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NHL 07  (Xbox 360, 2006)
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Created: 05/17/07

NHL '07 hits the post....repeatedly

As a die-hard hockey fan, I've played a majority of the entries in EA's NHL series. After getting my 360, I got that familiar craving again. I bought '07 without giving it a second thought. Hopefully, I can keep many of you from making that same mistake.

There are positive things about the game. The graphics are fantastic (except for the creepy, possessed eyes of the players) and the animations are top-notch.

Unfortunately, there are soooo many things that make this a hard game to play.

First of all, I hope you have a big TV. The odd angle of the menus make things on the right side of the screen hard to read. The menus are also hard to navigate, particularly in the Dynasty mode.

Second, and probably one of the biggest flaws, is the lack of a regular season option. The game only has international tournament and Dynasty modes. As much as I love hockey, I really don't care to do all of the things involved in Dynasty mode. Who really cares about your team's concession mark-up? Some of us would rather simply adjust our rosters and play the games. Sadly, 360 owners don't have this option (which is strange, because the PS2 version has regular season mode).

Now we get to the on-ice action. The biggest flaw this game has is the broken passing system. It literally makes no sense. Your passes will reach they're intended targets about fifty percent of the time. Usually, your players will simply fling the puck down ice, resulting in an icing. The goalies don't actually pass the puck, they just give it a light tap in the players' general direction. Not only do your passes go off in odd directions, but your players will sometimes let them slide right past, which brings me to the second gripe.

The A.I. is severly crippled. Don't bother passing the puck back to your point men in the offensive zone. They will rarely take your passes, preferring instead to stand completely still and watch the puck slide into the neutral zone. Don't expect your teammates to go after loose pucks either, they skate right past them. To top it off, no one can seem to hit a wide-open net with a shot. You hit the post so many times you'd think they were aiming for it. Most of the goals result in pucks sliding under a standing netminder after he makes the initial save. It may be because the players are tired, since it takes them half the period to execute a line change.

That brings us to the controls. You have to take your thumb off of the skating control stick to make a change, so your player just stands there while you fiddle with the d-pad. It's hard to determine what line you're putting out, because theres no map of the d-pad in the game, or the three-page instruction manual. There is no speed burst and you'd better like either the skill-stick or classic controls, because (unlike the PS2 version) you can't customize them.

Don't even get me started on the glitch-filled multiplayer.

I hate to bash a game so much, but I really feel like EA didn't really put an effort into this one. I hope they make some serious changes for '08.

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Created: 05/02/07

still dont have game after 25 days :-((((

well cant say nothing because after 25 days i disnt recieve game
hope can get soon but what i heard is that an excellent game , so i hope i can have asap :-((((((((((((((((((((((((((((​((((((((((((((

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Created: 07/24/09

nice...

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

nice..........................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..........

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