CFD!'s Scott Thompson hits the ice for another year's EA Sports release:
"You know, before I was a hockey fan (and subsequently a hockey videogame fan), I never understood the need to buy each year’s iteration of “Sports Game X” outside of updating the roster. “Surely, if you liked the previous years effort, you could survive just fine without the newest entry in the series,” I would pontificate to myself while raising my nose at midnight launches of Madden.
"Of course, I now realize that I’m an idiot; for the past two years, I have spent each month of September salivating over the launch of the next NHL game. NHL 09, while incredible, suffered from a lot of bugs and glitches that were thankfully fixed in 10. With most of the kinks worked out last year, NHL 11 seems to be focused instead on injecting more realism into the game. Do the new additions work and ultimately warrant the purchasing of NHL 11? Yeah, I’d say so."