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IGN Reviews NHL 08 for PS3 and Xbox 360

"For years, 2K's brand of hockey was a step above EA as a true simulation of the sport. But give credit where it is due, EA finally chucked its desire to marry arcade fun with its simulation and got hockey right. NHL 08 has a few nagging flaws -- occasionally suspect team AI, clipping issues, and a lack of ESPN flavor -- but it has nailed the gameplay. And really, isn't it gameplay that matters most?"

8.9 Xbox 360 version
8.6 PS3 version

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ShiftyLookingCow3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

oh oh, I can smell something burning

Meus Renaissance3579d ago

I dont think anyone cares for these comparisons amyore. The 360 version will always get a few marks higher. It's common sense now.

ShiftyLookingCow3579d ago

with games from EA lazysports, not devs like Infinity Ward

tethered3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

@ DarthNihilus

Not lazy.
It's just about it being more cost effective for them to "get it close enough" to the 360 version.

.3 isn't a huge difference.
They could spend more time on it to get it even, maybe they even thought it was even, but that would cost more money and maybe than the install base isnt worth at the moment.

I say give it time and they will eventually be making them the exact same and then maybe surpass what the 360 can do.

The higher number of systems = the higher priority.

xaphanze3579d ago

''Now for the bad news PS3 owners. EA once again does you a huge disservice. With its first NHL title on PS3, EA has really dropped the ball visually. While the gameplay and feature set is identical to 360, the framerate is not. And while EA would like to say the PS3 version runs at 30 frames per second, that's questionable. PlayStation editor Greg Miller put it best upon first seeing NHL 08 running on PS3: "It looks like they're playing hockey under a strobe light." You can still play and enjoy NHL 08 on PS3, but don't you deserve a perfect framerate? Shouldn't you demand a better-looking game? Write your Congressman and get EA to pay the PS3 a bit more respect. Nearly a year into its life, the PS3 should have sports games that run smoothly.

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framerate framerate framrate!! Sick of EA!

toughNAME3579d ago

yeah we knew this was coming

day one purchase for me :D

toughNAME3579d ago

"and a lack of ESPN flavor "

this is a big seller here in Canada..they should add some CBC flavour (its spelt with a u...)

put some fukin Don Cherry in NHL 09 :)

crystallakekiller3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

yeah..its a 1st day purchase for me to...but Don Cherry?!...c'mon,he's one of the dumbest guy i'eve ever seen....i hate this guy,he's one racist mother@#$%

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