Review : NHL 2K7

Pucks are flying, shots are slapped, and bodies are being broken. Yes, it's that time of year again, as the start of the NHL season signals the release of the latest incarnation of the ice hockey franchise, NHL 2K7 from 2K Sports.

The sequel to last year's NHL 2K6, NHL 2K7 sets out to improve on the former in almost every way possible, by refining and polishing all aspects of the game to perfection, whilst adding a few obligatory new features for good measure. I'll be the first to admit that my experience with ice hockey games in the past has been brief at best, so to be completely honest, I had very little idea of what I should have been expecting from this game. Having looked into the sport, read up on the official NHL website, and checked the rules on wikipedia, I thought I was ready to enjoy a nice, leisurely skate around an ice rink, gently pushing a small, black disk from end to end, before calmly slotting it in the back of the net, and shaking the hands of the opposing team, in a typically chivalrous manner. Oh, how wrong I was.

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Skate playtests coming to PS5 and Xbox in 2024, EA confirms

The time to play the new Skate game on PS5 and Xbox is approaching, as Full Circle confirms console testing will be arriving next year.

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gold_drake66d ago

oh dear god, please let it be good.

Kosic65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

These guys are pretty cringe. Also the look of the new skate looks boring compared to games like Skater XL and Sessions. I'm not a fan of the arcade skate Sims


EA's new 'Skate' is a free-to-play live service game

It won't be pay-to-win and none of the map will be behind a paywall.

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willium425592d ago

Can you please share us an image depicting the issue?

boing1592d ago

I kind of like the idea of free, social skateboarding game in an open world.

sourOG592d ago

Lmao of course… that blows

Inverno592d ago

I mean it could work. They could easily sell branded cosmetics which could pull in quite a bit of money if done right, but I can't say I'm not a bit disappointed. I'll try it cause I really like the series, but it'll suck if this fails cause I really like the series lol

Kornholic592d ago

"If done right" lmao. The only way to do that right is to make them unlockable via in game progression.

Inverno592d ago

If done right they can do it like how Minecraft has done it for years and people don't have an issue with how MC does it. I wanna hate on EA just as much as the next guy, but I'll wait until after they ruin Skate to have a negative opinion on it.