Summary: Best hockey game i've played in a long time, maybe since nhl 95 for the sega genesis where you could smash the people through the glass. those were good times. pros: great control, players move like they are on ice, great hits, difficult like hockey should be. The ability to play as the goalie is an incredible addition to the game. great graphics also. cons: the fighting is pretty pointless. that's it though!
Summary: After all the hockey games I have played in the past from EA Sports 2K Sports hit the nail on this one. Very realistic hockey. Overall very fun and lots of options to keep you coming back. The season/franchise mode is very good and I like the option of practicing to get your players well prepared for you next game. You get alot of gameplay sliders to help you tweek the game to your liking. Also I like the new parametric camera angle.
Summary: I've been playing EA's NHL series since NHL 93. In those years I've been continously frustrated with EA's annual releases, which usually involved better graphics, more character animations and little else. The goalies were always easy to score on in certain ways, and getting past the defense was a breeze. In the end it became mindless banter with little feeling of reward when a goal is scored.
Summary: This game blew me away! I rented NHL 07 first, but was entirely disappointed by the arcade-style and lagging gameplay. I decided to give 2k7 a go though, and it absolutely makes up where EA left off. The game play is incredibly fluid and immersive...there's a ton of on-ice chatter between players and coaches, plus the camera angle is slightly angled so you can see who you're passing to down the ice much easier. There are a ton of different gameplay options..
Summary: I've lost interest in the NHL since the lockout but still enjoy it as a video game. NHL 2K7 did nothing to discourage that enthusiasm. It is a game that is well presented and has load of features. It plays equally well against human players or the computer and the minigames provide something of a sports "Fusion Frenzy." Overall this game is highly recommended even for those of us who don't actively follow the NHL.
Summary: I bought this game under the impression that it'd be better than the EA 07 game. I was correct. At a value price, I purchased a hockey game of high quality and that is very fun to play. I played through an entire season and loved every game I played.