NHL 2K7 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Hundreds of new skating animations have been captured for NHL 2K7. Not only will skating look much more natural, players will also experience the true momentum of skating whenever players dig into the ice to accelerate or carve the ice to make sudden stops. In addition to the numerous newHundreds of new skating animations have been captured for NHL 2K7. Not only will skating look much more natural, players will also experience the true momentum of skating whenever players dig into the ice to accelerate or carve the ice to make sudden stops. In addition to the numerous new skating animations, several new checking, passing, and shooting animations have been added, making all the action in NHL 2K7 flow with amazing detail. New gameplay enhancements have been added to Pro Control, giving users offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice. While on offense, players now have the ability to execute drop passes, allowing users to setup new screen plays and create new scoring opportunities to catch the goalie off-guard. Pressure Control brings a tactical element to defensive hockey as players now can instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Varying degrees of pressure can be selected - whether it's telling your teammate to shadow a selected opponent or deliver a big check - allowing players new defensive options on the fly. Pro Control in NHL 2K7 delivers the offensive and defensive options hockey fans have been asking for, truly delivering the next generation of hockey. [2K Sports] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 83
    NHL 2K7 on higher difficulties is a solid simulation and, with all the modes, teams and options, is the most complete hockey title on the PS2.
  2. 80
    Graphically, this year's offering is a big step forward over last year's. However, it still has a way to go.
  3. While the Pressure Control and drop pass are nice additions to the control scheme, they aren’t as innovative as last year’s Pro Control passing or even Crease Control. The new skating engine adds more precision in terms of player movement on the ice, but it doesn’t negate the overwhelming use of one-timers to score goals.
  4. Play UK
    74
    Good, but hardly startling stuff. [Issue#146, p.95]
  5. The lack of changes will disappoint some, but for 20 bucks the minor tweaks and new roster nicely enhance what was already a great game.
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    Another pretty decent ice hockey simulation. [Christmas 2006, p.99]
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    But for this season, pay the extra bucks and go with EA's NHL 07 instead. [Nov. 2006, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JhonD.
    Oct 6, 2006
    10
    This game is off the chain. Bravo 2k7 bravo. It looks so real I cried. The best hockey game I've played in my darn life. The passing, This game is off the chain. Bravo 2k7 bravo. It looks so real I cried. The best hockey game I've played in my darn life. The passing, the deking, the skating is just brilliant. I love the songs too! Expand
  2. FrankJ.
    Sep 21, 2006
    10
    2k delivers again.
  3. LucaC.
    Oct 4, 2006
    4
    The editing and menu GUIs are too complex and take a long time to create one single player, in terms of gameplay the camera angle wobbles way The editing and menu GUIs are too complex and take a long time to create one single player, in terms of gameplay the camera angle wobbles way too much. Personally, I prefer EA Sports NHL07. And just like in NHL07, the music is very invasive and got on my nerves really quickly. The controls are slow to react and I found the AI to be laughable in terms of tactics. Players move around like zombies and ignore the puck which is at their feet. I'm glad I picked it up for only 20$ as had I paid more I would have been vary angry. Expand

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