11 years ago
Being from Canada, hockey is naturally one of my favorite sports, and this game, although not the greatest, is a great buy for the wii if you like hockey games. Having played NHL 2k9 as a rental, i know where this game is coming from and I like the direction it's taking. The controls might take a while getting used to, but after a while, you get good with them and start enjoying the added difficulty (compared to the Xbox 360 version, for example). I still have a little trouble with the passing and the rebounds, but apart from that, i like the control scheme. The Wii motion plus is definitely worth the extra bucks, making the game feel much more authentic. The graphics are what you could expect from a wii game, and they are an improvement from last year, but I believe the Wii can go farther than this. The commentaries can get a little redundant after a while, but I guess this might just be my opinion. I find the best part in this game is the added wi-fi , which lets you play online against friends or strangers. I was always able to pick up a game with someone, no matter the time of day, and I never had to wait for over 2 minutes.You can also join up to two leagues. I have read about some lag issues, but I have not had any of these issues. All in all, a great hockey game for the wii and a HUGE improvement from last year, but still has lots of place for improvement for next year.
yes: I recommend this product