John Robertson writes:
"Due to the brilliance of the past couple of games in the series, NHL 10 was always going to struggle to stake its claim as a fully-fledged sequel. The new features make it a better game than its predecessors, but just not enough to warrant a sure-fire, full-priced purchase. Unless you just can't bring yourself to wait, the shrewd move is to keep playing NHL 09 until you can pick up a copy on the cheap - although by then we'll probably be starring at a fresh new copy of NHL 11. Damn these yearly release cycles!"