Gaming Nexus: "Games get sequels all the time these days. It seems like more and more, games are written not with the idea of producing a quality game, but rather with the start of a franchise in mind. A lot of this is based on the profitability of the sports franchise games that have annual releases. Sometimes these games have little more than new team rosters, while a few titles like EA’s NHL franchise are constantly innovating. NHL 11 is no exception, and to call it anything less than a home run wouldn’t do the game justice."