posted by mrdarkside (CHESTERFIELD, MI) Dec 10, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
gamers (94%) found this review helpful
First of all I live in Hockey Town, MI. For years I have dreamed of a video game capturing the essence of hockey. Finally with NHL 10 those dreams have been realized. I had grown disenchanted with hockey games over the past few years as flat out most of the GM Modes simply did not work especially in the EA series of games. With 2010 however my complaints have gone away.
The actual game plays fantastic, the board play is very similar to what you see in a real hockey game. The overall speed of gameplay maybe a bit slower than in previous years but it feels right. Checking is done well not making the game a slugfest but still being physical. The old beef of the computer goalie stopping 75 shots a game seems to have been fixed. I play 8 minute periods and typically generate 30 - 35 shots a game which is on par for what a typical NHL game has. You have to work for goals and the teams strategy you play against will dictate how you score. Play a team that guards the points and those slot one timers will pop open. On the other hand play a team that collapsing down in front of the net and deflections seem to be the way to go. Very realistic.
I can't say enough about the GM mode. Generally this is what I love about sports games and this game hits a homerun.....er hat trick. It has a dynamic scouting system representing the around the world feel of hockey very well. The GM points are fun to accumalate and really help you build a franchise. Creating a team and using them as a franchise is very rewarding as well. My only one slight complaint is that you cannot edit the conferences. For instance I moved the Phoenix Coyotoyes back to Winnipeg back to Winnipeg and would have liked to edit the conferences but you can't. I was also disappointed that the old logos like the Jets and Hartford Whalers were not in the game. Contracts and salary cap works very well as well as trades although at times you can be bombarded with trade offers. This is a great game!
first nhl 09 is a good game except for the glitches. so nhl 10 should be just like 09 but nhl10 is a fighting based hockey game that all graphics always good but the lack of dekes and speed and skills makes this game just ok. thats why nhl 10 has nhl 09 awards on its cover and not nhl10 awards on it cause everyone that watches or been playing hockey video games knows nhl 10 is just a push towards old nhl hitz game where its all about the fighting and nothing really about the game of hockey.i think ea needs to sit down and watch a season of hockey in order to make a great hockey game. i paid $59.99 for mine but even the 42.99 price tag is still high should be 19.99 if that. rent this game before buying
posted by ch4rg3d (SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ) Sep 29, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
NHL 10 is one of the most promosing titles to ever come out. The all new controls and fighting controls gives you a realistic sense of how hockey is meant to be played : hard, and violent. Definitely a game you would want to add to your collection, this game feautres online Co-OP, updatable Rosters, online play, dynasty modes, BE a GM, and so much more it'll make you want to take the stick and skates out of the garage!