- Summary: Fans asked and 2K Sports answered with easy-to-learn controls that still provide depth for the season veteran. With 2K Sports' classic default controls, a player’s first game will be as enjoyable as their one-thousandth, while the new and intuitive hybrid controls will provide the depth expeperienced vets are looking for. Enhanced Gameplay - An updated arsenal of highlight reel-worthy superstar moves, blocked shots, stick-handling moves, hit-by-puck collisions, and a greatly-enhanced skating engine make up for an exciting and all-new hockey experience complete with more than 1,400 new gameplay animations. All-New Presentation System – Pre-game intros, menus, new crowd animations, game summary replays, and brand new commentary featuring Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda of the San Jose Sharks bring a fresh new look and sound to NHL 2K9’s visual and audio experience. [2K Sports]… Expand
GAhern8Game play is getting better. Strong graphics (viewed on HD 1080i/p) Players seem a bit washed out, but each year the movements get more fluid and realistic. Love!!! Randy and Drew as play by play guys. Zamboni game is a novel touch! Audio is where the game suffers. The crowd/ background noise cuts in and out from the surround sound mode at different times and the board/ glass noise is way over done!
New crowd animations and arena renderings are finally starting to catch up to the rest of the authenticity.
No! you don't have crazy, wicked stick and player controls like EA, but the learning curve to pick up the controls and start playing successfully is about 10 seconds. Overall the best hockey game 2K has done to date… Collapse
DanielLindenbaum2I bought this game without playing the demo.
I own NHL 2k8 and i love that game so I thought this would be an upgrade...
This is the worst sports game ever created
The second I started playing the actual gameplay, it was not fun at all
The menu's are horrible and you have 50% less options than last year. I kept looking for a button to go to advanced settings for each menu and found nothing
The control scheme is horrible and it does not let you switch to 2k8 controls
The players look bad
The speed burst button is a waste of time as it does nothing. The gameplay feels sluggish and the hits are not better than last year.. they are worse.
Also the AI keeps trying to do spin moves every shot they take. No excitement in this game, very boring and slow..even on the fast speed
The only thing good about this is having updated music.
I bought this game and played with the menu for 20 minutes, then played the game for 10 minutes
Then I posted it on Ebay
I will stay with my NHL2k8.. maybe I will rent NHL 09
Thanks- Dissapointed Daniel… Expand