Originally Posted by Archie Bunker
How's NHL 07. Not much of a hockey fan but I used to enjoy playing hockey games back in the day.
I'm liking it. The commentary is pretty well done, and the gameplay seems good so far. The new controller functions regarding using the right thumbstick to move the puck around are a little hard for me to get used to, but pretty cool.
I have had much better luck scoring when I run the offense than just skating down as fast as possible, putting a deke on a defenseman and winding up the biggest slap shot possible, like used to be a winning strategy in the older hockey games, so the realism seems to be decent. A bit of realism is a nice surprise since it's EA.
I've not played a hockey game in several years now though, so people who are more versed in them may have different opinions than I.