Summary: I used to own NHL 2K5, and this game seems like a step down from that. The controls don't work anywhere near as well. Hitting is harder to connect than 2K5, as the animation for the hit goes off but your player slides off the opposing player without anything happening. Yet, when the opposition just gets too close to you the puck magically transfers from you to them. No check, no poke, nothing.
Summary: I bought this game because it was at a good price and it had been a long time since I had played a hockey game that I was ready to try something different. The game has good graphics and the game play was user friendly but here is the bad part. It seems that according to other customer reviews as well as fan feedback on 2KSPORTS website that a number of these 2K6 Hockey games came off the production line and were bad.
Conclusion: Absolute trash. Sputters, not smooth, bad physics. Wait, thats if you get it to load. Take a look at the 2K sports forums, like most of there previous offerings, constant freezing and tons of quirks plague this game. A god deal of hard drive users cant complete ANY games without it freezing on the post game loading screen. This is due to some cache malformity and removing the hard drive corrects it. 2K support is clueless and worthless blaming it on the console.
Summary: This Game has issues. Many Bugs. Please look around and check out fourms. Many Many Many people have had issues with this game. I really wish I could get my money back. The game looks great and plays great..... but it will freeze during loading screens and in the middle of games. 2K sports will not help you if you have problems.
Summary: this developer has really made me mad. first they do not improve upon the graphics during gameplay from xbox1. second, the skybox is the exact same skybox used in all of their previous nhl titles. the gameplay is very slow to say the least. i feel like i am skating on sandpaper. i should have just bought the xbox1 version and saved 40.00. if you like hockey, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME !!!!! because you will soon hate it. i can't wait until E.A. comes out with nhl '07 for 360.
Summary: This game is terrible. I love hockey. I love this game. BUT there is a huge flaw in the game. The game has issues with saving to the hard drive. It cause it to freeze up after you play a game. You can't save or anything. You just have to reset it. I'm not the only one having issues with this game. Go check the 2K Sports forums. There are plenty of other people having the same problem. 2K Sports is failing to admit any fault.
Summary: This is a fun game, until I finish a game and go back to a load screen. This is where the problem arises. The game always freezes on me. I can only solve this by taking out my hard drive and playing without it. This of course means i can't save my game, and makes the franchise and season modes a waste of time. I wish I had read the threads online before buying. Still fun to play in the party and arcade modes where saving is unnecessary.