If you are trying to decide between EA's NHL 08 and 2K sports NHL2K8, you look at the two and you see a price difference seeing that NHL2K8 is cheaper. But I'm hear to tell you to pay the extra money on this game it has cutting edge graphics and controls. The player actually looks like they're skating, you have to actually use strategy not just skate and shoot. One drawback that I have found is the inability to be able to get online and download rosters or play online, the update they give you takes you about halfway threw and then disconnects you from their server. But you can always go online and get them from someone or maybe EA will fix it. either way I'm just anxious for NHL09.