Summary: I definitely recommend you buy this game. It's so much worth the couple of dollars you have to pay. The rosters are out of date, and EA's game has advanced a lot, but this still, BY FAR, has the best gameplay on any next-gen hockey game. Not to mention the textures and arenas are fantastic.
Summary: Having played both this game (NHL 2K8) and NHL 08 from EA...I think this one takes the blue ribbon. While NHL 08 graphics are just slightly better, the difference is minor and the gameplay makes up for it in large measure.
Summary: I've been playing EA Sport's NHL series from 1993 and every year been dissapointed by every next release. The only thing that seems to get better each year is the graphics and animations with core features like realism, AI and gameplay taking a back seat on the project.
Summary: this game is amazing. the graphics are good and so is the gameplay. the franschise mode has improved and is very good. on this game you can make your own team and players and make them play against nhl teams.
Summary: There has always been the battle for the ice hockey title since EA Sports and 2 k Sports locked horns with each other. Now I've read many reviews, both good and bad on both sides of the coin. I have to say that I've always had EA Sports offerings.
Conclusion: NHL 2K8 is a fantastic game! I wasn't sure how good it would be when I ordered it but I am pleasantly suprised! Its essentially a really good arcady style game which is brilliant fun with a few beers and some mates!