Great hockey game.
NHL 08 is a great hockey game, good for both NHL fans and sports fans who may be unfamiliar with the sport. But if you are unfamiliar with the sport, or unfamiliar with hockey video games, fair warning - you'll need to practice and have patience. This game has a very realistic feel to it, but a lot of faceoffs occur, due to a lot of friction between players. This gets frustrating, but as I said, have patience. It's a fun game, and it's enjoyable above all else.
I'd prefer NHL 2k8
Well the reason I would prefer 2k8 is because it has a lot more features and better realism when it comes to how players would handle the puck. don’t get me wrong NHL 08 is a very good game but if you are looking for a game where the goalies actually play like NHL goalies then 2k8 is your answer. In NHL 08 the goalies just sit there and they never actually challenge anyone like real goalies. They never get on their backs and make the saves that they used to make in previous games. Another advantage NHL 2k8 has over NHL 08 is face-offs. In NHL 08 someone wins, but in 2k8 you have the advantage of actually fighting the computer for the puck as you would in real life. You can also do a variety of trick plays in 2k8 that you can’t do in 08. However this is just a review so to really say they both have their ups and downs but it looks like 08 would win it out.
The Definitive Sim?!
This game is the definitive sim for hockey games. NHL 08 plays smooth and quick with none of the traditional hickups of frame rate associated with the PS3. The animations in NHL are a big part of creating a real hockey feel. It should also be noted that you can smoothly go from one animation to the next without being "locked in". A major inovation on the gameplay side is the adaptive AI; this means that if your always one timing the AI will adapt to shut you down. This gives you the disired effect of never playing the same game twice. Strategies that work in real life hockey will work in this game. The skill stick allows you to effortless move the puck around in an attempt to lose the deffender or the deke out the goalie. Deffending has been changed big time, deffending now is more about putting yourself in position to intercept passes block shots and setup for hits. Of course there is an indepth franchise mode to enjoy. This is absolutely the best hockey game available.
should be great
i think this game is going to be great 07 was realy good and from what i hear they have improved alote in 08 also just so you guys know in hockey the shots are over a 100 mph i mean i play hockey and the game wasnt perfect but it did do a pretty descent job of realism.
This Game is gonna rock!!
Well to start off the game is gonna be awesome because its the first game to use the dual stick controls on ps. ok and for the person who stated that this isnt a realistic game, ok #1 there are 100 mile an hour shots in the nhl and in the lower leagues.
ps3 version best ever
this game will be awesome for the ps3. There r so many new features like the custom play mode and the updated create-a-player and create-a-team features r super cool
online and realistic play
If NHL 08 delivers more realistic play liek no more 100 mile an hour shots and screwed up blueline goals, then this game will be a hit and revive the nhl series. Also, if online play can be a bit more solid with less lag, because I found that to be a major problem with 07, then NHL 08 will stand tall to 2k8. looks liek a solid game so far, cant wait
Gonna be Good
It will be a good game as long as it is realistic. there is no point of scoring on bad shots. If the online works and you can get updated rosters, this game will be the one to get, especially with the draw your own play preview
I cant wait for NHL 08 becuase NHL 07 was great for the ps2 but i was disappointed that it wasn't on the ps3. I didn't like that i could score from the blue line in 07 it wasn't very realistic. I hope thats not the case in 08 i hope its got realistic play and not some non realistic play like in 07. I just hope that it will just blow me way becuase when i got 07 from having 2k5 before 07 wasn't that good and i was disappointed
i hope nhl 08 will have the real rosters, like briere on the flyers and smyth on the avs, karyia on the blues ext. bc it will be stupid with just the new rookies like malkin and semin.