If you are going back and forth about which hockey game to buy/rent let this review sway you towards 2K7.
The hockey action is great and much more realistic than EA's rendition. The goalie reacts much more fluidly and is tougher than any hockey game made in the past. You can't just go side to side and score like in EA hockey games.
The graphics are slightly surpassed by EA but makes up big time in game play. All the features are there that you would expect and the franchise mode rocks. This is one of the biggest differences between the two games and a huge reason to get 2k7 instead.
Overall 2k7 beats EA in everything but graphics so you decide whether or not you want great hockey or just something that looks good.
I first want to say that I have loved the last 3 years of the 2K series. I don't however like this years at all compared to EA's NHL 07. With the EA franchise including the skill stick I just feel like 2K7 is a button masher now! I do give them credit for trying to include new features like the mood music but come on really....I don't want a feature film I want a bone crunching...speed skating...goal fest with skill!!!
Didn't I buy this game last....for the same price?
posted by BruinsFan (BEVERLY, MA) Oct 18, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
Why?.....Why do we have to pay 60.00 for a roster update, and different camera angle and a dramatic score? I know some people live by the "If it aint broke, don't fix it", but this franchise hasn't changed in 4 years.
Most of the glitch goals from 2K6 are still here and that includes some of the freezing .
Underneath the reoccurring problems with this game lies a great hockey game, its just getting very stale. The graphics have improved a bit, but the animations still look strange, and the goalies just look wrong!.