NHL 10 - Xbox 360
William Abner, Crispy Gamer
NHL 10 - Xbox 360 Video Game Review
What's Hot: Excellent on-ice gameplay; Solid play-by-play and overall atmosphere; Fluid animations; Board pinning and Manual Passing are both superb additions
What's Not: Player and team ratings are way off the mark
Crispy Gamer Says: Buy
Let's get that one ridiculous flaw out of the way. The player and team ratings are comically bad. The
That's just plain silly; and when you compare this to the brilliant way in which "Madden 10" rated its players and teams, it makes "
Other than that, the game is brilliant. "
The Manual Passing feature is another fantastic addition, as it allows you to lead pass and also allows for more inaccurate passes and less tape-to-tape perfection when moving the puck. It's tough to get used to Manual Passing, as the pressure-sensitive left trigger is used to get more zip on passes, but after some practicing you will never want to go back to a simple button-press ever again.
There are other new goodies -- such as improvements to the Be a Pro mode, a new first-person fighting system, a 30-team online season mode and other tweaks to the formula -- but the gameplay is the real reason to get "
This review is based on a retail copy of the Xbox 360 game provided by the publisher.
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