PSX Extreme writes: "But in the end, there's something missing. It's an air of completeness, I guess. Too many times, it just feels as if you don't have total control over what's going on during a match, and the AI is questionable. Like the inherent challenge, it tends to jump all over the place; one minute, you're impressed and the next you're confused… "wait, why'd he do that?" The animations are nice but they tend to slow things down for some reason – so I can't sweep my stick while still skating forward? How come? – and that doesn't help much, as the speed of the game is already slower than desired. It's better than average and I'd be more inclined to recommend it, but this year, NHL 10 definitely wins the ice rink battle".