Click Here!
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 31

Thread: NHL 08 or NHL 2k8?

  1. #11
    2nd Scoring Line La39Potvin's Avatar




    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    404
    Liked
    0 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deader2818 View Post
    Which game will you be getting?

    And I don't know if I should get a PS3 or an Xbox360.

    Ive already owned a 360 and it broke so im not sure if I want to get another one.

    But! I can get a PS3 for $450 and the 5 free movies seems like a good offer...
    I was wondering too and got the PSP3 and love it..graphics are awesome specially if you have a hometheater, blueray movies are great.....

  2. #12
    All Star PPharoah's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    9,403
    Liked
    9162 times
    Karma
    158035000
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    376 Post(s)

    Default

    Got NHL 2K8, didn't really need a demo for it (gameplay we knew was much like 2K7 just tightened up a good deal) as there was a full game online I could watch. A 5 minute demo can hide a lot, a full game shows you everything.

    Anyway 2K8 is a nice improvement over last year, the controls take a while to get used to, one-timers are much harder to score on, the goalies are much improved and the graphics you all have seen. Kopi has the tinted visor and Brownie is dead-on, as is the Kings light show at the beginning of the game which really gets a Kings fan pumped to play. The Kings have their actual equipment and you can change any of it if it's not to your liking. JMFJ (82 overall) , Nagy, Handzus, Calder, Stuart, are all there, probably have to get Klemm to make my Kings team complete before I explore Franchise mode, I like to have ALL of our Kings on the team.

    A lot of people are getting turned off by the new control scheme and menu but feel free to go back to the classic control setup and you can find the sliders under My NHL-game-styles-View/Edit.

    It's nice to see the AI play well in the neutral zone, and it really makes it tough to hold onto the puck for long. Each team has it's own playstyles and certain players even have their own styles, all of which you can edit.

    Haven't played a ton, but it certainly is an improvement over last year, especially once you get past the new controls, but there's a training section which shows you how to do them all and then practice as long as you want.

    The superstar moves are fun if you can get them down (all can be learned in training mode, use Kopi or Fro to pull them off), and once you kick the puck up, flip it up into the air, and bat it into the net and Staples Center erupts it is very rewarding. Enjoying the soundtrack too, Quiet Riot's "Come on Feel the Noise" is a nice one to hear after a sweet goal.

    Just some thoughts I had after a couple quick games, hope they help out some, don't listen to the reviews of people who spent an hour with the game and gave up, I am one of those who loves a challenge.

    The Skybox is toned down a lot this year, you still can unlock 82 and 93 Kings teams but to do so you have to play the Sharks and Canadiens and beat them to get the Kings unlocked for those years.

    The intensity is still there from last year, or chippiness is a better word. If you come out and play a soft game, that's fine the AI will do the same, but if you start running their top players, they will start hitting back and running your guys. Then it's time to throw Raitis on the ice and he will settle things down for us with the improved fighting. You can duck and bob and weave, even get good enough to come out of a fight unscathed if you get the rhythm down. I never liked 2K's fighting before but this year it's better. Incidentally so is the checking, big guys have an easier time taking out smaller ones, and they can't do it all the time, and on one exceptionally good hit I got the Dodge Nitro Hit of the game.

    In 2k7 if you pressed the line change button you would sometimes miss a replay, now it does the replay and then lets you select your lines, and there's even an option for the 5 second NHL rule to set your line changes.

    Perhaps one of the best things in 2K8 is faceoffs now, it actually takes some work to not get thrown out of the faceoff circle now (if you are aggressive like I can be), and some strategy, have another faceoff guy ready to come in if your starting center gets tossed out.

    Hope that helps, sorry it can't be more but I am just getting the hang of it and haven't even gone into franchise mode yet.

  3. #13
    <3 Tanner <3 TooCool's Avatar




    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    15,115
    Liked
    8436 times
    Karma
    2147483647
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    840 Post(s)

    Default

    Great Review PPharoah. You are right. All those review links I've posted above are really meant to be taken with a grain of salt. The only true reviewer is yourself.

    The "expert" reviews, they only play for an hour. And it really stinks especially if they review RPGs... they don't go through the whole thing and will judge it based on how fast the story is progressing in the beginning.

    Anyway, again. Great 2K8 review. I've played 2K6 and 2K7... but I think for me personally, it's time to head back to EA Sports. (This year anyway)
    Facebook: facebook.com/grtoocool Twitter: @LGKTooCool

    While it seems like most of you are allergic to the "like" button, I just want to personally say thanks for looking anyway.

    Rink Dawg

  4. #14
    Wow! That's a low score! Palffy3314's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    4,104
    Liked
    252 times
    Karma
    1005000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchrock View Post
    Pre-ordered NHL08
    Same here...hope it comes tomorrow.

  5. #15
    Team LGK Cross Traffic's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,860
    Liked
    399 times
    Karma
    1157300
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    59 Post(s)

    Default

    NHL 2k series has been tired and buggy for a LONG time. Nice to see EA return to what made the NHL series of the early to mid 90s so much fun.

  6. #16
    All Star PPharoah's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    9,403
    Liked
    9162 times
    Karma
    158035000
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    376 Post(s)

    Default Yay

    Haven't found any bugs in 2K8 yet, I am shocked, usually I find all the same ones every year! (knock wood)

  7. #17
    HawkeyeXP
    Guest

    Default

    2k8 trys to rip off EA skill stick. they fail miserably. By nhl 08 you be happy.


    add me for xbox live...gamer tag....hawkeyeXP
    xbox makes me sound like a 12 year old.... really high piched and annoying...sorry about that...

  8. #18
    Unfiltered
    Guest

    Default

    Wasn't there going to be an Xbox 360 LGK NHL 08 league?

  9. #19
    I don't rattle, kid. Kubrick's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    15,739
    Liked
    1798 times
    Karma
    1153900
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    451 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    Wasn't there going to be an Xbox 360 LGK NHL 08 league?
    I'm down.

  10. #20
    Unfiltered
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Radio Die View Post
    I'm down.
    I see there was going to be one on the PS3 side.

    Okay then. Besdies DRD and myself, who else is down for a 360 league?

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28