posted by brewmaster (WHITINSVILLE, MA) Mar 6, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
This game was written by people who know nothing about hockey. Defense is not existent for your team but the computers defense is strong. If the computer gets a break away, most likely their going to score. The goalies are horrible at goaltending. You can make 30 shots on goal and maybe get 2 in, but the computer score's all the time. Graphics and commentary are good but that's about it. These programmers should talk to a hockey fan before making NHL 2k11.
With the start of the NHL season, it's the perfect time for 2K Sports to unveil their latest NHL game: NHL 2K10.
It has some nice new features in it that most sports games tend to avoid; it gives you the ability to create and manage a roster, make (or refuse) deals with the AI and deal with the Salary Cap (darn it.)
You can also go online and go up against several other players, which is a nice touch.
If only the game controls were simpler to understand. Figuring out the right defensive maneuver can be tough; do I waggle the Wiimote, the Nunchuch, both? Do I hold down a button? Do I do both? Figuring out these controls will take several hours.
And while I was trying to do that, the AI was pounding me into the ground.
It would also help if I could get better defending teammates on my team. Far too often, the attacking team made a simple pass through the defender I'm controlling to another attacker, who one timed a shot into the goal - through one or more attackers and defenders.
Getting goals with the AI's help was tough, too. The attackers on my team just wouldn't set up properly for a well orgainized rush to the goal. The way I usually got a goal was simple: have one guy skate through the defense and blast it past a shot past the goalie. The teamwork was not on display at all.
If you can get other human players to help you on your team, then you'd better take them. They can be far easier to work with than the stiff, robotic AI.
NHL 2K10 was fun for me for the short run, but only the serious and the expertise hockey players should shell out $50 for it. RENT IT.