gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This years NHL 08 is the best hockey simulation thus far. And to me the best new feature on the game is the goalie mode and controls. I'm a goalie and the similarity is uncanny. I can actually execute the same moves and saves that I can in real life with the same flow and accuracy. I often find myself "In the game" and can rarely tell I'm playing a video game. EA has really outdone themselves this year. I recommend this game to anyone who is a hockey fan. And even if you're not, this game might just change the minds of even the most stubborn of critics. A definite "must buy."
New AI and overall realistic gameplay improvements
posted by coder98 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Sep 18, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
The new practice mode is awesome and a very good way to hone your skills with the new skating and shooting configurations. The create a play function is something that definitely pushes ea over 2k for this year. You can also play as the goalie for the entire game which could be fun if you would just like to get a feel for how the game is played through the goalies eyes. There's a little glitching with the scenes between plays but overall the game engine is much smoother and puck handling, skating movements and scoring chances are more realistic which makes playing the game feel more like a real hockey game.
This game is good. The graphics are awsome and game is realistic. But its not for the the begineers. The stick control and shooting take some getting use too and hard to get past the goal and get the puck back once u lost it. Checking is almost impossible if you dont get the timing right. If jumping in and start playing is what u want i suggest something else but if u want to take the time to learn the game and get it down i would gladly say its for you. I hope this helps someone in there search for the right game for them