posted by GoodAdvise (WHEAT RIDGE, CO) Sep 27, 2008
Member since Jun 2007
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
As a long time gamer of over 20 years now,and having played most PS3 games to date.(thanks to gamefly)I have to say that NHL09 is one of the top 10 games so far,for the PS3.And mabey the best sports game evey made,,so far.The first thing your prompted to do is create a hockey player.After that the game opens up to numerous types of play."Be a pro" mode is excellent and offers 100's of hours of gameplay value.Starting out in the AHL(minors),and working your way up to your favorite NHL team is only part of the fun in this game.Every game you play in be a pro mode you'll be graded and given points that you can spend improving your player attributes.Kinda adds a RPG type element to the game.When you decide to take your player online you'll start with whatever skills/attributes your offline player has.Online play is great with lots to do as well.Everything from VS to 6 on 6 random team play,to team vs team league play.Once again,you'll be graded and given points for your play.Long story short if you like hockey,or sports games in general,NHL09 is a MUST RENT or BUY.Worthy of the 8.8 gamefly rating.Only issues i've encountered was the occasional online dropping for no reason what-so-ever.The right stick on the controller is used to swing your stick on offense and to check a player when your on defense.The problem tho is a lot of the time when your just trying to hit the puck you will check a player instead of hitting the puck and when you check a player you never know if the ref is going to call a cross-checking penalty.Should have seperate buttons for swing and check.And i agree with the other review that there should be pinning on the boards.Online play has glitched out a few times during a game but i'm sure EA knows about it and will address it.Ea sports games have always been good about updating roster info,so i'm sure roster updates will be coming soon.So if your a hockey fan or sports game fan TRY THIS GAME,it's fun,competive,and a lot less glitchly than Madden.
posted by mrkuyukot (GRANADA HILLS, CA) Sep 12, 2008
Member since Dec 2004
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Be a pro-mode is excellent. Team mate AI doesn't disappoint. Only thing missing is pinning and battle on the boards, and some players on the minors. I wish they would provide a patch to download current rosters once the season begins. Gotta play me some Colten Teubert.