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.
Summary: Out of the box this game doesn't play that well. That's because the abundance of sliders are preset to horrible defaults. Using NHL2K10's awesome 2KShare feature, where you can upload or download everything from sliders, rosters and draft classes, I grabbed one of the more popular slider sets (Venom's and Bronco86's). After doing this the game really unfolded. There's some quirks to this game, no doubt, but the gameplay is tremendous.
Summary: My simple review - this plays like I would have expected hockey to play. Last year 2k9 wasn't that great, so I skipped it for NHL 09. EA's NHL 09 isn't a bad game at all. Be a Pro mode is kinda neat, if not flawed a bit. The graphics are smooth as anything you've ever seen, animations are great, but it's the same game everytime you play, same predictable AI, and same loose connection to your controls. 2K10 felt right after the first game.
Summary: I like this game.I really dont understand what these people are complaining about. Great controls,cool interface, and graphically speaking it completely blows away E(screw you)A's offering. I must admit the interface can be abit confusing but once you figure it out it's very cool. I've played about 10 games so far and really haven't experienced any issues with it. Thanks 2K you have made another enjoyable hockey game!