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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 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] Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. The best sports title on Xbox 360 so far. It’s exciting when a company actually uses the year in development to bring us a year’s worth of progress.
  2. 90
    If you are looking for a stripped down arcade style hockey game with a gimmicky control scheme, then "NHL07" is your best bet. But if you take your hockey seriously, from coaching strategies, far superior graphics, tighter control, great online play, all the way down to running a franchise, then NHL2K7 is the ticket to buy.
  3. It’s simply a real hockey fans dream game.
  4. The menus not only seem convoluted, but are very difficult to navigate.
  5. Unfortunately, some elements leave the game somewhat short of what I'd call my personal "next gen" gameplay standards, but overall, NHL 2K7 is still a great game.
  6. There are still things to work on for next year, including better control and the play by play, but this game will definitely keep me busy until next year’s game.
  7. This is exactly the same as last year's version. Ignore the Rivalry and Cinemotion fluff and you'll be hard pushed to spot genuine advances. At least EA pretends to try. [Issue 12, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26