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posted by youthD9 (MARLTON, NJ) Jun 12, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

nhl 2k9 is better than nhl 09 bc nhl 09 is al about glitches and thats it. in nhl 2k9 you have to work the corners and pass the puck around to score your goal. thats why its better

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2k finally stepped up

posted by sob2356 (MADERA, CA) Sep 20, 2008

Member since Aug 2006

2k has really brought the fun back to hockey. And indeed thats really why we play, to have fun. Im not a professional hockey player and i dont wanna be. I just wanted it to be fun again and thats what they did. Get this one its a sure win.

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I Play EA and 2K every year and...

posted by TDBears (LITITZ, PA) Oct 8, 2008

Member since Jan 2007

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I like 2K better. This game is fun and even though they basically copied the EA control scheme, thats good becuz EAs was better.

There are sick signature moves and the game is more realistic feeling than last year. The face off system is WAAAAY better than EA and you can actually check people without having to skate from halfway across the ice.

The graphics are definitely not as good as EAs, and the AI is slighty worse (people overrate EA AI, you can basically score in EA by skating backward, centering yourself on the ice and shooting to a top corner every time, plus CPU EA AI isnt nearly aggressive enough at times). But i think this game feels more like you're playing hockey (the physicality of the game really comes through against the boards and on face offs). I think they also have classic teams and they definitely have classic unis, something that EA doesnt have and it adds to the game.

I mean most people seem to disagree with me and like EA better, but I just wanted people to know that it is possible to like 2k better. The game is mad fun, but you should rent both before you buy because although its not even close to better in every way, I really do think this game is better in a lot of ways.

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