NHL 11 IS A MUST-BUY!!!!
NHL 11 has definetly showed why it has won 22 sports game of the year awards. First off, EA Sports did a fantastic job with the new hockey ultimate team and new physics engines. One of my favorite new things that they added this year was the broken stick physics. With the broken sticks, it makes NHL 11 seem more realistic. Another plus to this game is that EVERY HIT IS DIFFERENT. You can deliver the most bone-crunching hits you've ever seen. Now to my favorite thing about all EA Sports video games; Be A Pro mode. This has been greatly enhanced because you start out in the OHL and make your way up to the Big's. However, if you don't feel like being selected by a random NHL team, you can always do pick-a-team and play in the preseason to try to stay in the NHL. One down side to this game is that there isn't much of a difference between hockey ultimate team and regular online, besides the fact that you can get great players from around the league. Overall, NHL 11 has definetly lived up to being one of the best sports-game franchises.
NHL 11 is awesome! I really like the new physics engine, broken sticks and the new checking is awesome. Gameplay is better, seems more uptempo that last years. The Ultimate team is AWESOME! At first I thought it would be like doing a fantasy draft in GM mode, but it's completely different! Much more detail to this years, Jr. Leagues are now included with actual players! Unrestricted free agency is now here too. I like the soundtrack, has some techno and some real songs that they actually play in NHL games. Online play is flawless, all my other sports games are somewhat delayed when played online. Here it's exactly the same as single player. Haven't tried the Be a Pro mode yet, hoping it's been improved. Would be pretty cool to have a Sims feel to it and actually walk with your player around the NHL clubhouse, seeing the equipment trainer instead of going to the store, talking to coaches about playing time where it could have a negative or positive effect on your playing time. Stuff like that. The EA sports makers should take a look at some of the older sports games and incorporate some of the things the 2K series had back when they were on top.
I love NHL 10! NHL 11 is probally going to be the best hockey game. Me and my cousin were talking and we thought of some things that should be put into the game. In NHL 10 they have create a player and create a team so i think they should put a create a family, so before faceoffs when the announcers are talkin about your stats they can talk about your family and show them in the stands. They should also make it so when you make a skater they actually say your name. It would also be more realistic if they made it so your stick breaks, some goals are challenged like real games, fights break out after games, if a player gets injured the medic actually comes out and checks on him. I also want it to be like real life, where you go out on the ice and play the warm-up before a game and have a daily practice every day. These are just some of the many ideas that I think NHL 11 should have. And even if these things arent in the game I'm still going to buy it.
This game is almost perfect!!!
This game is amazing I don't know where to start. The broken stick effect is amazing. The announcers start to repeat themselves late in the 2nd period, but what they say makes the game 5 times better. The online play is awesome, but it could be better by letting the goalies fight!
This game is good. It has added lots of new features like broken sticks, different checks, and its harder to win faceoffs. The crowd gets fired up on a big hit and it sounds amazing. Also, on Be A Pro, the attributes cost less and you get more points after a game so you can finally get your pro good. The graphics are better than the others and over all it's a amazing game. Get it.
This game is the best game ever! You can play online with your friends, and play against other people to win trophies and be named the greatest team on NHL 11! This game is a must buy for anyone who likes any sport games or just anyone who plays anything. Go get this game now!!!!!!
GREAT GAME, BUT FLAWS W/ ULTIMATE HOCKEY LEAGUE
Don't get me wrong I love hockey and this game is the best sports game out there, but the problem comes from the new Ultimate Hockey Team. You need to be connected to EA's servers in order to play or edit your team and I keep getting booted by EA's servers mid game and I know it is not my internet connection as i have 100% connectivity. Then when you sign back in it tells you that you will earn less EA pucks (form of currency to upgrade team) because your reputation level has dropped from you leaving mid game. Not only do I lose those pucks for the game I was playing, lose pucks in future games, but that game I got kicked out of, counts against my contracts leading me to spend more pucks to get my team eligible for another game. This is even more frustrating when I am in the middle of a tournament and get booted as this counts as a loss as well and that means you are kicked out of the tournament. I have contacted EA about this issue and they have done nothing, but passed it on to the next person and it is extremely obnoxious. I understand that it is a new feature and will have its bugs, but being booted 5 times in a couple days is too much and it has completely ruined this game for me.
Best Sports Game of All-Time? Posibly!
Wow! EA Canada has already surpassed what gamers could want from a sports game. NHL 11 features broken sticks, a great soundtrack (featuring Bullet For My Valentine, Darude, and The Black Keys), simple controls, and clean, crisp graphics. In my opinion, with all due respect to Madden and FIFA fans, NHL 11 is EA's best sports game yet. If you like hockey, then you should definetely add NHL 11 to your collection. Plus, LETS GO HAWKS!!! CAPTAIN JONATHAN TOEWS WITH AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL, CONN SMYTHE TROPHY, AND A STANLEY CUP ALL IN ONE YEAR!!! LETS!!! GO!!! HAWKS!!!
Amazing hockey game!!!
I have been a fan of the NHL series for a very long time and this is by far my favorite game of the series! The detail/graphics are just excellent, as well as the gameplay. I did not get NHL 10 as I did not have a PS3 yet but the goalie mode this game has is challenging but still very fun. The online play is also amazing with absolutely no lag at all. If you are looking for a hockey game, this is one for you. It is a sports game with great detail and you'll have a heck of a fun time playing it!
College Hockey Time?
I know NHL 10 had many leaguse and NHL 11 has added the Canadian Hockey League. But maybe for NHL 12 or a bonus DLC College Hockey for NHL 11. Or NCAA Hockey 12! Man I would buy that in a heartbeat! NCAA Hockey 12 ALL THE WAY hot seller. Featuring Fauture NHL star Jimmy Hayes (from BC) on the COVER! 14 Year old Bantam Player Review!