For delivering sheer visual and game play thrills and a solid reworking of its core franchise for the next-gen 360 platform, there's little doubt that NHL 2K7 is a solid, fun, playable title that leads the way into glimpsing the potential of what next-gen sports gaming should look to deliver; not just eye-candy, but better physics, better AI and a better overall experience than current-gen sports games.
NHL 2K7 is the smoothest action you can find unless your watching the boys live. NHL 2K7 is improved over last years Xbox 360 version and the features like Cinemotion add a more depth to the overall presentation.
While the animations and physics are vastly improved, there’s too little else to like with this series. A general art direction overhaul seems to be in order, plus, a bit of A.I. tweaking could cut down on all-world goaltending occurring on any difficulty level.
NHL 2K7 is a solid game and the new animations help to make it feel more next-gen worthy than last year's entry. However, despite the sheer number of new features, nothing feels particularly groundbreaking.
SummaryHundreds 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, passin...