IGN: NHL 11 Review

NHL 11 is a great hockey game any way you slice it. If you’re looking for a great online experience, you can find it here. If you’re looking for great solo play, there’s plenty to be had. Heck, if you just want to jump into the playoffs and make a run at the cup, you can do that, too. Despite the fact that a lot of the modes have been ported over from last year and Ultimate Team has been seen before in other EA Sports games, NHL 11 still delivers a slew of gameplay improvements and a truckload of content that should please the many hockey fans out there.

Presentation - 8.0
Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 9.0
Gampeplay - 8.5
Lasting Appeal - 8.5

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Mr_Bun3025d ago

First thing I noticed from the demo was the passing. Can't make one-time passes like you could previously. Takes some getting used to but the rest of the gameplay was outstanding. Day 1

boodybandit3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

So it wasn't just me. I was having a hard time getting off one timers. I thought there was something wrong with my controller. The one thing I have a hard time with while play NHL is not being able to pick up the puck cleanly after I poke check it away or knock the CPU on their back side. They get up and regain control of the puck before I can. Is that just me or does the CPU AI have glue on their stick?

Mr_Bun3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

For one timers, the player has to be in position to shoot, otherwise you won't get all of the puck. I find that 90% of my poke checks seem to knock the puck directly to someone else on the other team...been that way for a few years now.

I just want the full game so I don't have to put up with this 1 period play bullsh*t.

allyc4t3025d ago

EA Canada does it again. EA Tiburon (makers of Madden) should take note.

shogun1013025d ago

This year's Madden is the best incarnation in years... I think they're doing a fine job.

FishCake9T43025d ago

FIFA and NHL are both awesome games by EA. Madden on the other hand.....

Elvfam5113025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

The demo felt really slow (while moving) the characters look bulky but overall I liked it

negative3025d ago

The pace is more true to the game of hockey. While still a little fast, it has been slowed down a bit to add more strategy to the game.

Day 1!

VoicesInMyHead3025d ago

B.S. Hockey is clearly havent played (let alone seen an NHL game up close, its NOT TV folks, even true-speed NFL films footage is fast as hell)

elementum3025d ago

Less than a week! 3 weeks until preseason too, can't f'n wait

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