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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgeek View Post
    ah, the endless debate

    ea vs. 2k
    (graphics vs. game play)

    EA
    + has always looks beautiful and been innovative (control stick, etc)
    +jaw dropping graphics and detailed faces
    - often a massively buggy product (will they EVER be able to fix the goaltending bugs??????)
    - almost responsible for the death of my gaming systems from the rage it has caused, yet it looks so damn good doing it

    2K
    + more realistic feel and gameplay
    + great AI (d is tough and so are the goalies)
    - not as pretty to look at
    + stable and few bugs
    - physical teams > finesse (does Brian Burke play this?) There should be a balance
    what goaltender bug are u talking about 07 had the bug but it was fixed with the updates u no longer see the wake goals ....... i play hockey in real life and when i play 2k it makes me sick it feels like the old days when Brett hull 96 was out run and gun type of game i played 2k5 on the ps2 and all me and my cousins did was rush up and one timer in and when i played 2k7 same damn thing ......EA is just more realistic to the actually game now in nhl 08 u can create plays and set up the PP and all theses cool things i just cant wait for it to come out .......the best thing im looking forward to is the create a player ..... im going to create myself and put me in the AHL and work myself up to the NHL ...thats gonna be awesome

    and the demo was A++++++++

    basically it comes down to what type of hockey u like run and gun kinda like And1 basketball or a real simulation of the sport

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    I will go ahead and do what nobody ever does and admit that I'm becoming a fan boy (EA) and that my opinion is somewhat biased, but I have to say that 2k8 looks like 2k7 which is to say that it looks like 2k6, 2k5, 2k4, and 2k.

    Now, 2k owned......PWNED.... EA each year up until last year because it was a better simulation, and all 2k sports had to do was stay the course because EA was sure to put out a s--t product, but now that EA has taken huge leaps, from 06 to 07, and 07 to 08, I'm not sure that 2k can keep up without major innovations.

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    I've always been a fan of both series. Even when EA kept producing those arcade style games instead of pure simulation like 2ksports. I'd play both and everything. But THIS year, my budget is going to be tough... since I gotta buy an Xbox 360. But looking at all the footage and stuff... EA looks like it's blown 2ksports out of the water.

    I'll definitely still rent this 2k8 game though, before I completely judge it. But we'll see. Either way, can't wait for a new hockey game
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    Considering the glowing reviews pretty much across the board for EA's demo, it's not a good sign that 2k still hasn't put their's out...

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    2K HAD submitted their demo to Microsoft 3 weeks ago. It's just up to Microsoft to test the demo out before putting it up on the Marketplace. It's just unfortunate they couldn't get it to Microsoft sooner.
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    Game is out in select areas in Canada right now.
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    One minute into the first game, Cloutier leaves the entire net open for Bertuzzi. Game ended in a shoot-out with the final score 6-5. Bertuzzi had a hattrick.Very realistic! JMFJ is rated 83 overall. Rosters are really updated. The only thing I had to change was Roenick to San Jose.
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    I have always loved the 2k version more than EA because 2k makes the game more exciting while EA was kind of slow.

    P.S.

    For anyone who wants to buy both and save $10

    http://emailinfo.bestbuy.com/pp/edit...A=1007&ci=8222

    Just sign up for their free Rewards Zone.

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    The skill stick is starting to grow on me. I am starting to learn it and man, you can do some amazing things with it! So much more control this way.

    The superstar moves are awesome, but there are very few opportunities to get to use them - possibly just shootouts. I had a breakaway with JMFJ last night and I tried a superstar move - but he was not skilled enough to pull it off and lost the puck! I tried some in practice and Frolov seems to pull them off the best, but the timing and position must be exact in order to execute and get the shot on net (tough to do even when there is no opposition) - a great feature!

    Its a fun game and I am glad that I am taking the time to learn the skill stick. Makes it a whole new game! As soon as I get more comfortable with using skill stick, I'm gonna start going through franchise mode.

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    Not to knock the 2k series too much, as I've been playing EA for years now, but I rented both and I almost couldn't stand to finish a game with 2K8. That's just me though. I would still recommend renting both before making a purchase either way. You might be surprised.
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