NHL 2K8: Falling out of Contention

Looks like it won't matter if this game is 60fps on any system.

Making like a goon who drops his gloves before the puck even hits the ice, developer Kush Games has come out swinging this year. In an overly aggressive move, many of the alterations implemented into this year's game are in direct response to the innovations rival developer Electronic Arts Canada debuted in last season's product. Like any good competition, Kush's intent isn't to copy, but to go one step beyond. As powerful as some of these punches may be, many miss the target, leaving Kush with its jersey pulled over its head, and primed for a concussion-inducing retaliatory strike. NHL 2K8 certainly makes strides forward, but even so, many of its new elements lag behind where its competition is today.

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