nhl 10 is very fun has pretty good graphics and sound but it's nothing special and is pretty much the same as previuos nhl games but it just looks a bit better graphicaly and has a couple of new features. Overall a good game just doesn't muuch deferent then other nhl games but it's fun and will keep you occupied for quite a while.
EASHL=Perfect. The game is great and I cant think of anything bad.
its a good game for 7-100 ages.good graphics good gameplay
NHL10 -- My Opinion
To sum up the game in one sentence; same old stuff with a prettier. Like most sports game fans I was rather excited when EA came out with their new addition to the NHL series. However unlike many other games, I was rather dissappointed. To the games credit it has wonderful graphics and the gameplay is more advanced. However what it does right it way outweighed by the negative aspects of the game. NHL09 was and still is my favourite of the EA NHL series. NHL10 took all of the aspects I liked about NHL09 put them in a blender, pressed the start button and placed the finish product on a disk. First off, I had to go through THREE copies of the game before one finally worked on my brand new X-Box 360. Now that I have the disk working I can get to the game itself. The very first thing I tried was the Be a GM mode. I loved this in NHL09, and truthfully, it's even better in NHL10. That is if you sim the entire season and not actually play the games. Afetr getting bored of simming teh season and hoping my team does good I finally get bored and try to start a Be a Pro character. I wanted to be a centre. However the game had other ideas. When you first turn the game on you get create a player to practice with. I created a defenceman since that is what I play in real life. In the be a pro mode, my guy is automatically a defenceman. How boring is that, just sitting around waiting the puck to come to you, and get negative feedback if you do anything a defenceman isn't supposed to do. One thing they took out isthe ability to turn off line changes and fatigue so that means you can not play teh entire game. One thing they added though is a hockey shop where you can unlcok or spend microsoft points to buy upgrades and equipment. Basically the person who feels liek spending teh most money on the game will have the best character. These upgrades work for online Be A Pro charaters as well. Angry at this I decided to not continue that game mode. Xbox Live is the exact same thing as every single other NHL games. Same game options, same game modes, same same same. The only different game modes are selective tournaments that you have to be ranked in in order to qualify. I have no intrest in such things. I would have loved to see some fun things. Who knowns maybe incorporate that NHL Arcade game that is so popular into NHL10, things like that. The difference in skill levels is very prevalent in online play. One game you will be playing someone who doesn't know what a blueline is, and teh next you will be playing the best player in teh game who knows how to score on every shot. Finally I get to the game play itself. One word, Awful. The gameplay is terrible. The skaters are really heavy and to move them it feels like you are carrying a pile of bricks. The game has decided to to make stick lift and hook the same button and I'm sure there is some strategy as to when your player does what, but for me it seemed as if it was random and I kept on drawing stupid hooking penalties. A lot of people say they don't liek teh fighting system in this game, but I don't find to much wrong with it. Its an improvemnet over the simple button tapping. Passing in this game is terrible. I believe that the makers are trying to make it more realistic, but i don't buy games to be realistic. If I want realistic I will go and play hockey at the local arena. When passing you may aim in one direction and your pass falls 5 feet short of the intended target or 5 feet ahead or just go off on its own path. One of the favourite ways to score goals in NHL09 was the simple cross crease pass. However in NHL10 if you attempt to pass across the crease you will most likely end up hitting the goalie or somehow passing the puck behind the net. When playing as a goalie during a game, which happens a lot since there is a giant increase in the amount of penalty shots and during the penalty shots there is a human controlled goalie, the controls are complicated. Instead of being simple to under