which is a nice touch, especially if you’re taking a weak team that’s drafting high.
Summary: The video game that changed the game of hockey is changing again. The new pinning system is sweet because it allows you to forecheck effectively without throwing the game’s offense/defense balance out of whack. The new Be A GM mode is welcome, and its pacing is quicker than Be A Pro mode, even if it asks you to make trades you don’t want to just for the GM points.
Conclusion: Overall, if you're looking to acquire a hockey game, NHL 10 is your best bet. It provides all the enjoyment from stepping into the skates of an NHL player on the rise to stardom, as well as the thrill of taking a team into your hands directly, and seeing that they get to the Stanley Cup. Or, if you want to go online and play with a team, there is no better place.
Excerpt: The end of summer in Canada should be simply known as Hockey season as that is where most of our attention is focused. Training camps have begun to open all over North America with great expectation and fanfare, although the fandom is somewhat subdued in the non-hockey markets. I look forward to this time of year as Canada’s game begins to ramp up toward the ultimate goal in sports, the Stanley Cup.
Excerpt: It's that time of the year again. The warriors of the ice have returned to the rink and are ready to unleash the brutality that only hockey can bring. EA Canada has done it again by bringing the most amazingly realistic experience possible to their game. As with Fight Night Round 4 , NHL 10 gives both hardcore fans and casual fans an in-depth hockey unrivaled by other franchises.