This game is great...and I dont even play hockey games, couldn't even pick any player in the NHL in a police lineup...but this game does a good job at teaching you how to play, with practices and tutorials...havent got into all the GM,BAP modes yet but after tweaking a little bit and the ability to tweak every part of the game this is a must try, especially if your into sport games Madden, NCAA, MLB, FIFA, NBA2k
This is a good mark so far for EA, after hitting a hail mary with NCAA but fumbling Madden...sort of makes me have some hope for NBA LIVE/ELITE
Sorry to all the renters out there but I am giving Gamefly 47 bucks and keeping this copy!
I gave this rental a 9 only because EA charges you 10 bucks to play online...sorry but you have to lose a point for that!
This game is a nice upgrade from NHL 10. Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) mode is really fun with a little micro-management but not too much. GM mode is improved somewhat, as is Be a Pro mode. It is clear they spent most of their time with the HUT mode but, they did add enough improvements to the other modes to make them more fun than NHL10, which is saying a lot because I love that game.
There are other features like hip checks, broken sticks, and improved face offs that make game play on the ice improved. Also graphically it is really, really nice.
The only con I have is that they have slowed down the speed of the game. It is not a major con as it allows for more time to do fancy moves but, I do miss the speed of NHL10 some. Not enough to go back to it but, enough to write about it here.
Overall a solid 9/10. Would have been a 10/10 if they didn't slow the game down on the ice.
EA keeps getting better ideas for their games. NHL 11 blew me away. NHL I thought was a little bit too much like NHL 09, but NHL 11 has made a lot of improvements. I am not the biggest hockey fan, but this franchise is one of my favorites next to EA's NCAA Football games. This game is recommended to all sports gamer's what so ever. Even if you don't like hockey this game is a must have.