You definitely need to be a hockey fan to truly enjoy this game. I'm a big fan of be a pro modes but it quickly got dull after playing for a few days. I'm not a hockey hater just not a huge fan of the game.
Finally a hockey game where there is no one certain way to always score a goal. Goalies actually read the shooter and watch the puck instead of doing the same thing all the time. Better yet is the fact that there are some lucky goals just like in the real nhl. For example on one goal i shot it and the rebound came off the netminder and the player i was playing dove and knocked the puck into his net and on another play the puck deflected off of one of my players feet and went in the net. Also pretty cool is if you shoot from the point on the powerplay guys are in front of the net and will deflect the puck to try and score instead of just let it go like in previous games.
I had high hopes upon receiving this game, yet was a little let down by the Be a Pro. Its a great concept in theory, and is executed quite well. The main problem I had was the line changes. For example, there is no difference when you are on the 3rd line or 4th line, you play the same amount Once again, the upgrade from the AHL to NHL is so underwhelming. I was 1st line on my AHL team and all of the sudden I am on my NHL team. Once you are on the NHL team, prepare to play good. I played as a power center and because I didn't score for 2 games, I was demoted to the AHL team. Online is fun, did not try the League things only 1 on 1. Overall a great hockey game.