NHL 07 vs. NHL2K7

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Which game reigns supreme?

NHL 07
4
50%
NHL 2k7
3
38%
Gretzky NHL 2007
0
No votes
NHL 94
1
13%
 
Total votes : 8

NHL 07 vs. NHL2K7

Postby jchockey » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:23 am

The yearly debate is back...

My friend got NHL 07 on XBOX360 yesterday, and I have caught glimpses of it. A few things to take note of:
Pros:
- fantastic visuals. the best you'll ever see - guarenteed.
- shot stick: complete puckhandling control + hitting
- deep dynasty mode
- a huge step up in terms of realism for EA - much, much harder to score

Cons:
- the menus are hard to read at times
- because it doens't tell you how many players are dressed at one time, editing lines can be a pain. it's the same problem as NHL 06.
- the learning curve is huge - I'd say at least play 5 games and a couple shootouts before you're completely comfortable with the shot stick.

NHL 2k7 comes out September 14th (tomorrow), and I've been debating whether or not to get it. NHL 07 is a huge step up but just thinking about the pure navigational difficulty of the 07 menus gives me a headache.

Anyone else care to share comments/criticisms?

And oh, just so you know, 2kSports heard the boos from fans about their NHL2k6 soundtrack (which was absolutely horrendous - I put it on mute during non-games) and re-done the soundtrack completely. You can preview the tunes on www.2ksports.com on the NHL2k7 section. The media player is on the right side labeled 'Preview 2k7 tunes.'
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Postby The_Pauser » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:24 pm

I'd go with NHL 07 only because I enjoy the deep dynasty mode.
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Postby tuzzi44 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:06 pm

i just bought NHL 07 for the 360. when i bought my new xbox this summer i couldnt wait for this game to come out so i bought NHL2K6 thinking it could hold me over until 07 came out and it was awful. i've always played the EA hockey games since my SNES days so im probably always gonna buy them!

I've gotta wait until the weekend to play it (damn college), I'll report back and let you know what i think! lol i like that alex ovechkin is on the cover... really excited to see how the dynasty is with the salary cap
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Postby Badfish » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:35 pm

Ovechkin's on the cover eh? That''s too bad, I don't like to see one of the most exciting young players in the league cursed so early in his career :?
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Postby Badfish » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:41 pm

Ovechkin's on the cover eh? That''s too bad, I don't like to see one of the most exciting young players in the league cursed so early in his career :?
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Postby The_Pauser » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:00 pm

Lol. It's true.
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Postby Jester » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:43 pm

2k6 was better than nhl 06.

I'll be going with 2k7 because I prefer gameplay over graphics... also Simulation over Arcade style.
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Postby Broda » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:17 pm

Well i just bought my xbox today, seeing as i finally have money again.. and not that much in the way of bills... i figured why not... plus i have been waiting for NHL to come out.
WOW... what a game... its amazing... thats all that needs to be said. that and yeah the menus are annoying.. just cause of how small the text is. but the game is amazing fluid and real
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Postby tantalum » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:50 am

NHL 07 for the 360

2k7 for all other consoles

I've played 2k7 the past 4 years and frankly they have to change the gameplay. you can do the same things you could 4 years ago. The goals are the same. The AI is the same etc. Playing the 2k7 demo and having NHL 07 for the 360 it's clear the 2k7 has been passed by EA this year. Ea has provided a game that while a bit bare bones will provide an exceptional base to build on.
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