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NHL 2K9

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, PS3, Xbox 360
GF Rating
5.8

364 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

WOW! What a disapointment!

posted by GrandFunkR (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Mar 25, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

A hockey game for the WII. Once I got a WII console, I couldn't wait! I live for hockey games. EA has cornered the market in my eyes...sure other companies have made good hockey games, but EA has set the standard. I saw the commercials for NHL 2K10, and thought it looked awesome...read the reviews and thought..."no way...they've got it wrong". They did, it was worse than they had said. I've never in my life seen a game with such inconsistent play control.
Often when I scored, the other team would automatically score too. It was crazy, how the controller would seem to shut off. I would be unable to affect anything. My players would literally turn away from the play, while I struggled to gain control of one of them. The game seems to have a severe preoccupation with tripping penalties. I like physical play, so I check like a madman. I would check a guy real well, only to have the game penalize me for tripping. The replay would even show I'd done nothing wrong. It was bizarre. It could have been a great game, it's just poorly done.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Really really bad

posted by rblake42 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Sep 27, 2008

Member since Sep 2008

2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

This is hands down the worst game I have ever played. I was huge fan of hockey games, until now. The game play is complicated. There are far to many things to do. If I wanted to seven things to do at once, I would play real hockey. It started out bad and just got worse. I would not wish this game upon my worst enemy. I really hope someone comes out with hockey that does not make me screen obscenities at my TV.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Shame this game is so difficult

posted by Deadwood (CANOGA PARK, CA) Oct 5, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

I was so looking forward to this game. Looking forward to slap shots and free play of basic hockey. What I got was nothing but frustration and difficult game play. I gave this game about 6 hrs. plus of play, and over a week of playing day after day to give it the best shot I got at getting use to the difficult buttons and controls which were way too many. Something you think would be so simple was a difficult task to master much of anything in this game. Too many buttons on both controlers to work with at the same time. Offense and defensivly. After many practice modes and over 20 games I had enough. Winning face offs are next to immpossible. The graphics were nice, set up nice, making of your own team and city was a nice feature, but game play way too difficult 4 me to master much of anything. And game play is the most important feature of any game. Too bad Nintendo doesn't come up with thier own version with Mii Characters and a simple ice hockey game. This first version of NHL2K9 was a bust for me. Will hope for much easier game play on NHL2K10. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good Wii hockey game next year. This game might be worth about $5 if you had enough time in your life to possibly learn all the many manuvers and controls. After playing this game, I felt like it would take me a lifetime.

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