Summary: Great game, fun and enjoyable. It's actually challenge unlike some of the EA games. I know it doesn't have the graphics or as good of gameplay but it's much hard with custom settings than NHL 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14 (EA) I mean challenge by playing the CPU in 82 season with custom setting favoring the CPU to make it more difficult. You'll probably end up around the 6th seed in the playoffs opposed to running the table in a EA NHL game.
Summary: Overall, this is a pretty decent game. If desired, it can create a very realistic game of hockey using the right sliders. Despite some major flaws with animations and players feeling like they are "stuck in the mud" this is still a solid game. Puck physics are not great with this game, but the 360 degree stick control makes defense extremely realistic. If you are a hardcore hockey fan that enjoys a sim game of hockey, this is for you.
Summary: I rented this game for Wii and had a lot of fun (after reading reviews and getting some tips). I only played the quick match and the skills competition, I didn't play franchise mode or online. The graphics are amazing, the Wii is my first console since the N64 in the late 90s and the players look so realistic, as do the rinks. I tried the controls with the motion plus (sideways) and with the nunchuck and had a lot more luck with that.
Summary: For years I always found the NHL 2K series vastly superior to EA's NHL franchise, but lately since both have made the jump to the next-gen, EA's NHL has been coming out on top in terms of simulation-style hockey. That being said though, NHL 2K10 is still a fun and enjoyable hockey video game experience. There are plenty of play modes and customization options at your fingertips to keep you occupied for quite some time, and playing in itself is a smooth experience.