posted by dabluesman (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Apr 30, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
I got this game so I could play with a buddy in another state, so online play was important. When playing solo or local multiplayer, I enjoyed the game. But the online play is horribly buggy with the new roster updates that you are forced to download before you can play your friends. Do a search for NHL 08 online freeze and you'll see that many posts that talk about this. My buddy and I tried to play a simple shootout session, not even a game, and it took us both over a dozen times of resetting the session, restarting the game, and even restarting our completely locked up PS3's before we ever got to play a single match. After an additional 45 minutes of frustration, when were able to get our 2nd match in. 15 minutes after that, we gave up and played our old faithful again (Full Auto 2 - online is awesome on that). Hopefully EA will fix the freezing problems, but unfortunately I'm just not prepared to keep this rental any longer waiting for a fix that may or may not happen. At the time of my post, I'm going to have to recommend against this game if you are looking for online play. So, before you rent it, do a little research and see if they fixed the bugs to see if your experience will be the same as mine was. Since my whole goal was to play online with a friend, and this title failed miserably at that, I just can't give it the score it probably should deserve. If you are looking for solo or local multiplayer and no online play, then disregard my review and go ahead and take the plunge to rent it (just don't download the 4/11/08 roster update as it will mess up your solo play as well as your online play).
posted by GonzalJ13 (EAST STROUDSBURG, PA) Jan 19, 2008
Member since Sep 2007
i bought this game, and i am a die hard hockey fan,the presentation is awesome,but the controls stink,and the camera angles are horrible. better hockey game i bought was nhl 2k8,that game rocks everything.