This is a great game. My Dad walked in and thought it was a real game! That is how good the graphics are. This game is for people that love hockey and actually know a team! You can make a goalie or skater and make it to look like yourself (Or your uncles). This is a great game!!!!!!
Well i got an Xbox 360 Monday so i was just looking for a random cheap game to try out. I went to Gamestop and found this game. I thought eh, it's just gonna be like the games on the PS2. Turns out, i was certainly wrong. The graphics are amazing. The best mode in my opinion is goalie mode. So much fun and the controls are easy to learn. Also on goalie mode, you can skate to the bench and play as a single person on the ice when your team pulls their goalie. Awesome game for cheap. Love, Love, Love it.
very addicting, cheap and fun. worth the money.
I <3 dynasty mode wiff all my wittle heeaarrrtttt.
At first I didn't like hockey games, but ever since I played this game, I have turned into a hockey game fan. I have tons of fun knocking the snot out of the other teams players.
Best Hockey Game Ever
NHL 08 is a great improvement on the already good NHL 07. NHL 08 brings back the thumbstick control which allows for much better control and makes it easier to do what you want to do with the player. The skating dynamics in the game are amazing and allow players to make sharp turns easily and control the player better. The goalies in NHL 08 are more realistic in that they don't allow nearly as many "glitch" goals and seem to have realistic hot and cold streaks. The amount of online modes are impressive. My favorite online mode is the My League function which allows you to create your own league and invite friends to play in your league. The amount of teams is impressive too. The game has every NHL team as well as AHL, International, and two European league. All of the jerseys are the new RBK jerseys and look amazing. As a hockey player, I will say that there are a few problems with the game. For one, pass interceptions are inconsistent. It should be easier to prevent passes from the corner to the front of the net. Another problem I see with the game is the hit stick. It seems very inconsistent and just plain doesn't work sometimes. Overall an amazing game. Best Hockey video game ever made.
Great improvement, but still as an avid hockey fan, I still see a lot of things wrong with the game. The graphics and game play have improved a lot. The jerseys are very realistic as is the sound of the game. But, it seems like a tennis match rather than a hockey game. There needs to be more digging out the puck and fighting for the puck, and less goals. When you do get a goal, you should feel like you really earned it, and once in a while, you feel very lucky. Also, there are a lot of frame issues that need to be corrected, as does the hit stick. One of the problems is when you set it on a certain camera angle, the hit stick will not work, and that's just one of many problems. But, like I said, the game has been improved, but it needs to be more like hockey, not just back and forth shooting like in tennis. Like I said, the puck needs to be harder to control and pass, and playing against the computer needs to be more fair, it's either the computer wins too much or the person playing wins too much. Still much better than NHL '07, but I hope the next one will be more like hockey.
NHL 08 not only for hockey fans
This is one of the most fun sports games on a console, even if you are not a hockey fan. Fast gameplay, hard shots, leveling hits, it has everything. If you know the game of hockey, create-a-play and vision control will have you dominating in your dynasty mode. If you are new to hockey, this will help you learn the game in a fun, addictive way!
NHL 08 Will Prevail as the Winner!!
NHL 07 was an ok game.Graphically it was very solid. I think the skill stick was ingenious. Goalies were ok. They knocked too many pucks in themselves though. The A. I. needed improvement. I also have been playing the NHL 08 demo on my 360. I absolutely love it. The A.I. seems solid. Goalies are much improved. Controls are great. Hitting takes a little getting used to. But it is fun. Being able to cycle the puck and feed your points for one timers is great. Remember, it is only a demo. Their are alot of options not available to you. The actual game should be a new and exciting experience. I believe it will be a great game. As long as it is virtually bug free.
I have been playing the demo i down loaded off of xbox live. The gameplay and the AI are awsome. Even on the demo the graphics look awsome. When you watch the players skate and handle the puck its like its a real person. And the new one on one deke system is really good, when you can pull it off it looks great. The new on the fly AI I think really works. I like to drive the slot on hockey games and they start to close it down after you do it a couple of times. then you have to work the puck outside to the posts, and try to either get a shot from there or the sides and hope for a rebound. I also think that they imporved the shoot out, you can deke the goalie, and get him to bite on it, and the way they let you handle the puck gives you a huge advantage. This game will be by far the best hockey game for any of the next gen systems.
Another Bad Year For Hockey so don't it
To start off the grapics are pretty good I would give it a 10/10 but thats the only thing that it really has going for it. I tryed playing the demo to see how the game play was and once again they failed to make it to the stander that NHL 04 had. The controles are the worst, due to the fact that u can't really hit and they made the controles really confuesing. Most games today there really just based on grapics and how stupied u can make them look. so to all these dumb 12 year old kids that think that this is a good game u should go run along and play with your pokemon because thats the one thing you would know about. also if u want play great hockey game try nhl 04 for ps2 it is the best hockey that ea has put out.